Author: Rasma

Spooky Villa Paula

If you’re really into doing some ghost hunting or if ghostly spirits don’t bother you then right in the heart of Little Haiti in Miami, Florida you’ll find Villa Paul. This is a neo-Classical mansion built in 1920 with a special Cuban flair. The mansion has ten rooms, two baths, 18 ft. tall ceilings, hand-painted floor tiles and Tuscan columns. It was built with Cuban-exported yellow bricks and white stucco. Villa Paula was built for the first Cuban Consulate Senior Don Domingo Milors and his wife Paula. The couple lived in the mansion when tragedy struck and Paula died...

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Ghostly Happenings at the Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel is located in Coral Gables, Florida. The hotel sits proudly on the corner of Anastasia Avenue and Columbus Boulevard. The Biltmore is a lovely mix of Victorian and European and was built in 1925. It is advertised as a luxury golf and spa resort. The hotel has long catered to high society and has seen guests like Al Capone, the Roosevelt family, the Vanderbilts, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Ginger Rogers. The hotel was built in the Mediterranean Revivalist style and has become one of the grandest hotels in the U.S....

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Bran Castle Romania

Halloween is coming. This year perhaps you would like to celebrate this holiday with the master of horror Count Dracula himself. Well there is the scary character written about by Bram Stocker and created larger than life by Hollywood and then there is the real one. Step back into time into the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania where it all began. Bran Castle was built in 1377 and is sometimes called “Dracula’s Castle”. It was the home of the most feared and horrid person Prince Vlad Tepes also known as Vlad the Impaler or Draculya after his father whose name...

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Scarlett O’Hara Bar and Restaurant

The Scarlett O’Hara Bar and Restaurant is located at 70 Hypolita Street in Saint Augustine, Florida. This bar and restaurant is made up of two homes built in 1879. It has become on drinking and eating establishment and offers their customers live music. The building is a two story, brown wood structure with a wide porch on the first floor for dining. On the first floor you’ll also find the Main Bar and the Oyster Bar. The martini bar which is known as the Ghost Bar and the official restaurant are located on the second floor. The walls are...

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Roumanian Cuisine

The cuisine of Romania is diverse. It has been greatly influenced by Balkan cuisine as well as of its neighbors, such as Germans, Serbians, and Hungarians. Let’s take a look at some Roumanian dishes:   Mamaliga is a dish made of yellow maize and is traditional for Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. It’s better known to the rest of the world in Italian – polenta. Historically it was a peasant food and substituted for bread or used as a staple food in the poor rural areas. In the last decades it has emerged as an upscale dish available in the...

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