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ajc994 replied to the thread Moving to Romania for the First Time on the Romania forum on December 10, 2014:
april84 initially posted:
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.
ajc994 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 Amanda
tadders52 replied on December 10, 2014 with:
I am a Romanian and I lived in Canada for 3 years. As far as safety goes, I don't think you should have anything to worry about. In my books, Romania is a lot much safer than the sates. Now, for the rest it depends on where in Romania you to live. A word of caution, don't go to live in Cluj-Napoca, the capital of sound pollution!, with 10 speakers/bus stop disgorging blasting commercials, music and reminders for paying the taxes.
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april84 posted Moving to Romania for the First Time on the Romania forum on December 09, 2014:
I am considering a move to Romania to live with my boyfriend who is from and currently living there. My family is concerned about my safety and other general concerns about the country as compared to my homeland, America. Are there any people who are familiar with both America and Romania who can tell me if Romania is relatively similar to America and anything a first timer may want to be aware of? I'm wanting an unbiased opinion. Thanks.
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Raja89 posted Make friends on the Romania forum on December 09, 2014:
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 RockandRolla cheers !!
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jetmayfair replied to the thread diy materials on the Romania forum:
jetmayfair initially posted:
Hello, 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
jetmayfair replied most recently with:
Hi , Thanks for the info, much appreciated, Martin
raluca2410 replied most recently with:
Hello, 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!
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jetmayfair replied to the thread meet up on the Romania forum:
jetmayfair initially posted:
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, regards Martin
jetmayfair replied most recently with:
Hi Dean, 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
moorcroftservices replied most recently with:
Hi 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 BR Dean
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Barbarians posted Sports and fun in Bucharest on the Romania forum:
Hello , we are a multiethnic amateur rugby team here in Bucharest, including French, Romanian, English, Spanish and other nationalities. If you love sport and rugby , please check us out and come to out training sessions every Sunday from 10:00 at Grivita Stadium. Wish you a good day!
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Sykonix posted Renting in cluj on the Romania forum:
Hi, I am a 25yr old sales manager from london moving to Cluj in Feb 2015. My girlfriend is Romanian and currently lives there. This is very fortunate for many things but in terms of job advice, she can't really help as she is a student . If anyone could give me advice on the reality of finding work it would be much appreciated. Even to share you own experience of something similar would help to know more about what I could expect.
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Minuc posted Acupuncture treatments in Cluj on the Romania forum:
Hello, It's been two months since my husband, our kids and I relocated to Cluj Napoca after spending many years in Canada, Quebec. I am an acupuncturist and I studied acupuncture for 5 years in Montreal, in the only school acredited by the Order of the Acupuncturist of Quebec (college de Rosemond). I also followed 6 months of internship at the Universitary Detoxification Center Dollard Cormier, where, with acupuncture speciffic protocoles I. Helped people cope with the major effects of the dependence of different substances ( nicotine, alcohol, drugs) or gaming. Acupuncture could be our best ally in reducing the anxiety and depression, but it also has good results with all kinds of desorders ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache,insomnia, allergies, asthma, sinusitis, SPM, menopause , infertility and so on. For more information, and if you are interested in acupuncture treatments, feel free to contact me at 0773-964-725. I presently work in a clinic in Georghieni and soon in Buna ziua. French and English speakers are also welcome since I speak fluently both alnguages. Than you. Mihaela Sabadis I will soon come up with a new site, Romanian version.
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MRRPaul posted showjumping stables near Cluj on the Romania forum:
My son is considering University in Cluj. He is a talented showjumper and would like to continue riding/competing whilst at university. Does anyone know of any stables in or around Cluj that focus on Showjumping? Thank you,
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euroabc replied to the thread Working in Romania on the Romania forum:
euroabc initially posted:
I am considering working in Romania coming from the UK, and I am wondering if it is best to contract or get a local employment contract. My main home will still be in the UK. Does anyone have experience or guidance on the best approach for this ?
euroabc replied most recently with:
More info: I will be in Bucharest and looking to stay for a number of years but home is in the UK. I have accommodation lined up and am just looking at the most tax efficient approach.
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