Travelers are spoilt for choice in Romania.
Hikers and nature lovers should check out the Fagaras Mountains, the Danube Delta or the Bucegi Mountains for some of Romania's more famous natural wonders.
Or if you’re more of a history buff, look no further than the 15th to 16th centuries old monasteries in Bucovina, and marvel at many centuries of alternative architecture in the capital, Bucharest.
Want to take the tourist route? Plan ahead and book a trip for a very memorable Halloween party in Bran Castle ('Dracula's Castle') in the picturesque city of Brasov, or learn all about 'Vlad the Impaler' and medieval Romania in historic Sighisoara.
The countryside is also littered with other historic castles, such as Peles Castle and Corvin Castle, which are a great spot for photographers, and a glimpse into the lives of royalty from centuries ago.
As if this wasn't enough, there’s also the impressive Neamt Citadel, and festivals such as Hora de la Prislop – which are fantastic displays of art and culture from times gone by.
The only currency used is the Romanian leu. Despite being a European country, euros are not accepted anywhere in Romania.
If you’re into luxury accommodation and expensive meals, these costs will be higher!
Tipping is expected as Romanian waiters are paid a very low wage, so be sure to also factor this in when drawing up your budget.
The most popular times for tourists are in Spring (May - June) or Autumn (September – October).
There’s always something to do year-round, so why don’t you try beating the crowds and visit in winter, when many of the towns and landscapes are covered in a stunning blanket of snow.
Visas are not required for up to 90 days for many foreigners, with European citizens able to stay in the country indefinitely.
There are many modes of transport available for travelers, with regular flights, trains and long-haul buses running quite frequently between destinations.
With countless natural wonders and interesting historical sites, one of the best ways to travel the length and breadth of Romania is by road. Unfortunately, road conditions in Romania are poor.
Romanians are not to be confused with the Romani people also referred to as Roma or Gypsies, whose name is thought to derive from domba - a man of low cast living by singing and music - attested in Classical Sanskrit.