Romania, a largely unknown destination in Eastern Europe with a lot of history
Romania is located in Eastern Europe
and surrounded by Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria. It
is a medium sized country with around 22 million people living here.
Its most famous citizen is Count Dracula who used to live in
Transylvania and has been the inspiration for many books van films.
Romania has a long history going back to when it was part of the
Ottoman empire, becoming and independent nation and subsequently part
of the Soviet Union. In the end it established itself as and
independent country again but each of its historical era's is clearly
visible today. It is now a member of the EU so travelling is quite
straightforward. The most interesting cities to visit are Bucharest,
Brasov, Cluj-Napoca and Sibiu. For an outdoor experience consider
visiting the Carpathian mountains to enjoy hiking and skiing or stay
at any of the beach resorts at the black sea. Unique for Romania are
the Painted Monasteries which are located in Bucovina in Northern
Romania. Visiting Romania is best done in the summer as winters can
be quite cold, although even in November you can get some nice days. Travelling around Romania can be best done by train as most of the
mayor places are well connected. Buses are also available and cheap,
although not the most comfortable.
Romania photo gallery
The capital city of Romania which appears as a combination of older and recent history but looking to the future.