With The Witch and The Djinn out, the next to follow is The Countess. It was Countess Elizabeth Báthory that inspired me. I have always had a passion for her. Not for the killing, but who she was and her obsession to stay young. The lengths a woman would go to reach her goals!
My husband and I are planning to take a trip to Slovakia next year and visit Čachtice Castle which was her home. It’s funny because we are always going to Zakopane, Poland to hit Morskie Oko. Slovakia’s border is right there and usually just walk right over to pick up a few things.
Last year was Bran Castle a.k.a. Dracula’s Castle, checking it and Romania off my list. After we hit Čachtice Castle, I’m thinking maybe looking into some of the Slavic folktales. Who knows what I can come up with!