Str Ionita Sandu Sturza 2, 5500 Bacau, Bacau, BC,
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by bratttb2006 about Decebal Hotel

Its very good hotel in term of service and everything but i went in summer so its not many people stay there.

If i come again i will stay here again.. right in the middle of city


by the_firm about DECEBAL

I would for sure recommend to everyone travelling to Bacau for holiday, passing by or bussiness.
Nice clean rooms with bathroom with bath and toilet and tv.
Good restaurant, although food is listened only in Romanian.
Bar in the lobby has al kinds of beers and other alcoholic drinks, also SKOL that was originally brewed in my hometown (LOL).
Nice staff, some dont speak not very much Englisch and reasonablly prices. Only 10 minutes from the airport and 3 minutes to the trainstation!
Of course by a taxi which costs about 58.000 lei


by Romanian_Bat

Deva, a city stated in historic deeds in 1296, was for a long time a strategic place on the way crossing the mountains. A fortress was built on the hill above the city in the 13th century. The fortress reached its acme in the 15th century. It was however destroyed by an explosion in the 19th century. In the 14th – 15th century the proper city developed as well and it even hosted the Transylvanian voyevode under the rule of Iancu Hunyadi. Among the worthy places to be visited we can list:
-The fortress’ ruins that lie on the neighboring hill, providing a magnificent view over the surroundings
-Magna Curia Palace (1621), nowadays hosting the City Museum
-The Franciscan Monastery (18th century), an architectonic monument
-Decebal’s Statue (the Dacian king that fought the Romans under Traianus)
Strategically located on both a major railway and road crossing, Deva is easily accessible. The 1-3* hotels provide average accommodation quality. The other tourist-targeted services are satisfactory.

Old Romanian History -A very simplified version

by valah

"Old Romanian History -A very simplified version"

