Twenty-five years ago I.backpacked for 6 months on my own. Glad to say now that those days are not gone forever! I am now doing so albeit for a mere fraction of the time and finding it just as exhilarating as before, if not more so. Although, now with a bum hip and a ring on my finger (happily - just on an extended business trip for an extra week) I am having to limit myself.
Today I find myself pleasantly surprised in Sibiu, Romania. Actually, for most of Romania that I've been to so far I find I am enthusiastically embracing the country.
The places I have yet to be.