...thought I should show you guys are a couple of nice places you might want to visit if you come to Romania.

I'm pretty sure that not too many of you guys out there know about Romania.

I'm not saying this to insult you - chances are that I don't know too much about your country either - it's just the way things are.

So I guess we should remedy that.

I'm going to show you a couple of interesting places - the more famous ones - that you should visit. But you have to know, these aren't the only nice places out there. Romania is a pretty nice country with countless of beautiful towns, forests, rivers, mountains and whatever else you might want.

But let's get down to business.

First off...

The Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is probably one of the most well-known places in Europe. It hosts over 300 different species of birds, and about 50 different kinds of fishes, besides any other animals. It's the second largest and the best preserved delta in Europe. It's pretty much a heaven for all the birds that come here in winter- and a heaven for scientists and nature lovers out there. Check out this video:

Segesvár (Sighisoara)

This city is a World Heritage Site, just like the Delta. The town is actually pretty small, so it won't be a problem to visit everything in a couple of days at the most. But it does have some amazing sites you should check out - even if you don't manage to come in July during the Medieval festival. You'll love the fact that this is the birthplace of Vlad Tepes. If you visit it, you should check out the citadel, the clock tower, the weapon museum, and the churches and monasteries around the place.

While we are at it, the next place you should definitely check out is Bran Castle.

According to the legends this was the castle where Dracula lived. It actually got its name about three decades ago (Dracula's Castle) when a tourist who visited it realised that the place resembled the castle that was described in Bram's book. The castle was donated to Queen Maria in 1920 and it was opened as a history museum in 1956. Tourists can of course see the interior of the castle both alone or with guides - but most of this is dedicated to the time of Queen Maria.

The next stop is the Merry Cemetery.

This cemetery is located in Săpânţa, in Maramureş county.It's one of the most famous cemeteries in the world because it's unique way of portraying death. The tombstones are all colorful and usually depict the people who died accompanied with a short little description of their life and death. I guarantee that whoever visits the place will have a huge smile on their face, because it's not depressing at all. Instead it kinda tells you about a unique belief that death is just the start of a better life...

And now, let's go back to another city, and finish this short little tour for today.

Szeben (Sibiu) is one of the largest cities in Transylvania. It's also one of the most important cultural and religious center in Romania - and in 2007 it was the European Capital of Culture along with Luxembourg. The city is beautiful and full of history, and the surrounding areas are just as worth to check out. There are countless of events organized there, so no one will get bored around the place.

All right boys and girls, this is it for today. Tomorrow... I guess I'll show you some more nice places around Romania. Think of this like a series!