Dave, Romania is everything but brutal.
I’m a Romanian and I must admit I’m not too proud about my country
during these days but even if life is particularly harsh during the
actual transition period I am proud about two things: nature and
people. We have great nature, magnific, and we have great people. You
won’t experience the kind of hospitality, open hearted, honest and
tolerant people like my nation is many places.
But don’t believe me, read what others (westerners have said about it).
P.S. I’m from Transylvania so
please don’t mess with us 🙂