Ossies hiking in Romania

Julian gave us good service before we even met. He kept in touch by e-mail, promptly responding to our queries regarding our traveling arrangements. He was able to avert a likely disaster by alerting us to an airline timetable change and helped us formulate an alternative travel plan. This even involved him travelling to Bucharest from Brasov in order to meet us at the airport. A taxi took us to the train station where he negotiated the purchase of train tickets (which would have been difficult and time-consuming for us on our own) and he accompanied us on our journey to Brasov. He had arranged all our accommodation and meals which greatly smoothed our way. We consider we had very good value for money. He is an excellent guide, and he set his pace to suit ours. He took us to areas we would not have found for ourselves, and was aware of public transport timetables so that time was not wasted. Our route took us through beautiful villages, gorges, forests, snowy meadows and included an overnight stay in a remote mountain refuge, certainly more primitive than we had anticipated but an exhilarating experience none-the-less. Added to these advantages, Julian is great company. His English is very good and he has an excellent knowledge of Romania in regard to its history, its current status in Europe, its geography, its flora and fauna and much else. We would wholeheartedly recommend Julian’s services to anyone who wishes to get to know Romania by exploring its countryside on foot.

April 2007 – Christine and Norman James, Adelaide, Australia