Yeah, sure. I deleted the CIA Factbook so that the article wouldn't be too similar to the Wikipedia article, but I will restore parts of it to conform to the country structure of Wikitravel - and, new content is on the way! Thanks for telling me about this! -- 184.108.40.206, September 17, 2003
Really great content! You might want to look at Switzerland for an example of the factbook stuff to leave or remove. Or both Karen and myself are good at 'weeding' the facts down... but really, great article!Majnoona
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
yes christoph that was probably th case in 2003; things have improved (quite a bit) since then in all areas.
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)
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)