I am considering moving to Romania next year to live with my boyfriend who is from and currently living in Romania. My family has obvious concerns about the plan including concerns about the country. Could anyone give me some general knowledge about concerns, differences to be aware of or advice for someone moving from America to Romania? My boyfriend is a big help of course, but I would like an unbiased opinion. Thank you.
All I can tell you, is that you can move without any problems.You get to love this country.
It is a peaceful country, with a very tasty food, in the USA the same food would cost you a lot.I can stay at your disposal for any further questions.Success.
replied on December 10, 2014 with:
Hi, I think the first thing that you have to realise is that Romania is nothing like America. The pace of life is considerably slower ( which for me is a real bonus but others might find it a difficult transition to make). In America, everything is on your door step. Whatever you want/ need it's generally within easy reach. You won't find things quite as accessible in Romania and your choices will be far more limited. Similarly with entertainment...if you like western entertainment such as cinemas/ bowling/ mcdonalds(!) etc then you will be struggling unless you live in one of the larger cities.
Romania is full of culture and traditions and is a wonderful place because of it and the people generally are lovely. I've visited the country on a number of occasions are i'm eventually going to be retiring there in about 5 yrs time. I've found it to be a very safe place but again it all depends on where you'll be living. If you're in a city then the advice would be the same as in any big city..always be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant. In the countryside though things are generally pretty safe.
Really you should perhaps go and spend a few months there on a visitor's visa to see what you think. It will be a shock to the system to just move there without having visited first and experienced what Romania has to offer.
Best luck on whatever your choices are though
replied to the thread Relocating to Romania
on the Romania forum:
I used to live and work in the UK and I am currently living and working in Spain still for the same company I used to work for in London, before they relocated me in Spain.
My initial plan was for my girlfriend to join me in the UK and work there after Romanians were finally granted the right to work freely.
But she has found a job that she enjoys and doesn´t want to leave Romania, even for a much better paid job.
She works in the aviation industry.
For quite some time and well before Romanians were allowed to work freely across Europe,we had the idea of starting a retail clothing business in Bucharest , which she already has experience from and which she says we will really be making the money from as well.
She has a friend who does this busniess( she used to work for her in this field) and she is doing well.
I don´t want to work for a company and be making 400 euros per month, which really makes no sense, as opposed to the salary i am making here in Spain, unless there are companies which pay like 2000 to 3000 Euros per month after tax.
I have over ten yers experience in the Customer Services Industry working as an account manager. Iam fluent in English, French, German and speak some Spanish.
Of course, i would like to become self-employed and have the freedom to take my destinity in hand.
Are there any expats who know or could recommend from their experiences, big multi national companies which pay really well?
I mean like 2000 + per month take home salary after tax for any job that requires language skills couples with account management and customer services?
Also how easy and beneficial is it to start a retail business in the clothing industry, mainly specialised in women clothing and accessories.
Only non-jugemental and genuine replies please.
I need help so that close to the end of 2015 i can start relocating to Bucharest,Romania.
I am a Romanian who has travelled extensively and I know there is no such thing as "perfect place" but Romania does not come anywhere near the aforementioned concept.
However, being born in Romania and presumably handling the vernacular could considerably smoothen adapting and synchronising with the locals, cultural values (?) mentality...
On the other hand, for a 24 year old could be, if nothing else, another interesting experience to add to your resume. A word of caution, don't build your hopes up, take Romania as it comes and keep in the back of your mind that Romania and its people are still a backward country in many respects.
Hi, I currently live in the United States. i was born in Romania and probably have relatives. I am about to get my TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification and will hopefully find a job teaching in Romania. I have traveled to Italy, Germany, Poland, The Czech Rep and Slovakia. What are some great places to live for a 24 year old, college graduate with a degree in international relations who is serious about traveling and imursing myself in culture.
replied to the thread Make friends
on the Romania forum:
Hello everybody !
My name is Elli ,I`m 26 years old, just got here, currently studying Romanian language in Ploiesti
I would like to make some friends here, so that i can atleast grab a beer with someone..
Please contact me if u r board jst like i am
Uhh, hi. My name is Alex and I was born in Romania as a Romanian. I'm going to be getting my TESOL certification and would like to find some cool people to ha hour with while I'm there
Hi Elli = )
My name is Ibrahim, you can call me as Ibra =) I am moving to Ploiesti, Romania in Feb. I would like to meet with you cause I am interested with making some friends too, to make everything easier. By the way, I am 26 too. See u.
replied to the thread diy materials
on the Romania forum:
Does anyone know the price comparisions and quality etc for DIY products between U.K. and romania, for example paint, laminate flooring furnishings etc, would it be better to buy in Romania or ship the stuff from U.K.
Many thanks Martin
Thanks for the info, much appreciated,
My husband and I relocated in Romania, and we had same questions before we refurbished our home. He is electrician but he does pretty much every thing.
I can't say much about prices - to us they seemed similar, but from what i noticed, in Uk you have alot more choice when it comes to paint. You can find some stuff here aswell, but the tricky part is to find out wich one is wich. Lol
Another thing: here the plaster is different (white, not pink like the english one). The difference is not only in color but also in the way you work it. If you will subcontract a romanian plasterer then you wil be ok with it.
About tools, i noticed some are more expensive over here, specially if you choose popular brands. And if your favourite tool brand is DeWalt you won't find it in a?l diy shops. I would say Bosh and Makita are more popular over here.
We choosed to to bring from uk part of our tools, but we also brought some tools here. We also brought other things from uk, that we coudn't find over here: our stainless steel switches, uk sockets in the kitchen (because we have most of small appliances from uk), and other things.
Next year we will build a new house and we will do same way: we will buy some diy materials from uk and some from romania. It all depends on wich ones you prefere the most.
I hope this was helpful. Good luck!
replied to the thread meet up
on the Romania forum:
Hello Everyone, I am Martin, over 40 !!!!! from Glasgow U.K. , I will be in Bucharest between 28th November and 1st December, I would like to meet up for a few beers and a chat with some British ex pats or anyone really...... it beats standing at the bar alone,
Thanks for that, would it be possible to meet for a beer at mojo next weekend, do you have a number I could contact you on once I arrive in Bucharest?
Many thanks, Martin
The best expat bar in Bucharest is Mojo in the Old Town. Live sport from the UK and the weekend you are here there is some live stand up comedy in English.
Find them on Facebook here
Chances are you will find me there