10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Romania Right Now

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Pack your bags, drop your current travel plans and whatever destination you had in mind for your next holiday or vacation. You should visit Romania instead! With breathtaking and amazing landscapes, rich and unique cultures and traditions, delicious food, and warm people, Romania will pull you in and surprise you in so many ways. Here's a list of reasons why you should visit Romania right now.

Piatra Mare
Piatra Mare

1 - The people are friendly and the culture very interesting

Unlike other Eastern European nations in the Balkans, Romania is blessed with the warmth of a Latin culture. In fact, it’s the only Latin country in the Balkans with a slight Slavic Influence. People are generally friendly to strangers. You can feel this in Cluj-Napoca where the people are progressive and hospitable. I thought it was the warmest and hospitable place I've ever been to in the Balkans.

Shepherds Milking Sheep
Shepherds Milking Sheep

When I first came to Romania I thought the Romanian language was all they spoke. I was wrong. There’s a large population of Hungarians in the Transylvania region and they speak Hungarian, a non-Indo-European language based more on a Uralic structure. I’ve joined Hungarian Szekelers in their Pilgrimage in the Csiksomlyo and Straddled the Border of the old Austro-Hungarian empire. The Szekelers are more warm and friendly than Hungarian’s from Budapest.

Masses In Sumuleu Ciuc
Masses In Sumuleu Ciuc

2 - It’s still undiscovered and not overrun with tourist

I mean just ask the average Joe in the U.S. where is Romania? Where is Transylvania? Ninety percent of the time they don’t know. That tells you it’s not a well-known destination just yet. Most tourists are still sold in the what they think is the romance of Europe, which is all about Western Europe. Well, little do they know that Romania has those same charms and then some!

Sheep Station Horse
Sheep Station Horse

While becoming fewer and fewer, there are still people living life like it was hundreds of years ago. The Old Traditions are still clinging on even with the progress of time. There’s a lot of villages I’ve never even heard of and I rarely see tourists in those areas. The only thing crowded is Bran Castle and everyone who visit Romania knows about Bran.

3 - The Photogenic and Old Authentic Villages

I spent about a month in the Village of Breb in Maramures County. The villagers are still doing things the way they’ve been doing things hundreds of years ago. You can spend a few days with Shepherds in the Carpathians or have an authentic dining experience with them. Or you can just explore the quaint villages all over Maramures County. I had a unique experience during my travels in Romania and I'm positive you will too.

Farms in Breb
Farms in Breb

They still till the earth with ancient tools instead of machinery. They’re still stacking hay with pitchforks and cutting it with scythes. However, this way of life is disappearing fast. I saw a few tractors here and there and most villagers already have Facebook accounts and are playing Pokemon go on their cell phones. This should give you prompt to visit Romania right now before the modern world takes over.

4 - It’s still very affordable and cheap

Romania is one of the cheapest countries to visit in Eastern Europe. Cheaper than Hungary, Chezch Republic, Slovakia, and Montenegro. Meals on average cost around $3 to $4 dollars. Tourist attractions like Bran castle cost just $7 entry fee.


You can have a decent 4-course dinner for under $12. The average cost for a decent hostel is $12 to $16 a night. Beer is cheap, often cheaper than a bottled water and you can buy it at the bar for around $2. Heck, you can even get a 2-liter bottle of tasty beer for around 2 bucks. You can travel in Romania for $35 a day and not even break a sweat!

I stayed in the village of Breb, Maramures county for a month and it only cost me EU 300 with room and board with all meals included. If you’re on a shoe-string budget, you can get by on $30 a day if you cooked all your meals.

Stacking Hay Breb
Stacking Hay Breb

If you volunteered via Workaway.com you can cut this expense to near zero – I even met a traveler spending only $2 a day and even making a few bucks volunteering in Bucharest.

5 - The Internet is fast

It’s rated, at one point, as top 10 fastest internet in the world. Just ask Bernie Sanders he knows what I'm talking about. To quote Mr. Sanders: "Today, people living in Bucharest, Romania have access to a much faster Internet than most of the U.S. That's unacceptable and must change." If you're a digital nomad then Romania is an ideal place to visit or live in long-term.

