Romania is a country located in East Central Europe. Once known as the Paris of the East, the capital of Romania, Bucharest, underwent enormous change under the Ceausescu regime with the construction of some enormous palaces and monuments to his vanity. Today, the Romanian capital is thriving and vibrant, offering a diverse experience to the visiting tourist, but there is much more to discover away from the capital.
Head for the hills to Transylvania and the castles, churches and painted monasteries, or down to the Black Sea at Constanta for some beach action. Romania’s skiing offer is improving every year, and time should also be found to sample some of the country’s excellent wines.