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1. Posted by Bobbybob (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

Bobbybob has indicated that this thread is about Romania

Hi all, I am new to this but I thought I would try my luck and see if I can find out some information about travelling through Hungary and Romania. We are leaving for Austria on the 5 November and will prob spend a couple of days in Salzburg and then plan on heading across through Hungary and into Romania. Any tips on where we should stop? What we should try and see/do? Transport? What is cheapest? Also we were going to try and do some hiking in romania...any advice? Will it be possible to do much hiking this time of year? Any advice about Romania/Hungary would be greatly appreciated!
Look forward to your responses

BB

2. Posted by perth (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y

http://www.backpackingeurope.com/hostelromania.asp
This guy is super friendly that runs the Us the Locals Home in Romania, touch base with him (Ancuta) by email and you will get plenty of good advice.:):)

3. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 12y

Hi, i actually went travelling through eastern europe for 4 weeks this summer and went to both Hungary and Romania. You should definately see Budapest, there is loads to do and it really is a beautiful city. Make a trip up gelert hill, as though it is a bit of a climb the views of the danube and the parliament building make it workwhile. I also stopped in a place called Szeged which is on the southern border with Romania. Though it is a small town, it is worth a visit, there is a fair amount to see and again it is very nice. Gyor near the norht is the same.

in terms of Romania, i would avoid the capital Bucharest. The whole palce smells like sewage and many of the sights have been built over by industrial buildings all of which make the city look very old and dirty. There are also a number of stray dogs around as well as beggars, more so than in any other european country ive been too - which is quite a few.

Othersie, i went to Brasov - home of dracula's castle, this is a good location for going hiking as u have access to the transylvanian mountains. ALso went to a small place called Timisoara on the western border. Really nice place, but wouldnt want to be there for more than a couple of days. Stayed in a really nice hotel that was right in the center and wasnt oo pricey.

If u needed any further details, i have lots for these palces, just let me know if i can do any mor to help.

Nicola

4. Posted by ami (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hi, I ve seen your message and I tought I can offer my services in case you visit Romania. I m a romanian guide and translator for Brasov region. In case the tourists need my services outside Brasov I can join them. I ve seen someone recomanded my hometown. Brasov is good for hiking and also for winter sports. It has the marvelous gift to be a modern resort altogether with a traditional historical old place of Transylvania. In case you re intersted and need my services, please let me know. All the best, Lucy