What makes your home country special for you?
Roots - Diversity - Nature
All my memories and feelings relate to my home country. All of my friends live in Romania, almost my whole family dwells there, and my roots are deep inside my home country. Whenever I am in Romania, it helps me to reconnect with the nature and to rediscover the beauty of our world. Embracing the wisdom of the past and building new dreams, Romania gives me the opportunity to do both at the same time.
The diversity of people also comes into my mind, when I think of my home country. There are more than 20 ethnic groups spread all over the country, with their own traditions, with their own language, with their own culture. They are living together with Romanians, sharing good times and bad times. Another Romanian characteristic I admire is our determination in protecting our heritage and our traditions, preserving the very best of the past.
Another Romanian specialty is the diversity of its beautiful landscape – From the snow-capped mountains to the sandy Black Sea Beaches, from green hills covered in forests to Europe's biggest river delta. The Danube Delta is the home of 23 different natural ecosystems, and from April to September there are more than 300 bird species, choosing the delta's channels and lakes as their habitat.
For someone who wants to rediscover their love of nature, the Carpathian Mountains in northern Romania are the place to be. Regardless of whether you choose a beginners' mountain trek or an advanced long-distance hike, you will enter a natural wilderness so vast that you will experience Mother Nature from a completely new perspective. Large mammals, such as the grey wolf, the brown bear or the chamois inhabit the huge forests of the Carpathians. Some 2,500 wolves and about 6,000 brown bears live there, making it one of the largest brown bear populations in Europe.