There are few countries that caught us so completely off-guard as Romania. Looking back, I don’t even know what we had expected. Castles of course, and the majestic, almost menacing landscapes that Bram Stoker so eloquently described. I remember imagining cliché, fairytale-like villages from another era dotting the rolling hills of the countryside; and tight roads twisting their way through the Carpathians.
Romania has all of it, and at a magnitude we couldn’t have anticipated. In every literal sense of the word; Romania is awesome.