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Romania

  • Getting there: The Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) is no more than two hours by plane from most cities in Central Europe. One can also travel by train from European countries to Romania. Bus routes connect Bucharest and Romania's main cities with the rest of Europe. Several river cruise companies based in Germany or Austria offer cruises on the Danube River through to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea Coast.
  • Capital city: Bucharest.
  • Population: 19.373 million.
  • Religion: Christian, with most identifying as Eastern Orthodox.
  • Language: Romanian.
  • Currency: Romanian leu (RON).
  • Climate: Due to its distance from the open sea, Romania has a temperate continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are very warm to hot, while winters are long and cold with occasional abundant snowfalls.
  • Transport: Romanian cities normally have very good public transport systems. Chose from buses, trams, trolleybuses and taxis. Bucharest is the only city with an underground metro. For inter-city travel there is a great railway network and also express buses. Romanian cities normally have very good public transport systems and you can chose from buses, trams, trolleybuses and taxis. Bucharest is the only city with an underground metro. For inter-city travel there is a great railway network as well as express buses.
  • Best time to travel: Best time to visit is from spring to autumn — late March to early October.
  • What to wear: Dress for the season. Lightweight, breathable clothes for summer (June to August) which especially in the south can get very hot. Winter (December to March) could bring substantial snow. Pack warm layers — a thick coat, warm gloves and scarf. If visiting any religious sites, dress modestly.
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