How is Romania Different Than the Rest of Eastern Europe
June 12, 2018
What makes Romania different than the rest of Eastern Europe? Well, the thing that most people know about Romania is that it is the birthplace of the legend of Count Dracula, but Romania really has a lot more fascinating and unique aspects to it. Romania has all sorts of landforms. It’s a place where new and old mix. Tourists often fall in love with the people before even discovering the country.
The Geographical Variety
Romania is a land of beautiful scenery, where all types of land-forms can be found. Just looking at the map, you will see that it is the only place in Eastern Europe where you will find the high Carpathian Mountains, low hills and planes, The Black Sea and also the delta of one of the most important rivers in Europe -The Danube. The variety of the Romanian landscape makes the riches and beauties of the country numerous and diverse. There are few countries in the world, where nature is so wild, present in all its glory, and as harmonious as in Romania. There are many tourists coming to Romania to explore just this.
The Centuries Old Traditions
Tourists are also attracted by the centuries-old traditions, the castles, the medieval cities and archaeological sites. The information about the Romanians culture and traditions can be traced back to the times when the Dacians were the inhabitants of the region.
Romania is different from the rest of the countries in Eastern Europe because of the Romanian people, of course. Open to new and with a taste for modern development, Romanians are also fond of their centuries-old traditions. They are friendly and reserved at the same time with a deep respect for privacy but also willing to share and to listen. Many tourists coming to Romania have fallen in love with the people before actually discovering any of what the country has to offer.
Bucharest – a Capital City Like No Other
The capital city of Romania is another gem that makes Romania different from all the other countries in Eastern Europe. With a mix of old and new, Bucharest is a city where you can have a taste of a different century starting with the 14th century continuing until nowadays just by having a half an hour walk in the Old City center.
More than this, from Bucharest you can get to the mountains or the sea in about two hours and the Danube Delta is a three-hour drive from the capital city of Romania. This is a great starting point to discover some of the beauties of this Eastern European country.
Romania is not the biggest or the smallest country in Eastern Europe, but it is the country where all the cultural, geographical and historical nuances embrace each other to create a fascinating place like no other.
Now you know more about the spectacular Romanian geography, the centuries old traditions, the people and the capital city. As far as Dracula goes, I am sorry to disappoint. Count Dracula was just a literary representation of Vlad Tepes, the ruler of a part of the country in the 14th century. He died in an ambush in Bucharest in early 1477.