How do I meet people in Romania?
When we asked people living in Romania about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"There are loads of sports and interest clubs throughout Romania that Romanians put a great deal of effort and time into. Personaly I joined the ranks of ski tourers in the Brasov area and was welcomed most warmly until I became part of the furniture. In the future I plan to join the voluntary Salvamont (mountain rescue) this is open to all I think that like hiking and repainting the trail signs, Get stuck in whatever you're into and I'm sure you'll find others likeminded and open hearted,"
added another person in Moieciu de Jos.
"To be honest the ex-pat community in Constanta are not very obvious. I know a couple of people who I have net through work but otherwise there doesn't seem to be nay organised meetings. My company does provide some information on groups and meetings but they are all for Bucharest. The ex-pat support for Constanta has been negligible,"
remarked another retiree in Constanta.
"There are no clubs or anything. It's very hard here to meet Expats and even Romanians. I am alone all day. Some tourists come to Mamaia in Summer but it's so run down, only some Romanians from Bucharest are visiting,"
said a retiree who moved to Constanta, Romania.
"There's the American corner, though I've never visited it. Social networking sites can be a great resource also, you'll find many curious Romanians that will seek you out if you're friendly and intelligent,"
said another retiree in Iasi.
"I have met very few Americans, the rare businessman passing through, a few students. You are more likely to encounter Brits or other foreigners,"
commented one retiree living in Iasi, Romania.
"Timisoara is an old city in the west of the country, 100+km from the country borders. You can meet many romanians, sirbs, hungarians, germans, although most germans have migrated back to their homeland after the comunist regim fell.
The city revolves around a few centers of interest like: Iulius Mall (very big mall, shopping center, etc.) , the student area of dormitories where there are many clubs besides dorms, the city center with the cathdral, the opera, liberty square, unity square, the old (greco)catholic dome. Unity square has free wireless if you got a laptop.
ADVICE: use known company taxi like CITY, GRUP, TUDO. Driving in the city is a mess. Plan your GPS for major streets, no shortcuts,"
explained one retiree living in Timisoara.
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