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Rustic & Rural Romania with Ralph Velasco2018-10-30T12:20:30-07:00

Testimonials Rural & Rustic Romania

“[Local guide] Daniel Rosca did a wonderful job of providing insight and persuading people to let us into their lives and homes. The restaurants chosen for the group provided delicious traditional food that I enjoyed exploring, and most of the lodging was high quality and comfortable. We had lots of opportunities to take many types of photos, including landscapes and candid and posed portraits, and I enjoyed night photography in several places… I was happy that we packed so many experiences into the trip. Thanks.” ~Cathy M.


“I did not know what to expect with regards to food. Oh my, the best soups I have ever had! Daniel, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had made many great contacts in his prep; I got many great shots; the landscape was varied and lots of grand vistas. All in all the trip was a great success…!”  
~Carol H.


“I can’t say enough good things about this trip……wonderful opportunities in this land that feels like you have woken up in another century……the local guide, Daniel, is outstanding and the food is divine comfort food ! And the countryside is incredibly beautiful and pastoral!”  
~Nina H.


“I’m delighted that I was able to travel to Romania with Ralph. It was a fantastic trip, exposing us to a way of life that existed a century ago. I enjoyed the wide variety of experiences we enjoyed. And, the porcini mushrooms…a magnificent culinary delight.”
~Marilyn C.


“A great trip. A highlight was visiting the small villages and the craft people in their home environments. There were great photo opportunities. Ralph was open and receptive and provided direction and advice on photos and things to do.”
~Nancy S.


“This was my third major tour with Ralph.  He has been consistent with providing tours of very great value.  Trips have been well-planned, purposeful and well-priced.  His passion for travel is evident in making sure the tour participants have great accommodations and experience a realistic sense and taste of the culture.”
~The Hills


“I learned more about my camera and photography in the last three days with Ralph than I did in the last three years.”
~Jim B.


 “I’ve taken 2 trips with Ralph now, one to Spain and one to Cuba. He leads wonderful trips with a great mix of structured activities and plenty of free time to do your own thing. He is very knowledgeable in finding great locations for shooting as well as giving excellent technical advice.  I can definitely recommend one of his tours for anyone whether they are interested in photography or not.”
~Connie T.


“Thanks for a fun and informative tour!  I tend to get lost in the mechanics of taking photos, so I particularly appreciate that you actively check results, give advice on photo opportunities and composition, and organize posting of participant’s photos afterward so we can see other’s work and read your critiques.  Thanks again for sharing your photographic expertise and regional knowledge.”
~Keith G.


“I don’t think there is any photo/cultural trip anywhere that could compare to this one. All of the photo ops and cultural encounters were unique and could never be duplicated by a normal tourist. I would urge anyone considering this trip to sign up immediately”.
~Linda H.