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Romania, occasionally spelled Rumania and formerly spelled Roumania, is a country located in the north of the Balkan Peninsula on the western shores of the Black Sea, bordering Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Bulgaria. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic that covers 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 sq mi) of land area and has a temperate-continental climate.  It has 20.1 million inhabitants, making it the seventh most populous member of the European Union. Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania and is also the sixth largest city in the European Union. Like a lot of European countries, Romania has a rich and diverse cultural heritage, historic cities, and spectacular natural sceneries. 

 

What to see & do

Romania’s tourism has significantly increased over the past years, reaching 3.5 million in the first half of 2014. Some of the noteworthy attractions in the country include popular summer destinations like Mamaia and several other Black Sea Resorts. There are also well-known skiing resorts along the Valea Prahovei and in Poiana Brașov. Visit castles in Transylvanian cities including Sibiu, Brașov, and Sighișoara. Rural tourism is also being boosted in the country, highlighting local folklore and traditions. Check out Bran’s Dracula's Castle, the Painted churches of Northern Moldavia, and Wooden churches of Maramureș. There are also a number of other attractions worth paying a visit to, like Danube Delta, and Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncuși at Târgu Jiu. Go to weekly fairs, usually held on Sunday, for a traditional countryside shopping. Taste local cuisines, Romanian food being a mixture of Oriental, Austrian and French flavours, along with other unique elements. Sample delicious sarmale, mamaliga (polenta), bulz, friptura (steak), salata boef, zacusca, tocana, tochitura, mici, ciorba de burta, ciorba taraneasca, drob, pasca, saratele, pandispan, and cozonac, among others. 

 

How to get around within Romania

Although transport infrastructure has been improving significantly, navigating around the country isn’t easy and efficient. However, these are the ways on how you can get around Romania: by train, which with the country’s dense rail network, can reach every town plus a number of villages; by car, the easiest way and also what the vast majority of locals use; by bus, the least expensive method to travel between towns; by taxi, also a relatively inexpensive way to get around; hitchhiking, which is very common and is even said to be the easiest country in eastern Europe to hitchhike; and by plane, which due to low-cost carriers (sometimes less than the cheapest train or bus ticket), allows you to get to your destination quickly. 

 

How to get there

Due to its convenient location and a wide array of transport types, Romania can be easily accessed from nearly all parts of the world. There are 17 civilian airports in the country, 12 of which operate scheduled international flights. Romania’s main international airports include Henri Coanda (Otopeni) Airport, Aurel Vlaicu (Baneasa) Airport, Traian Vuia International Airport, and International Airport – these airports offering flights to nearly all the major cities in Europe, and other parts of the world. TAROM, Carpatair, and Blue Air are the country’s three most important airlines. Other ways of getting in include by train (with daily international trains to Vienna, Budapest, Sofia, Istanbul, Chişinău, Kiev, and Moscow), by bus (from the Balkans and the former USSR, but also from Western Europe), by bus (via cruises on Danube), and by car (if you’re coming from the East, you’ll have to drive through Moldova).

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