If people ask me to describe Romania in one word, I would say INCREDIBLE. The country is not really known for tourism, we all know that. But as soon as FL and I stepped in Transylvania,  we were in awe of what we saw.  I could not believe why travel magazines and blogs don't talk about it. Romania is truly a hidden gem - it's not all about Dracula and gypsies.

We drove 1,000 kilometers around Transylvania and even took the roads that were less traveled. We got to interact with the locals, and they were all nice and spoke good English and French. They really made sure that we could sample all the delicious food and wine that their country has to offer. 

On our drive to our hotel near the Bran Castle, Google Maps pointed us to the wrong address. I called the receptionist and she was kind enough to give us the correct directions and even waited for us by the roadside to make sure we didn't miss the hotel's entrance. And it was on a chilly night in Autumn. She didn't have to go out and wait for us in the cold, but she did! 

If you are reading this blog post and you're currently exploring new non-touristy places to visit, then I suggest you check out Romania. It may not be the obvious destination but just look at all these photos from our Transylvanian road trip (Oradea - Sibiu - Bran - Cluj - Oradea)...

Are you not convinced? ;-)

We were so delighted to have explored this beautiful country and we couldn't wait to visit it again. Romania really surprised me and I like it a lot! My dear friends, I strongly encourage you to visit it.

P.S. Let me know when you plan to visit it. I'll give you tips. ;-)

Miss A