Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Its preserved medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend. Bucharest, the country’s capital, is the site of the gigantic, Communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building.

🙂 Affordable. Wetlands.

🙁 Not that aesthetically appealing (Bucharest) – head to mountains!

Currency: Romanian Leu but Euros accepted.

Three things we did not know about Romania:

  1. Romania has the best preserved delta in Europe: the Danube Delta. Crossing the south of Romania, the Danube forms a wonderful delta before flowing into the Black Sea. The Danube Delta is home to 23 natural ecosystems, and from April to September is home to more than 300 bird species that come to live on delta’s channels and lakes.
  2. Romania is home to the tallest wooden church in the world. The church tower of the Sapînta-Peri Monastery in the region of Maramures measures 78 meters in height and it has a 7 meter-high cross. There is a replica at the Village Museum in Bucharest.
  3. Timisoara in Romania, was the first city in Europe to have street lights installed in 1884.

Go to: Bucharest

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