We just returned from an amazing 6 days of hiking tour in the Romanian mountains and any expectations that we had were well surpassed. There is so much beautiful countryside in the Bran county area of Romania, and having Iulian as a guide meant that we got to see the real way of life in this area (which in some cases has not changed for 100′s of years) rather than just the tourist sites and mapped trails. There were many hours of walking when we saw no people…just cows, sheep and horses. Iulian’s knowledge of the area is invaluable on a trip like this, and he did everything he could to make sure we got the most out of our trip. The food we were served in the different boarding houses in the mountain villages was of very good quality and delicious…even though we were vegetarians in a largely meat-eating country! Iulian even made sure that we had a bus ticket to Bucharest to get to the airport on time, going out of his way to meet us in the early morning at the station and make sure the driver knew where we needed to get off. We would highly recommend Iulian to anyone visitng Romania. No matter what you would like to do I’m sure he can make it happen!
Kelly and Lauren Kohnut – London UK and Banff, Alberta (via Sarnia, Ontario Canada) – 21- 27 May 2009