CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The stunning views from my balcony at Villa Hermioni every morning, and the visit to Libearty the bear sanctuary. There was a party of children visiting behind us, who listened with such interest that you hope that in the future there would be no need to rescue bears from captivity.

What did you think of your group leader?

We had 3 guides, the leader Greg was very entertaining with lots of tall tales. Traion the local leader gave a good insight into local life and made the visit to Brasov very interesting. Katharina took us to Libearty and her passion for the place was infectious.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

It is steep walking, walking poles are useful, also ignore the weather forecast, and prepare for anything, we regularly had 4 seasons in one day. Change a small amount of money at the airport, it is a few days before you can get money. Food was excellent, you definitely won't go hungry.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Possibly to Exodus to add a few "leisurely/moderate" trips during the year which walk more on the village roads, as there were a couple of people on our trip who struggled with the very steep hills, and it would be good if everyone could enjoy the stunning scenery.