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By Car:

'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 81.243.187.162 (talkcontribs) 25 Dec 2006

I'll take a look at it, but feel free to plunge forward and fix it yourself. -- Jonboy 11:39, 25 December 2006 (EST)

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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 65.9.204.192 (talkcontribs) 27 January 2008

Link title 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..)

31/aug/06 nagchampa

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)

So, I think this article needs to be whacked on a bit to conform with the

Wikitravel:Country article template, but there's a lot of great info in here. -- Evan 12:08, 16 Sep 2003 (PDT)

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! -- 203.109.249.138, 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

The original CIA Factbook 2002 import is now at Talk:Romania/CIA Factbook 2002 import -- Huttite 02:43, 12 Apr 2004 (EDT)

Corruption

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.
bull shit things are worse mr where have you been? may be on dodo planet wake up I advise people to not to visit this country. I had such a bad exprience that i don't want anyone else go through it.So please don't give wronge information to people.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.9.204.192 (talkcontribs) 27 January 2008
I have heard that in 2006/7, police stopped a bus carrying tourists and harassed them until they coughed up some "foreign" beer (which the tour director had heard about ahead of time and had brought along deliberately for bribes). Ironic when you consider the article's take on drunken driving.

- "foreign beer" as bride? Are you kidding? If money, I would believe it, but not "foreign beer". After all Romania is not Ethiopia :)

In a second incident, a specific tourist was singled out. The policeman demanded a $200 "fine" (bribe). This was impossible for that particular tourist and the policeman deliberately spilled coffee on his passport by way of retaliation. Student7 22:56, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

Credit cards

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)

Night Life?

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)



Traveling VISA

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! 195.190.143.254 07:33, 7 May 2007 (EDT)


Been to Romania, most countries can stay up to 90 days. Romania is beautiful, the only thing that bothers me, is the gypsies targeting foreign travelers. There's less gypsies in the countryside though. Other than that, Romania is beautiful.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 121.217.144.2 (talkcontribs) 13 September 2007

Romania is beautiful, but I don't think you have been mugged and beaten to death. it happens all over Romania, everyone beware.Untill the police don't take this serious, all tourist are in eminent danger, these murderers hide between cars and they attac you so hard that if you are lucky and stay alive you can not remembe your name. please listen to me and avoid going to Romania.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.9.204.192 (talkcontribs) 27 January 2008

"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)