Hello, I’m a 19 year old living in San Jose, California and I want to travel to Romania to meet a few pen pals that I have known for many years now. The reason why I plan to travel alone is because I have no friends to go with me. Also, since I live with my parents, I want to keep it as a secret that I will be meeting someone there.
Anyways, what do I need to bring there? Do I need my passport, travel insurance, etc? Also, how much money should I bring? I plan to go for a hostels since hotels are really expensive. Currently, I have a job and I’m saving enough money to travel for one week either next January or next summer. Are there any tips that anyone can give me here?
This is also my first time going abroad. also, do I need to contact the consulate in San Francisco, If so, what do I ask?