The medieval majesty of Romania is often overlooked as a tourist destination, but its mountainous ranges offer some great skiing and hiking. Romania's populated areas are a glorious mix of the old and the new, with the nouveau-riche clattering against the horse-drawn cart lifestyle of yesteryear, which prevails to this day.
Romania Essential Information:
Major cities and towns: Brasov, Oradea and Lasi
Places of interest: Constanta, Galati and Paltinis
Time Zone: GMT +2
International dialling code: +40
Language: Romanian. Learn the basics of Romanian at www.easyromanian.com
Romania currency: Romania uses Romania New Lei. One RON is worth around 20 pence. For up-to-date exchange rates see: www.xe.com/ucc