"A great trip with a great guide!"
I was more than lucky to have Mihai as my guide during my one-week trip to Romania. I initially booked a one-day trip to Bran and Brasov, since I was planning to spend the remainder of my trip in Bucharest.
But thanks to Mihai's timely advices, I ended up extending the tour to include Breb in Maramures, the Mocanita in Viseu de Sus, and a couple of Saxon villages on the way back. I cannot find enough words to express how much I enjoyed the tour. Breb and the Mocanita are indeed a must-see. The Village Hotel is such a dreamy place. I enjoyed every second of my stay there, including my dinner at the Shepherd's place. I was also lucky to meet the owners, Penny and Duncan. Their story is simply inspiring. I wish I could have stayed longer at their amazing Village Hotel. Breb in itself is a place back in time, and Mihai was keen for us to meet with the locals. As for the Mocanita, it was a pleasurable drive into the Mountains. Mihai was very organised. He booked our tickets online, so we did not have to wait in the queue. The scenery throughout the trip was breathtaking, and upon arrival at our stop, we were met with traditional dancing. Another memorable highlight of the tour is our visit to Viscri, where Mihai did not only show me the house of Prince Charles, but also booked us a superb lunch at a local lady's place. Although we had to drive long distances to get from one location to another, Mihai did not complain at all. His driving was safe, and we made several stops along the way, which allowed me to interact with the locals and experience their way of life. Mihai is very professional and patient. He helped me buy honey and did not mind at all my repeated requests for stops at Auchan :). And when my camera and phone went dead, Mihai did not mind taking photos of me with his phone. He even offered to drive me to the airport although this was not part of our deal. These are all proof of what a great person he is. In addition, Mihai has deep knowledge of Romania. The tour was very informative and enchanting. I owe this memorable trip to Mihai, who made it all come true. I recommend Mihai for all those travelers, who would like to trod the unbeaten paths of rural Romania. Rest reassured, Mihai will make your trip quite memorable. Shaker from Lebanon