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"vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma nu na iei, nu ma nu ma nu man iei." O-zone's hit song that everyone in europe seemed to love (inexplicably.) o-zone is a romanian band.

Hiking the Bucegi Mountains, Visiting remote Transylvanian villages

Bucharest train station, 24-hour bread factory that kept us awake all night long, Bran Castle, Rigged taxi meters in Bucharest

head scratchers
Why does Bucharest have such a bad reputation?, Romanian trail markers: either too many or too few



population (mn)

22.3 million
capital Bucharest
languages Romanian, Hungarian, German
religion Romanian Orthodox
currency Lei

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 3
culture: 4
fun: 3
transport: 4
nature: 4
total score: 21/30


average cost per day
$US60 per day (for two)

Food, transport and accommodation were inexpensive so we splurged on meals, rooms with heat and rented a car with driver.





  September 8, 2004->   transylvania gets our blood pumping  
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