CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Seeing wild bears in the woods at dusk. The trip to Libearty was very moving. Also enjoyed Bran Castle, even though the Dracula merchandising on sale outside was a bit tacky!

What did you think of your group leader?

Cosmin was a quiet, unassuming leader who emerged as a real asset to the trip.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

We travelled in August and it was extremely hot (apparently a heatwave), a bit too hot for some of the fairly strenuous hiking early in the trip. So maybe avoid the summer months. We saw very little 'incidental' wildlife - I had expected to see more birds of prey, for instance. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was our first Exodus trip and it gave us a taste for more. It was very well-organised and we really enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. Unfortunately, during our trip about half of our group was stricken by some sort of stomach bug, which put a bit of a dampener on things.