Visit a church – Romania is one of Europe’s most devout nations, and the Orthodox church is everywhere. You will undoubtedly want to see several cathedrals and monasteries for their beauty and history, but why not take the opportunity to attend an Orthodox mass? The crowd is typically standing, therefore it is quite acceptable to show up just momentarily throughout the service so you may come and go as you want. On a Sunday morning, go to any church and stand quietly in the back. Dress appropriately, as described in the section “Respect.”
Hiking paths vary in difficulty from simple to very difficult. The country’s national parks provide good starting places and wonderful vistas, ranging from flat delta regions to mountainous terrains.
Winter sports – The Romanian highlands are home to a variety of famous winter sports destinations, including Poiana Brasov (near Bran Castle), Sinaia, and Predeal. While becoming more popular among locals, these locations remain somewhat off the beaten path for most international winter sports enthusiasts and are still reasonably priced.