Visiting Cluj for a couple of days, Cluj-napoca, Romania
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Cluj Turned out to be quite different from what I had remembered. The city is much larger than Oradea and there is much more going on. You can go out every night of the week and you'll see lots of students. During the day while visiting the old town, one can only imagine the lost beauty of this flourishing city. 50 years of communism have taken their toll though just like in any other city in the East.
It's also interesting to note that the best renovated houses are bars and clubs. I guess all those young people working in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal bring the money back home and spend it on parties, food and cars. Of course Cluj is also a student town, so that's additional demand. Diesel is a bar I went to the second night there and I would say that it's in my top 5 best done bars in the world.
My accountant told me to also check out Bamboo Club or Obsession. I only had time for Bamboo and ended up going there with my SEO guy from Cluj. Lucky us, they had a quite naughty show on that night, sorry can't post the pics of all the druling guys.
Ok back to the real Cluj :) I was a bit sad that the city's main square was being renovated, I'll have to go back and see it once it has been completed.
Probably the most interesting moment for me in Cluj was checking out the church my grandpa got married back in 1935. Can you imagine that??? 1935 - wow wow wow :) The guy was sitting there almost 3/4 of a century ago and got married - very cool. Anyhow, hanging out with my grandfather was nice and he could tell me a little about the pre-communism Cluj and lots of nice family stories. We also took care of some business for him before I left Cluj to finally go to my office in Oradea, which I will tell you about next time.
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Located in the North-Western part of Romania, Cluj-Napoca is the economic, cultural and academic centre of the historic region of Transylvania. Cluj-Napoca history was traced back to Antiquity, when the famous geographer Ptolemy wrote about a Dacian settlement called “Napuca”. As a consequence of the Roman conquest and colonization, Napoca first became a town (124), then the capital of the Roman province Dacia Porolissensis (under the name Colonia Aurelia Napoca). There is no documentation on how Cluj developed after Emperor Aurelian ordered the retreat of the Roman troops in 271, but archeologists have found numerous artifacts... Read more »
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All about Cluj Napoca - Apr 3, 2009, by cipristb
Location and Climate The city of Cluj Napoca is placed in the center of Transilvania at the intersection of the Apuseni Mointains, the Somesan plateau and Transilvania's plain.There are many small rivers that traverse the city situated in... Read more »
About the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca - Apr 6, 2009, by cipristb
The Botanical Garden “Alexandru Borza” aparteining at Babes-Balyai University from Cluj Napoca was founded in 1920 by the teacher Alexandru Borza. Having a surface of 14 hectares it host 10 000 species of plants from all over... Read more »
Treasure city of Transilvania - Apr 20, 2009, by danpop
The third largest city in Romania, Cluj-Napoca is situated in the region of Transylvania. The city claims the unofficial title of the historical province of Transylvania. The city exists from the Dacian period, second century A.D. After the... Read more »
Cluj hotel experiences - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
Flying out to Cluj was not exactly an easy task. The connection was easy but I was traveling with my mom and my 96 year-old grandpa. This of course makes a trip like this quite a project. Where are the elevators and where are the toilets,... Read more »
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