Situated on the western shores of the Black Sea, Romania is an Eastern European country bordered by Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, and Ukraine. Its sweeping landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant city centers are a pleasant surprise for first-time visitors. You can see the sights on historic narrow gauge railways that run through the mountains, explore castles and cathedrals, hike through national parks and forest preserves, and experience local culture at countryside markets.
Traditional Romanian food includes meat, potatoes and polenta, soups and stews, and salads laden with fresh vegetables. Cake or pie is often served for dessert with a cup of coffee.
It is easy to find inexpensive accommodations. Hostels, home stays, holiday rentals, and hotels are available throughout the country.