I love writing about Transylvania, but the funny thing is on the web you write in google "Transylvania" and ironically you get something from wikipedia and a band... I wonder about the quality of information I get on the Internet, but given that my blog is on the Internet and it is about Transylvania, the idea that I should offer others some choice where they might be able to find more facts and figures is also of importance.
Still the Internet is a place where you must go in with a mind that questions a lot of information. Not all information is correct, but then not all book are correct. asking about Transylvania and the Internet and having a questioning mind is vital to success to any writer. the reason I mention wikipedia is that it is supposed (popular perception) a great place to find out information, however this does not mean it is in fact appropriate. Photos of Transylvania can also be placed into question.
A lot of people do not or have not seen the very land they are writing about and because you do not have the benefit of fact checkers on the history and people of Transylvania, and you are using the Internet this can mean you will find yourself getting into a lot of difficulties.
So what made me think about this? When I typed in Transylvania, I was looking for the Romanian government's website on Transylvania.
Not quite what I was going for, but there are a lot of excellent photos to look at....
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