'Traveling by car or coach is the easiest way and a vast majority...'
This article very good written but under the wrong subject. It must come under 'Get around'. Get in means --> how do you travel to Romania , not how is travel in Romania. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 25 Dec 2006
I don't know if romainia is safe for anyone to visit. Last night my brother was bitten so hard thathe is in coma. two people attacked him last night stole his money and bitt them on his head with an iron pipe and was left to die. even the police is not persouing who committed the crime. this is not the first time that has been happening to tourist visiting romainia. I think all other countries specialy europian countries should band people visiting Romainia, then may be then the police and the government start looking into this mega problem. I hope someone do something before more inocent tourist get violated and killed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 27 January 2008
The other way this could happen would be bar fights in rural places, those places lack the bouncers found in more expensive clubs and the conflict is let to extinguish by itself.
Short recommendations: avoid shady deals with shady people in shady alleys. Avoid cheap casinos or similar gambling places. Avoid really cheap bars in rural places where police force is hours away. Don't get into obvious fights, apologize and leave the area (or run). These are all called common sense in Europe and Americas and Australia. Which I suspect you are not part of.
This article sounds like "national tourism promotion". bit of whitewashing, bit of national proud, bit of "good presentation" - but limited use for the traveller.
as this project serves not as a base to promote tourism destinations, i think this article should be re-written with a distant/critical/neutral aproach. it's not the place to tell people, how great romania is, but to tell them what to expect, and what be helpfull in the country.
(refers mainly to the first chapters..)
CIA factbook import
Did we have CIA factbook stats for this country? I thought it was decided that they would NOT all be deleted, especially the Geography part? KJ 04:04, 16 Sep 2003 (PDT)
To my experience, the corruption problem in Romania is much bigger than stated in this article - sometimes you just bribe coz it's cheaper! for instance, friends of mine using the train bribed the conductor instead of buying a ticket and paid only 2/3 of the amount! Also, stories concerning corrupt policemen (first-hand experienced this as well) are anything but rare! (My last visit to Romania was in spring 2003).
I do not want to insult anyone, but it seemed to me on several visits to Romania that you just bribe everybody... Christoph
- "foreign beer" as bride? Are you kidding? If money, I would believe it, but not "foreign beer". After all Romania is not Ethiopia :)
Visa or Mastercard are very easy to use, the article states that it is "problematic". A huge load of bullshit.
I think it is not o.k. to tell people that something is a "huge load of b..." and to stay anonymous. Personally, I do not think that credit cards are really problematic to use. But in a hotel, although they had a credit card reader and the VISA sign at the front door, they insisted on paying in cash. -- Codica 15:28, 3 Aug 2005 (EDT)
"For locals, since owning a car is still not so common in Romania, ..." That's completely untrue. The average is way above other neighboring countries
Still a Outline ?
It apears to me that the artcile can be qualified as usable now. -anurag 17:07, 31 Jan 2006 (EST)
White shopping experience?
The article says.. "Despite this, all Romanian supermarkets sell products of European quality, and usually make for a very quiet, clean and white shopping experience that can best be likened to duty free shopping in airports at night.' Now what on earth is a "white shopping experience". Are you saying if all shoppers are white people, its a very pleasant experience?
I guess it meant white as in legal and not white as in color. I have never been to romania but that what I feel the line means . -anurag 14:15, 22 April 2006 (EDT) white goods-origin controled grey goods-false origin
Anyone have a notion of the Romanian nightlife? Or how it is like on the coast of the Black Sea Resort towns? Answer: For sure nothing compare to Bulgaria. The Romanian resorts are underdeveloped and very expensive.
Cities list too long
The current "Regions and cities" section does not correspond to our Manual of Style and there are too many cities - we should stick to 9 at most. I'm copying below the current content of that section and leaving on the main article only the regions and a few of the cities I've heard about and which I suppose are some of the most popular. Anybody shoud feel free to change that list but please do not list all cities in Romania - those should go inside the region articles. Thanks. -- Ricardo (Rmx) 13:07, 11 November 2006 (EST)
It has said that U.S.A, E.U, etc can stay in Romania for up to 90 days without VISAS. What about Australia? do Australians have to apply for VISA to stay in Romania for over 30 days? 01:18, 1 April 2007 (EDT)
No, they don't have to apply for visas. Starting January 1st 2007 Australians too can stay without a visa in Romania for 90 days. Axi 14:25, 24 April 2007 (EDT)
Traveling outside Romania to inside of Romania.
Whats the best way to travel from Berlin to Romania? and the costing, if by train, plane or rental car? thank you.
There is a train going directly from Prague to Brasov, which is at the center of Romania (and allso a very nice Town). Check out http://oebb.at/vip8/oebb/en/ to find connections. Its the homepage of the Austrian Train company. I think that train is the cheapest, since car rentals are payed by rental time and you get to see Prague! 126.96.36.199 07:33, 7 May 2007 (EDT)
"Transactions on the Internet in Romania"
What's the use of the informations in that chapter for a regular tourist ? For now, I will remove the second part, the one about the Bucharest Opera website - that site is obviously problem-free. Axi 10:06, 12 May 2008 (EDT)
Traditional Divisions of Romania
CRISANA IS TRANSYLVANIA
I think that the division of Romania that you make is a nonsense. The Crisana and Maramuresh vwas part of Transylvania from 1100 year , is a nonsense too divide them. Oradea was ever thew gate of Transylvania.I propose to unifie them in a only one name. I ythink is important if some traveller want to understand better their culture.
Anyway, the map is wrong, so I'm going to replace it. --188.8.131.52 16:34, 17 August 2009 (EDT)
I removed a wohle bunch of towns which were listed in this section. That left only ski resorts. I have added Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps. Are there no national parks worthy of a mention?--Burmesedays 08:38, 10 May 2010 (EDT)
New Regions map
Whilst the old regions map was perfectly usable, I have produced a new version in line with Wikitravel standards. If I have missed anything important or made any errors, please do say so here.--Burmesedays 09:51, 10 May 2010 (EDT)
Get in entry requirements
In case anyone wants to know the source of my edits to include information about the visa exemption for 'Annex II' nationals to work during their 90 day visa-free entry, see this European Union document - . Yeahtravel 09:37, 31 May 2011 (EDT)
Cab fare foreigner ripoff verified
(No new information, just verifying what's already here)
Arrived at Henri Coanda airport an hour ago, took a 3.5 leu/km (listed on the side) cab from the International Terminal taxi queue and rode into the city. The driver had a meter on the seat next to him. When arriving the fare was about twice what it should've been (150 instead of ~70 leu), handwritten on a receipt.
Still cheap in the grand scheme of things so we paid, but it might be useful for others know.
184.108.40.206 15:17, 25 September 2011 (EDT)
Bucovina as a division of Romania
Dividing Bucovina From Moldova(Moldavia in English) on a Romania map is like dividing Bavaria from the rest of Germany on an Europe map. The capital of Moldova(Historic State) was Suceava. I think it would be good for travellers to know that when they visit Suceava, they actually visit the capital of the historic state Moldova. I agree that Bucovina is a distinct part inside Moldova, but I think it should be striped over the orange hatch, so that it can be seen that it is part of Moldova. Nyd 10:07, 30 April 2012 (EDT)