Romania with the bears

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Bran Castle is an absolutely gem of Arts and Crafts style palace. Sensational. We really liked the Saxon village and having drinks with the priest. The shepherds and the cheesemakers. The guest house was perfect. I really enjoyed just walking along in hot sunshine enjoying the place, the people and the view.

What did you think of your group leader?

Unusual and sometimes a bit scatty. But generally knowledgeable and jolly.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take a variety of walking boots and shoes. I mainly wore trainers which were fine. Bring wet weather gear. The restaurants and shops are quite cheap so you don't need much local money. The guest house offers a massage.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Romania is an interesting place, unspoilt, with good food and friendly people. The bear sanctuary contains ex-performing bears - a bit like a zoo.