CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Wow our hostess Katerina was a pretty inspirational woman, speaks 3 languages, runs a guest house in a national park, and has been at the forefront of animal (particularly European Brown Bear) protection and conservation in the Carpathian region.

What did you think of your group leader?

Cosmin Dan was a great leader, with imense knowledge and love for his surroundings.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

You will be going up and down Mountains, so definately a reasonable level of fitness needed however Cosmin was very good at breaking often and making sure everyone caught up. If I did this trip again I would take just Romanian Lei with me and not bother with ATMs or taking Euro's as you dont need an awful lot money, unless you are a serial souvenier hunter!!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I think most people would be pleasantly surprised with Romania, it is truly an up and coming country with some stunning countryside.