"It was ' home' for a few months" Top 5 Page for this destination Romania by Mique

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I stayed in Oradea for the winter months but when spring came around i needed to be on the road again. And again it was amasing. Of course traveling by public transport can be quite challenging at times but on the other hand, it is easy to meet people and see a lot of the countryside. I'm just glad i was not in a hurry and don't get upset easily by unfriendly staff at train- and busstations. And i've learned my lesson and ask always if the train goes to where i want to go just before boarding....

So far i've loved visiting this country. I've travelled a bit around before ending up in Oradea for the winter. Although i haven't seen half of the country i have a nice impression. I was very lucky with the weather. In the 5 weeks i travelled around there were just a few days with cloudy skies and even less with rain. Overall it was warm and a beautiful sunshine. Which made traveling through Romania even nicer.

I've seen beautiful landscapes. I especially liked the mountains in their autumn dress. And i've seen many impressive medieval cities, off the beaten path places and met incredible people along the way.

And now in spring time i've wandered through the streets of Bucarest, dipped my feet in the danube delta to push our boat afloat again, visited a salt mine and finally made it to Peles and Pelisor in Sinaia. Still haven't seen all of this beautiful country but i've scratched the surface

On the picture you can see me and the 2 people that made my bus ride of 30 hours bearable when i came from the Netherlands to Romania..... And they translated everything i needed to know. I was the only non-romanian on that bus (even the drivers were romanian).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very beautiful country with very friendly people
  • Cons:Sometimes the garbage everywhere takes away the beauty
  • In a nutshell:It is a bit off the beaten path, but so very worth visiting
  • Last visit to Romania: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    excellent page! love the gems with the off the beaten path gem suggestions and your fave places

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    Enjoyed reading your Romanian pages, thanks for sharing!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Really enjoyed reading your excellent page on Romania. It's full of helpful tips and lovely photos, I especially like the one of the Moon Church.

  • Oct 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Also how long have you visit it?

  • biancaneve's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    its THESE kinds of tips that are truly helpful..Thanks again!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2008 at 6:26 AM

    Nice page!

  • monica71's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    I am so glad that you had the chance to visit Romania and that you had a great time there! It is a beautiful country and you need to learn to enjoy it before it unfolds its wonders. It looks like you found the secret :)

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:49 AM

    Wonderful!! Great tips and really enjoyed your travelogue. Would love to get to Romania some day.....

  • adema29's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Interesting presented your tips about Romania! You've managed to show the good aspects as well as the worst ones...

  • Mar 1, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    those things are called mărţişor (martzishor)

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