CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

To me meeting the Bears in the WSPA sanctuary was incredibly emotional as a supporter of the charity this part of the trip was very special to me and having the oppotunity to see 7 Bears in the wild including 3 cubs was outstanding and a moment i will never forget!!! Nature is always a source of inspriation to me where ever i go and Romania was no different.

What did you think of your group leader?

Cosmin the guide is very knowledgeable, polite and truly passionate about Romania and its incredible wildlife, with good reason. He must be so proud to show people his country and all it has to offer. I learnt a lot from him during my time there and he was able to answer all my questions. Thank You Cosmin :) I would like to mention Katarina & Herman who run the guest house also, what remarkable people thank goodness there are people out there who care so much about the natural world, and who do all they can to protect it. Well Done and what a beautiful, well run guest house.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

As a huge animal lover i find it hard to understand anyone who doesnt like Dogs but if you have a fear of dogs be warned there are dogs everywhere!!  although all the dogs are all very very friendly, well looked after and love to be in your company, i enjoyed this. I went at the begining of September and the weather was hot and sunny - Take sun cream.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The trip ran smoothly and Nature didn't fail me (although it never does!) Romania is a truly BEAUTIFUL place of mountains, landscapes, wilderness and wildlife, every inch is a photograph. I love photography and take my camera everywhere but you dont need to be an expert to get a good photo here! This was my first trip with Exodus and as a solo traveller and i would do both again without hesitation. The group was a mix of solo travellers and couples of various ages. The guest house was beautiful, well run, the food served was lovely and the views are outstanding. Cosmin the guide was friendly and knowledgeable and ensured the whole tour ran at a pace to suit everyone. You do need to be a certain level of fitness as you are in the mountains so a lot of up hill, but its worth it. I am vegetarian and this was very well catered for. Romania is a wonderful place and the people are friendly - I could live there and i would recommend a trip to anyone! :)