History of Romanians

History of Romanians -
by Ion Calafeteanu

"Romania is situated in Central Europe, in the northern part of the Balkan peninsula and its territory is marked by the Carpathian Mountains, the Danube and the Black Sea. With its temperate climate and varied natural environment, which is favourable to life, the Romanian territory has been inhabited since time immemorial. The research done by Romanian archaeologists at Bugiulesti, Valcea Country, has led to the discovery of traces of human presence dating back as early as the Lower Palaeolithic (approximately two million years BC). These vestiges are among the oldest in Europe, revealing a period when "man," a humanoid in fact, went physically and spiritually through the stages of his coming out of the animal status. A denser human population, ("the Neanderthal man") can be proved to have lived about 100,000 years ago; a relatively stable population can only be found beginning with the Neolithic (6-5,000 years BC).At the time, the population on the territory of present-day Romania created a remarkable culture, whose proof is the polychrome pottery of the "Cucuteni" culture (comparable to the pottery of other important European cultures of the time in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East) and the statuettes of the "Hamangia" culture (the Thinker of Hamangia is known today to the whole world).At the turn of the second millennium, when the Palaeolithic age made way for the Bronze age, the Thracian tribes of Indo-European origin settled alongside the population that already lived in the Carpathian-Balkan region. From the time of the Thracians on, the uninterrupted phenomenon of the Romanian people’s birth can be traced. In the former half of the first millennium BC, in the Carpathian-Danube-Pontic area - which was the northern part of the
large surface inhabited by the Thracian tribes - a northern Thracian group became individualised: it was made up of a mosaic of Getae and Dacian tribes. Strabo, a famous geographer and historian in the age of emperor Augustus, informs that "the Dacians have the same language as the Getae." Basically, it was the same people, the only difference between the Dacians and the Getae being the area they inhabited: the Dacians - mostly in the mountains and the plateau ofTransylvania; the Getae - in the Danube Plains. In the Antiquity, the Greeks, who first got to encounter the Getae - used this name for the whole population north of the Danube, while the Romans, who first got to encounter the Dacians-extended this name to cover all the other tribes on the present-day territory of Romania; after theconquest of this territory, the Romans created here the Dacia province. This is why the whole territory of present-day Romania is called Dacia in all ancient Latin and Early Middle Ages sources.The contact of the Geto-Dacians with the Greek world was made easy by the Greek colonies created on the present-day Romanian Black Sea shore: Istros (Histria), founded in the 7th century BC, Callatis(today: Mangalia) and Tomi (today: Constanta); the latter two were founded a century later. In the recorded history, the population north of the Danube (the Getae) was first mentioned by Herodotus, "the father of history" (the 4th century BC). He told the story of the campaign of Persian king Darius I against the Scythians in the northern Pontic steppes (513 BC). He wrote that the Getae were "the most valiant and just of the Thracians". They had been the only ones to resist the Persian king on the way from the Bosporus to the Danube. Burebista (82 - around 44 BC), who succeeded to unite the Geto-Dacian tribes for the first time, founded a powerful kingdom that stretched, when the Dacian sovereign offered to support Pompey against Caesar (48 BC), from the Beskids(north), the Middle Danube (west), the Tyras river (the Dniester), and the Black Sea shore (east) to the Balkan Mountains (south).
The Dacian stronghold of Sarmisegetuza In the 1st century BC, as the Roman empire was expanding and Roman provinces were being created in Pannonia, Dalmatia, Moesia and Thracia, the Danube became, along 1,500 Km., the border between the Roman Empire and the Dacian world. In Dobrudja, which was under Roman rule for seven centuries beginning with the reign of Augustus,poet Publius Ovidius Naso spent the last years of his life, "among Greeks and Getae," as he was exiled there, to Tomi (8-17, AD) by order of the same Caesar.
Dacia was at the peak of its power under King Decebal (87-106 AD). After a first confrontation during the reign of Domitian (87-89), two extremely tough wars were necessary (101-102 and 105-106) to the Roman empire, at the peak of its power under Emperor Trajan (98-117) to defeat Decebal and turn most of his kingdom into the Roman province called Dacia.Trajan’s Column erected in Rome and the Triumphal Monument at Adamclisi (Dobrudja) tell the story of this military effort, which was followed by a systematic and massive colonisation of the new territories that were integrated into the empire.The Dacians, although they had suffered heavy casuals, remained, even after the new rule was established, the main ethnic element in Dacia; the province was subjected to a complex Romanization process, its basic element being the staged but definitive adoption of the Latin language.
The Romanians are today the only descendants of the Eastern Roman stock; the Romanian language is one of the major heirs of the Latin language, together with French, Italian, Spanish; Romania is an oasis of Latinity in this part of Europe.The natives, be they of Roman or Daco-Roman descent, continued their uninterrupted existence as farmers and shepherds even after the withdrawal, under emperor Aurelian (270-275) of the Roman army and administration, which were moved south of the Danube. But the ancestors of the Romanians remained for several centuries in the political, economic, religious and cultural sphere of influence of the Roman Empire; after the empire split in 395 AD, they stayed in the sphere of the Byzantine Empire. They lived mostly in the old Roman hearts that had now decayed and survived in difficultcircumstances under successive waves of migratory tribes.At the time when the Daco-Roman ethno-cultural symbiosis was achieved and finalised in the 6-7th centuries by the formation of the Romanian people, in the 2-4th centuries, the Daco-Romans adopted Christianity in a Latin garb. Therefore, in the 6-7th centuries, when the formation process of the Romanian people was done, this nation emerged in history as a Christian one.This is why, unlike the neighbouring nations, which have established dates of Christianization (the Bulgarians - 865, the Serbs - 874, the Poles-966, the eastern Slavs - 988, the Hungarians - the year 1000), the Romanians do not have a fixed date of Christianization, as they were the first Christian nation in the region.In the 4-13th centuries the Romanian people had to face the waves of migrating peoples - the Getae, the Huns, the Gepidae, the Avars, the Slavs, the Petchenegs, the Cumanians, the Tartars - who crossed the Romanian territory. The migratory tribes controlled this space from the military and political points of view, delaying the economic and social development of the natives and the formation of local statehood entities.The Slavs, who massively settled since the 7th century south of the Danube, split the compact mass of Romanians in the Carpathian-Danubian area: the ones to the north (the Daco-Romanians) were separated from the ones to the south, who were moved towards the west and Southeast of the Balkan Peninsula (Aromanians,Megleno-Romanians and Istro-Romanians). The Slavs that settled north of the Danube were assimilated little by little by the Romanian people and their language left traces in the vocabulary and phonetics of the Romanian language. To the Romanian language, the Slavic language (similarly to the Germanic idiom of the Franks with the French people) was the so-called super-imposed layer. TheRomanians belonged to the Orthodox religion so they adopted the Old hurch Slavic as a cult language, and, beginning with the 14-16th centuries, as a chancery and culture language. The Slavic language was never a living language, spoken by the people, on the territory of Romania; it played for Romanians, at a certain time during the Middle Ages, the same role that Latin played in the West; in the early modern age it was replaced for ever, in church, chancery and culture included, by the Romanian language. Owing to their position, the Romanians south of the Danube were the first to be mentioned in historical sources (the 10th century), under the name of vlahi or blahi (Wallachians); this name shows they were speakers of a Romance language and that the non-Roman peoples around them recognised this fact. After the year 602, the Slavs massively settled south of the Danube and they established a powerful Bulgarian czardom in the 9th century; this, cut the tie between the Romanian world north of the Danube and the one south of the Danube. As they were subjected to all sorts of pressures and isolated from the powerful Romanian trunk north of the Danube, the number of Romanians south of the Danube continuously decreased, while their brothers north of the Danube, although living in extremely difficult circumstances, continued their historical evolution as a separate nation, the farthest one the east among the descendants of Imperial Rome.In fact the Romanians are the only ones who, through their very name roman - (coming from the Latin word "Roman") - have preserved to this day in this part of Europe the seal of the ancestors, of their descent, that they have always been aware of. This will show later in the name of the nation state - Romania.Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania Beginning with the 10th century, the Byzantine, Slav and Hungarian sources, and later on the western sources mention the existence of statehood entities of the Romanian population - kniezates and voivodates - first in Transylvania and Dobrudja, then in the 12-13thcenturies, also in the lands east and south of the Carpathians."

