Sighișoara – The Dracula Trip (Day 4)

Odorheiul Secuiesc – Sighișoara

Sighișoara is one of Alexandra’s favourite cities; full of history, culture and tourists. We knew Airstoc would love it too, and took a full day to explore and shoot this place with our drone.

Sighișoara is another of the seven Saxon walled citadels; an incredibly well-preserved 16th century medieval town, and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its cobbled streets, towers and traditional burgher houses make it a picturesque and romantic location. One of its most famous inhabitants was Vlad Dracula AKA Vlad the Impaler, on whom Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula is thought to be based.

After we finished filming the main square, the clock and a few streets, we bought the UAV down and took a break for a coffee. Whilst I was searching for my phone cable a hornet got under my t-shirt and stung me. It was strange as we were inside the coffee shop, not outside, and even the bartenders were surprised. I’m ok now, but at the time it was not so much fun.

We went to see a cemetery at the end of a passage with 300 stairs. Although she was tired, Alexandra insisted on taking a few pictures there. I don’t know why she loves cemeteries so much (and I’m not going to ask her that) but every time we pass by one, she always points it out to me. This one, I have to admit, was really nice.

On our way back, we bought a small present for a friend, a vet, who is taking care of our pigeon whilst we’re away.

Whilst we were filming a tower our drone lost the signal and went into ‘return to home’ mode. We have to thank Natasha (yeah, that’s the name of our drone) for the amazing shoots she took on her way back home to her worried drone pilots.

We spent the night here in a beautiful hotel in the centre of the citadel. The accommodation and food were great; a bit expensive but totally worth it!


More pictures HERE

Small video HERE