The last time that Tour de Europe visited Romania it was 10 years ago. We didn’t really expect that much would have changed, but boy how wrong we were. 10 years ago, Romania had the look and feel of a failed Stalinist state. Bucharest came complete with boarded up buildings and packs of wild dogs
A good article from the Backpacker in Fairfax today: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-best-way-to-see-europe-by-car-gng9s2 All about the experience getting lost in Europe and the fun you can have driving in Europe.
A good article in the Traveller section in Fairfax today http://www.traveller.com.au/should-we-trust-tripadvisor-reviews-gmp4ar on using Tripadviser. I use Tripadviser all the time and find it pretty accurate if you ignore the top and bottom 10% of review.