The only Latin language speaking country in the South East of Europe, a magical place between the Danube River, the Black Sea and the Carpathian Mountains, Romania is a country waiting to be discovered.
And there is plenty to discover...
1. The capital city of Bucharest that features the second biggest building in the world and an open-air museum with more than 300 very old traditional wooden houses moved here from different counties from all across the country.
2. The beautiful castles from the Prahova Valley and Transylvania.
3. The Danube Delta that was found to be a fascinating world by Jacques-Yves Cousteau himself: a wildlife paradise, unique in Europe, sought by nature lovers and fishermen too.
4. The monasteries from the North part of Moldova - worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.
5. Maramures - the North part of Romania, considered by many to be the heart and soul of the country. Small villages, rolling hills, pastures, meadows full of wildflowers, people wearing their traditional national costumes on a daily basis, it is like taking a trip back in time!
6. The Apuseni Mountains (The Western Mountains of Romania) are famous for the many caves that you can visit here (including the second largest ice cave in the world!), the beauty of the small villages and the domestic-use wooden tools produced by the locals.
7. The medieval fortresses and towns of Transylvania: among them, Sighisoara, one of the few still inhabited medieval citadels in Europe and the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, also known as Dracula.
8. The largest salt mine in all of Europe, located more than 600 ft under the ground, built like a subterranean city; walking inside feels like being on another planet!
9. The Black Sea!
10. And last, but not least, our famous wineries! Come taste incredible good wines, and see why they receive first prizes at international wine fairs.
Chances are that you, just like the Roman Empire soldiers 2000 years ago and many Foreigners visiting Romania every year, will fall in love with the beauty of the places and the friendliness of the people!
If Adrian has convinced you to skip the crowds in Prague and fly to Bucharest instead, consider getting in touch with him to arrange a private tour to any of the fantastic sights he mentioned above.