Europe on a shoestring - Romania (Chapter)
This is the Romania chapter from Lonely Planet's Europe on a Shoestring guidebook.
Singularly beautiful, beguilingly simple and utterly fascinating, Romania's urban evolution has had little effect on its predominantly rural landscape, where aesthetically stirring hand-ploughed fields, sheep-instigated traffic jams and homemade-plum-brandy stills endure.
- ascend castles and mountains (and castles on top of mountains) using the Gothic medieval town of Braşov as a base
- follow the Unesco World Heritage conga line of painted monasteries in Southern Bucovina
- soak in Sibiu, the beautifully restored Saxon town and 2007 European Capital of Culture
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Bucharest, Transylvania, Sinaia, Braşov, Bran & Râşnov, Sighişoara, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Crişana & Banat, Timişoara, Southern Bucovina, Understand Romania, History, People, Arts, Environment, Survival Guide, Directory, Getting There & Away, and Getting Around.
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