Salt Lake and Alien Platform
Salt Lake and Alien Platform in Salina Turda

It’s no secret that Romania’s internet infrastructure is solid. That’s because they didn’t start with the old technology(2G) that the United States implemented when it first built its wireless infrastructure. Romania started theirs with the modern 4G infrastructure. Romania was a great place to work when I was working remotely. I was getting speeds of around 20-40Mbps when in contrast to California, I was getting less than 20Mbps.

6 - The Beautiful and Epic Landscapes

Romania is home to a very distinctive scenery: you can soar above 3000-meter peaks in the Carpathians, walk up and down verdant hills and plains, explore the Danube Delta and the Black Sea, or just wander around various citadels and castles in Transylvania.

Things I loved about Romania: Piatra Mare

Romania is lush with many rivers, streams, lakes, and it rains often enough to keep the landscapes green. The main highways cutting through the Carpathian Mountains, the Transalpina, and Transfagarasan, delivers some of the most spectacular views this side of Europe.

7 - The Spectacular Castles and Citadels

Corvin Castle, Peles, Rasnov citadel, Rupea citadel, Viscrii, Poenari, or even Bran? Romania has some equally impressive castles and citadels that rival their contemporaries in Western Europe. Corvin Castle is especially impressive because it resembles most a fairy-tale castle that graces children’s fairy-tale book cover. That's because of Romania is has seen its rule changed from various kingdom throughout its history - From Romans, Saxons, and Hungarians.

Corvin Castle
Corvin Castle

8 - The Delicious Food

With its eastern and western influence, Delicious foods have been an aspect of the Romanian culture. Hungarian, Germanic and Turkish influence have left their mark on Romanian cooking. You'll get a taste of the mouthwatering Sarmale, a rolled cabbage stuffed with meat, or delicious Mititei, a minced meat dish that's spicy.


You can find spicy Goulash in the Hungarian region in Harghita or even in various local restaurants. There's sour soup (“ciorba“) made with a sour broth from wheat and cornflower paired with fried mutton pastrami with polenta. You can wash this all down with some amazing beer made from pure Transylvanian mountain water.

9 - The Long and Storied History

Dacians, Romans, Magyars, Mongols, Turks, Saxons, Slavs and a slew of others have all left their mark in the collective nation that is Romania. During the Roman era, it was inhabited a Thracian tribe which the Romans called Dacians. The Romans conquered the Dacians and the descendants from both becoming the proto-Romanians.

Sibiu Upper Town Council Tower
Sibiu Upper Town Council Tower

During the middle ages waves of migrating peoples like the Goths, Magyars (Hungarians), Slavs, and Bulgars settled across the area bringing divergent cultural influence. The Ottoman Turks also came in later adding more cultural influence to an already rich culture.

10 - The Spectacular Cities

Sibiu, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Sighisoara, Bucharest, Alba Iulia, just to name a few, are some of the most charming and beautiful cities in Europe. Cities maintain their medieval charms with a hint of communism thrown in for the measure. Sibiu is your quintessential gothic fairy-tale town in the heart of Transylvania.


Cluj has baroque and neoclassical architecture and amazing people to interact with. Brasov is home to one of Europe’s narrowest street and surrounded by bastions and impressive medieval towers. Sighisoara is full of cobblestone streets and crayon-colored houses that look it came out of a fairy-tale book. These cities make you feel you’ve caught a ride in a time machine and stepped back in time.

There you go. Too many compelling reasons why you should book that flight and travel to Romania. It should be at the top of your bucket list as a travel destination.


10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Visit Romania Right Now

Posted from my blog with SteemPress : Visit Romania

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exactly green area which enhances its beauty, it's my dream to visit such kind of place where there is peace

This post definately makes me want to visit Romania one day. Makes the place look absolutely awesome!

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The Salt Lake and Alien Platform photo looks super interesting, very cool place

That's the underground theme park :)

Absolutely love your photos

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Wow. Thanks for sharing detail about this nice country. I hope to have chance to visit it

The great place for tourist

@mohsin01, What a nice keywords you wrote about Romania. I really Curious to know if You're from Romania ?

Awesome information. Need to visit Romania. $35 a day is affordable for most of us

...and we have a great and growing Steemit community :) @steemromania

That's cool :)

I like it, man. I'm literally googling where in Eastern Europe to go later this month (I'm a digital nomad) and was looking mostly at Kyiv, Odessa, and Budapest, as well as perhaps Poland. But you've gone a good way to selling me on Romania, thanks for posting!

