Romania Warnings and Dangers
Stray dog on Tampa Hill
Stray dog on Tampa Hill
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Warnings and Dangers
Warnings and Dangers
Reviews from VirtualTourist Members
Improper Treatment at the Customs
My intention of writing this text is to inform you about the impolite and indecent behaviors of some officers working at the customs of Bucharest. On 21st of April 2011 I applied for a touristic visa for my intended visit to Bucharest and Constanta between 28th of April and 3rd of May.I have two passports attached with full of visas including previous Romania visa, 10 years of American visa (I had my education there and lived for 6 years), several British visas, numerous Schengen visas from different countries, and may other more.Upon obtaining my visa from Embassy of Romania in Istanbul On 27th of April 2011 I arrived to Bucharest with the Turkish Airlines flight number TK1043 at 09:45 on 28th of April.When I was waiting in the passport line an officer came up to me (unfortunately I did not have a chance to get his name) and asked for my passport. He looked at it asked me if I have 500...
Ciordeala is the subject for the verb "a ciordi" which means to steal, to jack. Ciordeala is a national sport practiced every day and every night, it employes more than 99% of the Romanian people. :))There are various forms for "ciordeala": ) This is the reason to recomand you strongly a tour guide in the first day when u come over Bucharest :)), like in every big city of Europe. There is the probability to be very lucky and to finde out just nice and honest people
Transfagarasan highway in Winter
I highly recommend taking the Transfagarasan Highway (7C), its a great mountain road with some fantastic views. But be informed that during winter it is closed. In May, it 'may' still be closed. It depends on the annual snow, but at that time of year, it is best to have a back up plan. HW 7 is a valid alternative.
Traffic in Romania.
It can be very dangerous to drive in Romania. I drove car in Romania and it can be very dangerous and the traffic is not what I was used to. In Sweden it is more safe to drive and here all vehicles dont have lights or the drivers havent seen the limits of speeding..... Be careful when you drive on the roads in Romania! But dont be to frightened of this warning, do it with respect and then discover this beautiful and amazing country.
Romania, car rent
I rented a car for 2 days from a local company - promotor. We recieved the car dirty and damaged.Upon return the agent tryed to find reasons to fine us. He found a cigarette whole in the fabric which we did not mention on the contract as an existing damage. (and of course we were not responsible to)He charged us 150 Euro for that. Since we had no time to argue we paid and left the country with a bitter taste. Bad experience, I hope you learn from our mistake and hire only from respected international car company.
Fake taxi Drivers - Watch out of fakeTaxi
Watch out of fake "regular" taxis. They stay in front of Baneasa airport and seem to be regular yellow cabs but they aren't. I was charged 350 Lei (110 €) from one of them, after agreeing at the beginning 200 Lei (that in any case was incredibly high): he told me just "there was much traffic, it's not my fault" The ride was no more than 20 minutes. He let me at more than 500 m from my customer's address, in a place with no people and after I started protesting he started becoming aggressive. I could do nothing but giving him the required, enormous, amount, my suitcases were locked in his car.Taxi drivers are obliged by Romanian law to use meter and any receipt that is not going out from that machine is not regular. when you come out from baneasa airport, walk some 200 meters and catch a taxi on the street or organise the pick up with your hotel.
Drivers in Romania should obey to traffic rules. Hell, they do not. You will see everything, from someone which drives in the opposite direction than the compulsory one, to people driving along the sidewalks in order to avoid traffic jams, people parking their cars in the most inappropriate, well, no, stupid is the word, yes, stupid places ever, or people that have no brains at all and turn to the right or to the left without looking or putting the signal on. People in Brasov will tell you Bucharest drivers are worse (I fail to see what that has to do with their own careless driving), those in Bucharest will blame it on the narrow streets and lack of parking lots, the ones in Sibiu will blame the too many one way streets and those in Timisoara will complain about the streets that go in circles. Actually they are all just as imbecile, pretending to be in an eternal lack of time. Seeing...
Be careful by driving or parking
You must be careful by driving on the Romanian streets.This car is an example for imprudence, isn’t it?The owner of the car came with his car, directly into the walls of the house, and marooned it there.This is an attraction on the way between Buhusi and Bacau.I think, actually is here a motorcar service.
1. In cities like Bucharest or...
1. In cities like Bucharest or Brasov, be very careful with taxis, always only take taxis belonging to one of the registered, bigger companies, like Perrozzi, XXL, Valentino, Cobalcescu, Meridian, Nova, Leone (Bucharest). In Bucharest generally avoid to take a taxi from / to the airport or station, as the public transportation covers both of them pretty well (metro to the station, 783 bus shuttle to the airport) 2. Do not change money in the street; there are many exchange offices where it is much safer to do that; a passport must be provided for changing money. Avoid to change money in banks, as they have bad rates, if compared to most exchange offices.3. Always bear the passport with you, as police officers are entitled to ask for ID at any moment. 4. Bucharest North, Brasov, Deva and other few train stations are famous for their bunch of bastards that hang around. It is better to...
Be v. careful about eating pork in anyone's home or at weddings etc., especially in more rural areas. Trichinoza (liver fluke), a parasite pigs can carry, can cause very serious long-term health problems and there are regular outbreaks in Romania. This is caused by people not bothering to get the meat analysed after slaughtering the animal, or the analysis not being carried out properly. Always ask if the pork you are offered comes from a pig that has been cleared. If in doubt, don't eat. Liver Fluke is very nasty infestation.
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