Staying in only one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever furnish you with a limited view into the wider personality of a region. So be sure to tour Wallachia 's other cities, attractions and landscapes.
The area around Cheia is known for its fine castles; these are wonderful windows into the region's rich past. Whether you're an atheist or one of the faithful, you're sure to find a little enlightenment at Wallachia 's monasteries and other places of worship.
This region offers plenty of relaxing pursuits. Spend the day wildlife watching or camping and feel your worries drift away. If you like to get out into the cold, this area may just be the perfect holiday destination. Do as the locals do and go snow shoeing and snowboarding.
A great way to reveal the true nature of a place is by exploring the restaurants in the region. Try some dishes and chat with residents. Popular dishes are chulama (chicken cooked in white sauce) and zelňačka (cabbage soup), but there are many more mouthwatering dishes for foodies. Many people don't believe a meal is complete unless they've tasted the wine commonly enjoyed by locals. Sample Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon.
When the time comes to head back to the familiarity of home, you'll be bidding Cheia a fond La revedere (farewell).