replied to the thread immigrating to Romania?
on the Romania forum:
anyone have any knowledge of permanent residence in Romania? There is an appliocation process with a government ministry but I'm wondering if there are any tips out there?
replied on December 05, 2013 with:
Yes be patient, expect lots of paperwork, waiting in lines and bureaucracy.
replied to the thread Teaching English
on the Romania forum on December 05, 2013:
My husband is in the process of becoming TEFL- certified for teaching English, and I am in the beginning stages of research on several countries that we are looking at, Romania being one.
I have a couple of initial questions, and would greatly appreciate any information that anyone is willing to provide us.
1) We were told that the average monthly salary is between $1100-$1400RON ($350-$450US). Is this accurate?
2) Does anyone know if there is much demand for English teachers?
Thanks again in advance for any help that you may be able to provide!
i'm a US citizen in RO. that salary fits with what i've been told. i think 2000 would be the max. as far as demand goes the kids are learning it in school now. My limba romana is poor so if I need help I look for someone in early twenties and chances are they speak decent english.
posted Holiday Events & Expat Gatherings in Romania
on the Romania forum on December 04, 2013:
replied to the thread Moving to Constanta with kids
on the Romania forum on December 03, 2013:
My husband has been offered a long term job in Constana and I am starting to do some research before we make the final decision.
Is there anyone out there that can offer me some advice? We have a 3 and 1 year old and wondering if there will be much for them to do, i.e playgroups/mums groups etc. Is it a kid friendly place.
Also, is it easy to meet English speaking mums?
I'm worried that we will be bored silly while my husband is busy working.
Thanks in advance.
I lived in Romania for two years and am married to a Romanian (I am a Canadian male).
I am moving back to Romania (Cluj) in January.
While I was there I worked at an Intenational private school in Bucuresti. It was 4 year olds and up to grade three. The kids came from all over the world and it didnt matter what language they spoke. This would be a good start for you. You will meet lots of expat parents and there will be lots to do. Constanta was a nice city and I found the people in Romania evrywhere friendly (and not speaking Romanian for me was not a problem, I never did learn). The area around Constanta and the beach at Mamia (sp?) if great. The black mud beaches are near as is the delta of the Danube River which is beautiful and protected by UNESCO (I think).
You will have a great time and this is the most valuable experience you can give your children (better than any school).
Wondering if anyone can offer some advice. My fiancee and I are buying a house in Romania - she's Romanian so doing most of the hard work (thankfully!)
We've agreed a price with the seller but are just researching ways of actually transferring the final amount to the seller. The seller is actually German, so think we'll need to do this in Euros. The house value is actually not that large, so we haven't arranged a mortgage.
Any ideas - how do we do it so that we're able to transfer the cash when he signs over the documents to us?
first thing to do before buying/paying for real property here is to check the legal situation of the property.
The law states that the real property is to be sold only via a public notary office.
Before that, you should check that the seller has the full rights to sell the property, you also have to check at the National Agency For Cadastre and Land Registration in order for you to be sure that property is completely free of third party privilleges, claims and litigation.
Best way is to have a specialist to check all those for you.
For such situations, you can also ask for the help of www.logisticpartner.ro
Payments can be done in any currency agreed by the parties. The usual payment method is wire/bank transfer (it also provides you the proof of payment). Avoid cash payments for real property, even when the price seems to be a bargain.
Payment has to be done AFTER signing the selling contract at the notary's office. You can also pay in advance but it's best for you to avoid that because not all the sellers are honest.
I am in process of buying an apartment. I'm from USA, she's romanca. I'm told we'll do the transaction in cash. I'm arranging a wire transfer from USA to my local bank (I'm in Pitesti). In USA I'd write a check...here checks seem to be largely an alien concept. we'll do the final transaction all at a table. In euros. I'd think you'd do same.
replied to the thread Anyone from Ploiesti?
on the Romania forum:
i will be moving Ploiesti in December and it will be my first time in Romania. i can see some highlights and tips about Romania in general (mostly Bucharest) in webpages but how about Ploiesti? i really wonder how it is like living in this city.
Thanks in advance
replied on December 02, 2013 with:
I'm in Ploiesti again and i still didnt have a problem with dogs, but i was getting me in to trouble with ploiesti petrolul footbal fans last night :) i guess they were unhappy with the score and they blocked the center city with police armforce atound them. I had some wine before this happened so just for a moment i also felt like my home country :) no big difference if you compare to Istanbul.
But, after all that joking, people are nice and friendly here. I think i will be happy living in Romania.
I'd like to get together with expats in Bucharest when i settle next month.
The dogs seem to move away when you approach. Went to visit Castelul Bran and was disappointed to see dogs even in mountains on side of road. I heard someone complain about Romanians being cold and rude and driving with no manners. I was born and raised in New York City...sounds same. Europeans are generally more aggressive drivers than Americans. I've met friendly folks and unfriendly ones...I think people are the same all over. So I'm in THEIR country now and I adjust my habits as a matter of respect and i dont expect them to act like Americans and I dont judge them. I like it here!
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