I stayed in Budapest and Lviv :) I recommend you check out Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, or Brasov. If you like to party then Bucharest. Cluj didn't have much in terms of things to see but full of culture and things to do as a college town.

Thanks! I'm sharing those recos with my buddy with whom I'm traveling.

I'll be honest, I've seen many cheap deals to Bucharest from New York and I kept passing it up because I only saw castles and citadels as the to-do of Romania. But after reading this I think I'm going to jump on the next available cheap deal.

Thank you for your post! Very insightful and convincing!

Dude, that's how I got there...some cheap deal to Bucharest!

Beautiful images @adonisabril. I visited Romania about 20 years ago. Such an incredible place, and behind India (only because India is like another planet) was the most memorable country on my round the world trip. Such friendly people and stunning history and landscapes. I really should visit again before it becomes too commercial and touristy.

@revo, What a nice keywords you wrote about Romania. I really Curious to know if You're from Romania

No, I'm from Australia.

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What a beautiful sunset photo.

Really awesome place. specially the Farms in Breb. I got some useful information here. Hope I will viseit Romania. Thanks @adonisabril for your informative article.

you're welcome

Feeling so happy and honored to read this post about my country ♥️
Thanks for writing the great article and promoting Romania! 😊🤗

It deserves to be promoted :)

@gabrielatravels : What a nice keywords you wrote about Romania. I really Curious to know if You're from Romania

Yep, I am :)
And I'm trying to promote every little corner of it! :D

Romania is such a wonderful place, even though i was delayed by the beautiful women there i still got to see its great scenery and indulged in its super fast internet. 10/10 in my books any day.

Well, I had to leave Bucharest in a hurry because of said women haha!

Ehh. The travel expenses is too much from Africa. Great Steemians please help.....

Only if i could afford to..would make some great photos and a lifelong experience. Maybe if I make enough on Steemit.

very beautiful pic collection @banjo


I don't want go to sleep.

this is very nice place..i want to go there..
The Salt Lake and Alien Platform photo looks super interesting, very cool place..
very nice place sir.. I would love to visit there once in my lifetime... its such a great place..
I like it, man. I'm literally googling where in Eastern Europe to go later this month (I'm a digital nomad) and was looking mostly at Kyiv, Odessa, and Budapest, as well as perhaps Poland. But you've gone a good way to selling me on Romania, thanks for posting!

very nice place sir.. I would love to visit there once in my lifetime... its such a great place..
The Salt Lake and Alien Platform photo looks super interesting, very cool place...

You do take a beautiful picture! I don't read a ton of travel blogs, but yours really are beautiful.
thanks for share dear...

I also want to go Romania but after reading about the food of Romania it made me more excited.!!!

@adonisabril Romania is such a beautiful place to visit, now i m so excited to visit such a beautiful place
thanks for share these information it will help me a lot..

Unbelievable beauty!

I'm from Romania and I love my country, I'm proud to be romanian!

Nice to meet you!

after seeing this post i want to go Romania.. :)

I wish, i was there to see the beauty of nature
Beautiful scenes

i m to trying to become a travl blogger and vlogger by reading your blog my interest is at the top at the moment @adonisabril

love the picture with the horse:)
i visited Romania only once in my life, but i see i have to come back one day...

Very nice post.Helped a lot to understand what to do in romania.as you say romania is not much costly then i would definitely like to spend my vacations there sometime.

Very good post,best of luck

These pictures are really beautiful. Everyone also The Delicious Food.

The two of the pictures above have rubbed me down.
Thank you very much from my heart.

@adonisabril please give us some brief idea about some famous culture and famous delecious food

beautiful expression of mystery sky mixed with fire

Such an amazing Place.Why not we visit Romania.We have to travel the Place of Beauty.

Really nice place! I must visit Romania soon by steemit earning. :)

This the best reason....

@adonisabri although Romania having some awesome qualities as stated above,i wonder why it is not popular among travellers. It is so underrated destination. If I will get a chance to visit, i would love to.

No tourists, food , and beautiful scenery seems great. I really need to start budgeting for a trip to Romania.

@adonisabril in ROMANIA which place is your favorite place to visit ?

Great article...! Its like a guidebook for new blogger for writting article...!!!
Can you please tell which month is best for visiting? and from which city/ tourist spot should we start our journey?

