Romania travel guide - best places to see and best things to do

Uniquely Romania - the only latin country in a slave continent, located in the north of the Balkan Peninsula on the western shores of the Black Sea and speaking Latin languade. A mix of cultures, traditions, history and cuisine givind birth to an unique place in the Eastern Europe - Romania. All this influences through the ages did not distroy the Romanian authentical heart and spirit...they made it stronger.

It all started at the beginning of the 1st millennium AC when the Roman civilization arrived and conquered the local Dacians. After 250 years they left the territory and the migratory slave populations arrived and gave us Hungarian and Greek influences, Turkish ad Jewish elements, Slavic and Tartar touches but also German and French impresses. For about 1500 years the Romanians tried to maintain their national character and spiritual unity and they succeded.

Romania is a land of natural beauty and diversity and a rich cultural heritage. Here you will find all kind of landscapes: from the Carpathians peaks to beautiful colorfull plains, from the cultural cities to unspoilt rural areas, the coastline of the Black Sea and the Danube Delta - the wild paradise. There are many national parks, nature parks and reservations where you can do a lot of open air sporting activities.

As for the cultural sites, don't miss the Unesco protected monuments in Romania: the churches of Moldavia, the Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, the Historic Centre of Sighisoara, the Monastery of Horezu, the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania and the wooden churches of Maramures.

Romania is all about contrast. Even if it became member of the European Union in 2007 it's stil surprising the tourists with its unicity. You will find cities like in the Western Europe with luxury hotels, bars and restaurant, the busy and modern capital and on the other part you will see villages where the time seems to have stopped and thousants of people gather around monasteries and churches during religious ceremonies.

Romanian people are famous for their hospitality and for their open heart, you'll be delighted by the welcome you receive from your hosts and also for the traditional bio food. You'll be surprised from the beginning till the end.

Come and discover now the uniquely Romania!