Good morning, Romanian Reddit :)
Hey there! I just arrived in Bucharest, and I'm absolutely abuzz with excitement. It's been nearly three years since I last visited Romania, and I can't wait to familiarise myself with the city - and practice my Romanian as well!
Alas, I don't know anybody in Romania right now. I've drifted away from my friends here, and lost touch with the few people that I knew.
That means I'll have to make new friends, of course :). And what better place is there to do it, than on Reddit?
I'm looking to meet people around my age (I'm 21) that I can meet to explore the city together. I would be delighted to get to know your favorite coffee shop, or to grab lunch at your favorite restaurant. I want to know where those delicious pretzel-places are again, so I can get those long, skinny Romanian pretzels!
In exchange, you can tease me about my silly-sounding Romanian (I'm not very good...) and I'll give you some of my novels that I brought with me. I always enjoy exchanging books with my friends.
I'm a English-speaking university student who studies Philosophy in the United States. I also minor in Classical Studies and Comparative Literature... so you know I'll be making the mad-cash when I get a job :'D. Outside of my silly humanities nonsense, I'm also deeply interested in Computer Science and Mathematics- so you can pretty much talk to me about anything and I'll be excited for you :)
(Oh, and I'm also fully vaccinated. It was a necessary condition for international travel)
Thank you for reading my post today. If you want to meet up in Bucharest, feel free to send me a PM. I would be happy to grab a coffee and go for a walk together. I would love to see your favorite bookstore, or park, or some corner of the city that is really interesting and unique. And of course, I'll bring a book to gift to you- here are just some of the books I brought with me for my trip :)
I'm going to go try to find some of that tasty eggplant-spread now, for breakfast. I wonder how they are called?
P.S: I need to get a SIM card for my phone. Do you have any recommendations? I heard Telecom is pretty good...
Update: #1 Thank you all for your lovely comments, suggestions, and advice! I'm actually in Piata Unirii right now, on my way to get an Orange SIM card. If anyone wants to meet up this afternoon/evening, just send me a PM. I'll respond as soon as I get Internet :)
Update: #2 I... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was thinking about this the other day - there was a story about recently passed Romanian singer Nelu Ploieșteanu, and I started to laugh about how weird it would be to hear in English - "George Bostonian" or "Jay Brookliner". What about in your language?
So if I'm not mistaken, the crossing of the border is like normal- no tests required whatsoever. It's that really so? (Keep in mind that I'm fully vaccinated, so I won't transmit anything in your country)
If I cross the NE border of Bulgaria/SE I Romania and buy a vignette for 7 days, should I pay any other taxes if I decide to go to Bucharest? For example toll taxes, or they're all covered by the vignette?
Constanta is 1.5 hours away from me. Is there anything interesting to see for one day, or at least a nice central part, where we can walk? Any suggestion will be appreciated.
4.There was a village nearby Mamaya/Mangalia? which had a lift that can bring you over the whole settlement. Is it currently working or is it closed due to COVID?
Mulțumesc, once again. 🇧🇬🇷🇴
Hi all, I've been thinking for a while to start a youtube channel and teach foreigners Romanian, as youtube was what helped me tremendously in learning Italian and practicing my French and Danish. However, I'm not sure if people would be interested in it. I am thinking of combining grammar lessons and listening exercises for it. Any suggestions would be welcome!
Edit: I cannot believe the amount of upvotes and comments, thank you all! I see that there's quite a lot of you who would benefit from it, which motivates me to take my idea further and create some materials to help you in your language goals. I appreciate all your comments and I will keep you posted! Meanwhile, let me know if you're interested in any subject at all. <3
Edit 2: still shocked at the response, I've read every one of your messages and I will keep every suggestion in mind :)
Parents and I escaped after the communist revolution. First to germany where I was born and then the States.
Edit: these are all such great questions! thank you for the warmth and dialogue. Keep them coming I will anseer them later today!
Update: thank you so much for the HUGZ ♡
Update: Visuals of the communist revolution https://m.facebook.com/viatadupa89/albums/1974794179207437/