There was a time when the only Romanian destination travellers wanted to visit was Transylvania. Stories of blood-thirsty vampires were the reigning draw for tourism, while much of the rest of the country remained relatively unexplored. Today, Transylvania still tends to get the bulk of the fame and glory, but the capital city of Bucharest is emerging as a place to visit, especially for travellers who want something more from their Euro trip than just the standard cities.
We asked traveller and professional couchsurfer Celinne Da Costa to share her thoughts on this underrated destination. Here are some of her favourite findings about the place they call “Little Paris.”
I found myself in Romania by pure serendipity. As I was looking for people to host me in Europe for my couchsurfing trip around the world, it just so happened that quite a few offered me hospitality in Romania. Out of convenience more than desire, I decided to see what Romania was about.