How Romania Got Its Name...and Lost Its Historic Treasures

06/04/2016 07:13 pm ET Updated Jun 05, 2017

I'm in Romania -- home of the descendants of ancient Roman soldiers and young Dacian widows. Join me with my guide in Bucharest as we learn how Romanians were born out of a horrible slaughter. I said the soldiers "made love" to the widows of the locals they killed...on further consideration, it was more likely rape.


This is Day 53 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond. Find more at blog.ricksteves.com.