Romania Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 97%History Buffs
- 87%Spiritual Seekers
- 82%Adventure Travelers
- 80%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 78%Local Culture
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- RomaniaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2Aug 22, 2012
Romania is located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south.
At 238,400 square kilometers (92,000 sq mi), Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with over 19 million people. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the tenth largest city in the EU, with a population of around 2 million.
The United Principalities emerged when the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia were united under Prince Alexander Ioan Cuza in 1859. In 1881, Carol I of Romania was crowned, forming the Kingdom of Romania. Independence from the Ottoman Empire was declared on 9 May 1877, and was internationally recognized the following year. At the end of World War I, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia united with the Kingdom of Romania. Greater Romania emerged into an era of progression and prosperity that would continue until World War II. By the end of the War, many north-eastern areas of Romania's territories were occupied by the Soviet Union, and Romania forcibly became a socialist republic and a member of the Warsaw Pact.
With the fall of the Iron Curtain and the 1989 Revolution, Romania began its transition towards democracy and a capitalist market economy. After a decade of post-revolution economic problems, extensive reforms fostered economic recovery making Romania now an upper middle-income country with high human development.
Romania joined NATO on 29 March 2004, the European Union on 1 January 2007 and is also a member of the Latin Union, of the Francophonie, the OSCE, the WTO, the BSEC and the United Nations. Today, Romania is a unitary semi-presidential republic, in which the executive branch consists of the President and the Government.
- RomaniaJul 11, 2012
For me the Romania was like different world. I have never been in country, which is presented like one of the poorest and dirtiest in the world in all tourguides or on web pages. My first feeling was that I am scared, a lot. But also I had a different one – the curiosity! Someone told me once, that I can not make my own opinion on things through another people opinions (for this case - the articels, which I read and the stories, which I heard). This person told me: „You have to see the things, how they really are. You have to feel, you have to see, you just need to be there and make own story about that place.“
Therefore, I decided to go there, no mater on consequences. I went there through the student´s organization and I should work on some project with other guys. When I came, hm...it was city like another else. Exactly, I was in Timisoara – Temešvár. My first night was terrifying, but this nights are always the same – you are with new people, do not know them, you are thinking about everything, what can happen to you. But then...you will feel, listen and make your own way on this different place of the Earth. You will start to love the nature – there are so many beautiful parks and areas near the river. For example my favourite one was Roses Garden. When you like running, so there is a lot of space for this exciting sport. You can go everywhere you want and I found a lot of lonely, but strange places for me through this sport.
If you like memories and countryside this country is exactly for you, too. Because it is not very famous, you can find there a lot of places, which are almost the same like in the past and for a normall prices. Yes, this is very greatfull on Romania – the prices:D And prices for beer! I was the wine girl before, so I was suprised, when I found out that when you want to drink 2 or 3dcl of wine, you can not. You have to order the whole bottle and if you are only person, who like wine, so,it was a problem. But most of the people there drink beer, because it is the cheapest alcohol. And for more – I like very much their style – in more of bars and pubs you can order only beer in bottle and nobody drinks it from glass. I think that this is amazing, because in our country it is not so usual. But, let say the truth – beer can be good, but when the company is not good, the whole evenings sucks. So, here are some advices for every travelling you will ever do:
The first – be sure, that you really want to go to this country or that it is the right decision for you and you like challenges..
The second – you have to be affraid. It is the normal reaction, when you go on new place.
The third- RELAX!!! after your arrival, it will be ok. But still be very carefull – the people from other countries are different and you have to used to on them.
The fourth and the last one – enjoy your stay. No situation in your life is the same, no moment and also not you. So, have fun as much as you can, but please do not make a lot of mess! Because then you will have to clean it:D
- RomaniaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
Busteni is situated in the Prahova Valley, in Prahova County, Romania, at the foot of Caraiman Massif in the Bucegi Mountains. It's one of the most spectaculars resorts as it is surrounded by amazing peaks.
Busteni has cool summers (average temperature in July: 15.5°C), and cold winters (average temperature in January : -5°C). Each year the pure air and breathtaking landscape bring thousands of tourists to Romania where they can enjoy skiing and hiking.
The resorts along the mountain chain which cross Romania from north to south, offer their guests excellent facilities for recreation in summer and winter. During the winter months, Busteni station offers the possibility to practice skiing and sledding. Here there are ski paths with different difficulty levels.
There are opportunities for hiking, caving, observing nature or skiing on well-marked slopes. Busteni is a spa which operates all year round. The climate and fresh air (without allergens), as well as the healthy ozone-rich environment is recommended for the recovery treatment of asthenic neurosis (as well as other asthenic conditions), physical and intellectual overexertion, rachitis, and physical developmental problems in children, and general convalescence. Busteni makes a great starting point for trips into the mountains around which are numerous natural phenomenas: "Babele" - a wind-chiseled slope in the Bucegi Massif; the "Shpynx" - the result of the combined action of wind, rain and snow; gorges, caves, etc.
There are two cable cars in the city: Busteni - Babele, length 4.350 m, level difference 1.235 m, within 13 minutes; Babele - Pestera, length 2.611 m, level difference 560 m, within 10 minutes. The area is not only rich in natural and geographical phenomenas, but also in churches, monuments, museums and castles.
- RomaniaFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Die Rumänien Reise mit Bastian Brunner (Allerheiligen-Allerseelen 2011) war eine der gelungensten und spannensten Reisen die ich je gemacht habe. Mit Zelt und Schlafsack bewaffnet bei teilweise minus Grade, ein ziemliches Abenteuer. Abseits campen, in der früh ein Feuer machen. Kennen wir eh alles schon. Was neu war, war einfach der Ort an dem wir uns befanden. Transilvanien ist ein verzauberter Ort, sei es im Hinterland von Bran oder auch viel östlicher im Hügelland des Rumänischen Salzburgs. Alleine schon wegen der Transfargarschen Hochstraße würde ich fort nochmal hinfahren.
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