CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Romania is a beautiful country and we will definitely be returning to explore more of its countryside and cultures.

What did you think of your group leader?

Cosmin was a very knowledgable and enthusiastic leader, keen to share his his knowledge of Romanian wildlife. He also interacted well with the group and was interested to learn from us as well as the other way around. Katarina's tour of Libearty was very interesting and touching - her personal involvement in the project made the trip special.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take good quality binoculars for the bear hide trip and river trip. Take duct tape to mask the red light on your camera as the red light disturbs the bears at the hide. The bears also dislike bright colours - so dark clothing is required.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Try to extend your trip at beginning or end with a long weekend in Bucharest - it is a lovely historic city with a cafe-society atmosphere. Ignore the post-Communist guidebooks!