Happy Halloween everybody.
In honour of Amigo’s favourite day the TravelTST Blog takes a look at some of the spookiest places to take a vacation.
The central Romanian district’s fame comes from Bram Stoker’s classic story Dracula, with the eponymous Count Dracula hailing from the area. Dracula takes his name from Vlad the Impaler, who was also referred to as Dracula. Vlad was born in Transylvania but ruled over the neighbouring area of Wallachia. Bran Castle is a popular tourist destination in the area and over the years has come to be referred to as Dracula’s Castle however there is no proof that Stoker even knew about the castle. Learn more about Transylvanian tourism here.
2. New Orleans
The Big Easy has been called the most haunted city in the United States. The city has tons of supposedly haunted sites and has tours for whatever supernatural spook you’re looking for from vampires to ghosts to voodoo.
3. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico
Mexico isn’t all fun in the sun, it’s also got some really freaky stuff. The Island of the Dolls is located south of Mexico City and takes its name from the dolls that hang from trees throughout the island. The dolls were put there by a hermit named Don Julian Santana to honour a girl he claimed drowned in a canal near the island and then haunted him. Santana died in 2001 and was found in the canal he alleged the girl had drowned in. Some tourists will present gifts to the dolls to appease their spirits. Check out the freaky photos here.