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Romania
The country has been part of the European Union since 1st January, 2007.
Time zone: EET (UTC+2), +1 hour compared to Hungary.
Currency: Romanian lei, RON; 100 Ft approximately = 1,50 RON, 1 Euro = 4,30 RON, Exchanges can be made at exchange offices, where there is no commission.
In Szekelyfold you can pay with Forints or Euros for accomodation almost anywhere.

Crossing the border, due to the fact that Romania is a member of the European Union, there is no formal customs check at the customs office. Instead of a passport it is enough if one presents a valid Identity Card.
Road fee: In Romania all drivers have to pay a road fee, which is valid for all roads. It costs a few hundred Forints, but there are only few places where you can get a pass. It is advisable to buy one at the first PETROM gas station after you crossed the border, and to stick it on your windscreen. You have to keep the receipt after purchase.
Weather: The weather in the Transylvanian settlements is much cooler than in Hungary. Around high mountains, in Seklerland, in the Carpathians the air will get chilly in the evening hours even during summer. Thus it is advisable to bring some heat preserving, polar shirts for trips that  will last for more days.
In winter the smaller, forest roads can’t be travelled without snow-chains. It is worth being ready for everything.
Fuel: it is not much cheaper than in Hungary, but at the network pumps, by the highways the quality is good too. On the territory of Transylvania and Seklerland there are MOL gas stations too, but the more frequented PETROM stations are good too.
Restaurants: There are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the accomodation. If you long for a candle-lit dinner, you’ll meet your expectations at Târgu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely). We suggest to you the following restaurants: Bujdosó restaurant, Székely Restaurant, Rózsa Restaurant, Taverna. If you wish for entertainment, the ForYou Club or the Mimella Club are worth trying.

Telephone: mobile phones have coverage almost anywhere. Especially those belonging to the Vodaphone network, because several hundred antennae have been put up by the company in the country during the last few years. Reaching Romania, the phones that work by contract dial in the same way as if we were in Hungary. The Hungarian telephone services can give you more information about the way the phones with charged card work in Romania.

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