Another trip to Oradea, Romania
Another trip to Romania and another trip away from good old Ravensburg. My trip was kind of weird, usually it's a no hassle quick trip as I take the airplane from Stuttgart or Munich to fly into Budapest and then a bus is waiting for me to take me to my final destination; Oradea, Romania. My mother was driving me to Stuttgart this timeas she was going to drive on to Freiburg and we decided to have some chatting time in the car, which was nice. We ended up with a lot of extra time, as one of my friends in Stuttgart called for a road block due to some maintanance works on th freeway A8. Unreal how they took us across the swabian alpes for about 80km driving in first and second gear the whole time. This was the longest it ever took me to get there, about 4 hours... Wow. Anyhow, I met with some friends for dinner and we still had at least a little time there to chat and enjoy the rest of the day.
Afterwards I got on the plane and finally arrived in Budapest after a good 7 hour trip... I could have taken the car and would have been just as fast. After this I was supposed to have a 2 hour break until my bus arrived, but it turned out that this was more like a 3 1/2 hour wait. I was lucky because the name they put down in the passenger list was completely off and the company that was picking me up had a different name than what i expected as well. Anyhow, I didn't care, I said that I am that guy and hopped on the bus. It turned out that I really was that guy, but I had no clue about that. I arrived in Romania at around 4:30am ouch. All dead I was ready to get to work the next day only to find out that my silly laptop seemed to be broke, hmm so everything going very well so far. I took the computer to the shop and went to play some basketball, not bad either:) I hope that it will be fixed by tomorrow as I don't want to write these journal entries on my MDA, kind of of a hassle...
Today is a free day and I went to a bbq with my co-workers. The place is crazy, a small village and I noticed that nothing had changed in the past 20 years... Still no real streets and everything run down. I am sure those guys have high speed internet though. That's todays Romania, depressing, motivating, and always surprising in every way. Today will be some quiet time, maybe a movie, dinner and maybe a bar and a few drinks:) What pisses me off is that I don't have HBO. I must be the only household here without HBO. I even have Playboy TV and some porn channel, hmm, but not the good stuff... I guess I will end up watching discovery, and national geographic... Dang, where is my computer.
Anyhow, I will keep you guys updated
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3. May 15, 2007 More on Oradea (Oradea) ( 7)
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Continuing your sightseeing tour towards the city centre, a must-stop is welcoming you: the Black Eagle Complex, a real rarity in its greatness and uniqueness. The complex built in Secession style in 1908 is deservedly considered one of the most monumental architectural achievements in Transylvania. The palace originally gave place to a theatre, casino, ballrooms, offices, and it has preserved its combined aspect of culture and entertainment even in our days. Another rarity will wait you next to the Black Eagle Palace: The Moon Church, a late Baroque styled Orthodox Church, famous for its mechanism that was designed to follow and show the... Read more »
Recent reviews for Oradea
A few days later in Oradea - May 11, 2007, by MadSuh
It's been a few days since I last wrote about life here in Oradea. I had a busy week, partly due to the fact that my laptop had died on me and I was busy getting all programs running on the new machine. Anyhow, I am good now, so I am not... Read more »
My trip to Oradea - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
I left Cluj with some sort of relieve. I did have a nice time there with grandad, but then it's still sometimes tiring to take care of a 96 year-old :) Anyway, I bought a first class InterCity ticket from Cluj to Orade, which is a 2 1/2... Read more »
Trasportation in Oradea - Apr 28, 2009, by erato
Oradea is a very nice town with many beautiful sights, however the local transportation is not the best. There are some newly bought Siemens trams but their lines do not cover the whole city. On the other hand taxis are affordable, they... Read more »
Carnival of Flowers in Oradea - Jun 30, 2009, by angel
The Carnival of Flowers is an event which is organized in every year on the 20th of August in Debrecen, Hungary. This day is the national holiday in Hungary, which means that in every bigger city different events are organized. In Debrecen... Read more »
More on Oradea - May 18, 2007, by MadSuh
I guess I have a bit more of my impressions to share. Last week me and my partner went to see some land, quite interesting. I am sharing this because it reflects the economic situation of this country very well. There is no road yet and no... Read more »
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