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October 2018 London, Windsor, Cluj-Napoca Romania, Iceland

Romania is a country that has been on my travel wish list for a couple of years due to some of the great hotel deals available. I missed my opportunity for hotel suites with Wyndham Rewards GoFast rates when they were priced at 3,000 points + $28-$58 per night at several hotels in 2016/17.

Turns out I made my trip just in time to catch a deal with Hilton Honors for 5,000 points room nights before the reward price of most Hilton brand hotels in Romania doubled with Hamoton Cluj-Napoca and Hilton Sibiu rising from 10,000 points to 20,000 points per night and DoubleTree Sighisoara and Hampton Iasi rising from 5,000 points to 10,000 points per night.

I had a 5-night stay at DoubleTree Sighisoara booked for 20,000 Honors points ($100) in April 2018, but needed to postpone that trip.

Romania seemed so familiar and easy-going with few American tourists in Cluj-Napoca, yet nearly everyone I encountered speaking nearly fluent English. I spent a week in Cluj-Napoca exploring the city. Hopefully, I can get back to Romania to spend more time in other cities and get out to the countryside.

Oct 15-26, 2018 London – Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Windsor, UK – Reykjavik, Iceland

Trip Intro: SFO to London, Romania, Iceland 12 days $1,000 plan (Aug 23, 2018)

Best in cheap class Icelandair SFO-LHR flight experience

London

My room over the stars at Hotel Indigo London Leicester Square

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  1. Roaming Romania on $27 Wizz Air London-Cluj ticket
  2. Initial impressions on Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  3. Images of Cluj, Romania
  4. My booking.com hotel reservation with no ***king room upon arrival, yeah!
  5. Hampton Inn Cluj-Napoca, Romania 29,000 points for my 6-night stay
  6. Cluj-Napoca, Romania closer than imagined
  7. Gee Wizz, what a flight mess Cluj Romania to London Luton

Windsor, UK

  1. Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Windsor castle view room review
  2. Tourist Pub Walk around Windsor and Eton

London Heathrow LHR

  1. LHR Terminal 2 Plaza Premium Lounge
  2. London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Terminal 2-3 free train transfer and LHR Underground exhibit

Reykjavik, Iceland

  1. My 72 square feet with REK Inn Reykjavik Iceland $57 room
  2. Harpa Concert Hall imagery Reykjavik, Iceland
  3. Price of dining in Reykjavik at 21 restaurants on Laugavegur and Austurstraeti

My 10 nights in London, Romania and Iceland for $380

My 72 square feet with REK Inn Reykjavik Iceland $57 room (Oct 31, 2018).

Harpa Concert Hall imagery Reykjavik, Iceland (Nov 1, 2018).

Price of dining in Reykjavik at 21 restaurants on Laugavegur and Austurstraeti (Nov 1, 2018).

Traveling Expensive European Capitals Inexpensively – Reykjavik, Iceland (Nov 11, 2018).