Trajan's Column is one of the most famous monuments of the Roman antiquity. It remains an original and unique monument, even if it has been much admired and therefore many times imitated during the 1885 years since its inauguration, in the year 113 A. D.

The Column has a special significance for the Romanians: it illustrates the historical events which led to the formation of the present Romanian people: the two Dacian wars waged by Emperor Trajan in 101-102 and 105-106 A.D., resulted in the submission of the Dacian Kingdom, its transformation into a Roman province and the beginning of the Romanization process. For us, the Column is the birth certificate of the Romanian people.

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breakfast info

by ThomasIkarus

Hi VT Friends,
I will be in Bucharest the 20th thru the 29th
and was wondering if anyone could recommend
a place to eat breakfast in the morning?
I'm looking for a place near where I will be staying.
Here is the address where I will be

Str. Morilor nr. 37, sector 3,

What I'm hoping for is a place that is open
early (6-7 AM) and that has plenty of

I am not sure what we will be doing for lunch and dinner since I am travelling with a group and their was mention of us eating at some mall near where we will be staying.

Thanks for any information you can give me and I look forward to being in your fine city!

Re: breakfast info

by ryan_9

I think they call them shops or Cafe.

Re: breakfast info

by ThomasIkarus

Thanks Ryan
I found this place
gotta try that!
I usually come back a little thinner after trips but if this place is near I may be charged extra planefare just to get home :/

Re: Re: breakfast info

by ryan_9

No worries mate, let me know how you go.
Go aussies

Re: breakfast info

by Io_anna

1. The Mall is the worst place you can go to. It is small, crowded, and many people mistake it for a fancy place, which is not. I recommend you The Dublinner Irish Pub in Unirii Square (close to where you're staying), The Horoscop restaurant, next to the Pub, The Decebal Restaurant (on Decebal Str. also close) and if you like turkish food there're The Golden Falcon (not very far too). If you HAVE TO go to Mall, take The Philleas Fogg restaurant - it's really good food

2. Strong coffee you can find, but I'm not so sure they are opened so early in the morning. Try the Nova Brasilia and the Gregory's in Unirii Sq. Or get a secretary for the group .

Re: Re: breakfast info

by ThomasIkarus

Thank you Anna,
The Golden Falcon is on my list.
Personally I dont want to eat at the mall but because I am going with a group I'm not sure if they will want us to split up for meals. Supposedly they are paying for our meals. I can understand us being together at lunch but for dinner when we are done working
I prefer a good sitdown meal so I think I will be eating
away from the group if thats the case.

My trip is really a working trip so it's only evenings I'll have free to myself. Now that i'm in my early 40's I like to eat well when i go out. I'll eat fast and junk food but
i prefer to pamper my taste buds :)

Thanks again

Re: Re: breakfast info

by Io_anna

you're mostly welcome.

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