This Eastern European country shares borders with Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, and Moldova. Best known for the Transylvania region that spawned the Dracula stories, Romania is home to dozens of castles and medieval fortresses. The Carpathian Mountains offer endless outdoor recreation opportunities, while the capital city of Bucharest is the center of media, culture and art in Romania.
QUICK ROMANIA FACTS
Currency: Romanian Leu can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Romania, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Romania is Romanian.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Romania for travellers. Travellers are recommended to avoid packs of dogs as rabies is widespread in Romania. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, most Romanians will recommend that you drink bottled water.
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Articles on Romania
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- Where to Stay in Transylvania
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- 24 Things to do in Transylvania
- 15 of the Coolest Castles in Romania