Great post, as always. It is very rare that I feel the urge to share a post on Steem with people externally, but as I have a few Romanian colleagues I had to share this with them^^.

Hey @fredrikaa, What a nice keywords you wrote about Romania. I really Curious to know if You're from Romania

Wow what a reason u provide above for visit to romania , now it becomes my favourite place to visit .
I will definitely visit it future .

There should be an 11th reason. Would have come right away.

11 being, all expenses on you.

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@adonisabril Wow, great pictures, if I did not come to steemit, I could not see these 10 great pictures of Romania, one of the pictures illustrated its beauty in one place, we found the main sources of beauty in your pictures, , We all enjoyed seeing such pictures, enjoying the pleasure from you, we think you have enjoyed so much, what is the your opinion tell me???? signature_1.gif

I upvoted you Dear.
@ milanm : What a nice keywords you wrote about Romania. I really Curious to know if You're from Romania

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@adonisabril awsome place to visit romania .
dude are you damn sure about of the fast internet service there ??
actually ...These cities make us feel that we’ve caught a ride in a time machine and stepped back in time.

Removal of goat milk is a very great scene very nice photographe

Wow looks like a fantasy land. I have friends from Romania but mostly they were trying to get out.

@dmillliz : Have you ever visited to Romania or not dear.

No I haven't . Looks good though, I was just saying that friends I made/met from Romania in the states were all trying to move there and get out of Romania. Which is sad because the place looks very beautiful.
Wasn't being an A-hole, just observation from my experience.

Do you have any experience of romania travel
Please reply my friend

Nice place for traveling & good info

The places are beautiful.
I really like the pics of this article.

will love to visit Romania @adonisabril . you have explained so well each and every expect.

@adonisabril , Thanks Bro, You share Romania Culture & nature . Romania Is beautiful & Natural . My Wish , A journey Of Romania In A life For saw There Culture By near .

I never visited Europe but i have wish to visit Europe ASAP.
But I heard about Romania that it is one of the Best place in Europe for Vacations and nearby countries are also awesome to visit..
I googled many times to enquiry about Romania but I never seen such real pics on google.
Thanks @adonisabril for sharing

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Am also following you

Yes i visited Romania. Well its going very fastly on up side.

Travel to Romania, without doubts! Your culture, your people, amazing. The photographs transmit all their beauty, I loved this.

found some intresting thought about romoni from this artical.. will visit next year..

Excelente post, @adonissabril, fotos espectaculares, gracias por compartirlo.

Very interesting and beautiful place to be visited! I will do it a day haha

Fantastic work with this one, kudos

exciting post ))

I want to see Dracula!

What a colorfull weather i like most....

The pictures alone are convincing. I imagine living there must be quite cheap. We actually work, for our website out of Romania. Great pictures.

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@adonisabril sir really very amazing and adorable photos

I would go for April if you can still pick a date, it is still chilly in February-March.

On the other hand if you wanna join the riots we are going to have next week when corrupt politicians will take over justice please feel free to join us.

These are mesmerizingly amazing

nice,good post

Romania, marked

Wow... great ides...love to read and pictures are awesome.

That's great!! Nice imformation..!! Yes I wish to visit this wonderful land of ROMANIA....

Wow Nice place

Romania is great, nice article! :)

I​ love romania

Wow!that's so wonderful i want come visit next year

What is food culture of romania?What they really love to cook?

really a very good place to visit in once in a life

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i like your pics very much and your description is like a story in which you can let play your imagination :-)

Such an amazing and beautiful place, I would love to visit there and the landscapes are mesmerizing !

Wonderful. If I get chance I will visit. Best photography. Good nature.

@abonisabril thank you my friend for sharing such beautiful pictures of romania and surely i vist there.

What a great country!!! Good post

@adonisabril , What a natural scene Romania has.I really appreciated you work.
But It was also special to me now i want to ask if you're from Romania or not Sir ?

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I like your all photo and your information about ROMANIYA.
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I want to go ROMANIYA.

Que ermoso sus posted

ya, one day i want to visit Romania :)

I loved it. Your article is very good. You have made me look with interest to Romania. A beautiful country that I would like to visit. by the way very good photos because it shows the best of this beautiful country

For the eleventh reason, my car immediately went to Rome when it mentioned the goods.


This country is high up in my country list, it 's the land my parents and all of my family came from :)
See you one day romania (especially brasov and little rasnov <3) :3

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