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Tourist Traps And The Best Attractions In Romania
Whenever you travel to a new country, there will always be hot spots to visit. Romania is no different. If you are unfamiliar with travelling because you like to spend your days off playing on Party poker or getting the house work done, then you will be better off visiting the most tourist filled areas of the country to start with. Here are some tips to get you through your visit.
Good Spots To Visit In Romania
The Danube Delta
The Danube is famous for hosting over 300 species of birds, as well as 45 freshwater species of fish, throughout the marshes and lakes that surround the area. It is the second largest delta in Europe, only beaten by the Volga Delta.
Built between 1970 and 1974, 40 soldiers lost their lives during its construction. Drivers and motorcycle enthusiasts see the sharp bends as a challenge. Note that it is closed between October and June due to snow.
One of the most beautiful castles in the world, it used to be home to the Romanian monarchs. With over 160 rooms, and a structure that was built in wood, stone, brick and marble, the interior and exterior is exquisite and well worth a visit.
Taxi's - Make sure you ask for the price before you get in the taxi, and that the meter is running. If not they will take advantage, and you will end up paying a small fortune for a trip that should have cost half the amount charged.
Dracula - Romania is famed for the fictional character Dracula. As a result there are lots of tourist traps. Bran Castle for example, is marketed as Dracula's home. However, besides the point that Vlad Tepes, the man who inspired the vampire, may have attacked the castle at some point, that is about as far as the connection goes. It has a Gothic and vampiresque appearance though, that is interesting to see, as a piece of architecture.