I’ve been several times to Romania.
I like the beauty of its landscapes, the easy-going way-of-life, and the friendship and extreme hospitality of its citizens.
Romania never completely enjoyed the benefits from moving from a communist regime into a capitalistic economy and it has been severely hit by the economic crisis. As a result, Romania is rather poor at the moment, it doesn’t have a large industry sector and experiences a diaspora of work force toward other countries.
For those of you who are religious, Romania can be a place you would love due to the deep religiosity permeating its people.
A very remarkable trait of Romania is that it is the only country in Eastern Europe to have developed a romance language. A romance language in the middle of a Slavic ocean. In fact, Romanians literally means people belonging to Rome, intended as Roman Empire. Some dialects from central Romania sound to me like listening to Julius Caesar in person.
Unfortunately the country is internationally famous as the land of Dracula, a feature that infuriates its citizens, since there is so much more to know about and to enjoy in this beautiful country rather than just identifying it with a legend on a bloodthirsty character whose name literally means “the devil” (which for a religious and peace-loving country, is something really bad).