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Another trip to Oradea, Romania

 
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added on 2nd of May, 2007

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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Another quick trip to Romania - overview

1. Apr 30, 2006 Another trip to Oradea (Oradea)  (* 3)
2. May 11, 2007 A few days later in Oradea (Oradea)  (* 3)
3. May 15, 2007 More on Oradea (Oradea)  (* 7)

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Since its foundation in the 11th century, Oradea, the city of King Ladislaus (László) I. of Hungary, has always been a significant political and cultural point throughout the course of history. Its late 19th century name: “Paris on the River Pece” reflects beautifully how prosperous the city was by that time. Though the World Wars and the Communist Regime deteriorated the city image badly, in the past twenty years Oradea showed a fast paced development and a real upswing, so that now its old praising name starts to be heard again. The fine architecture the city center can take pride in conveys an atmosphere that... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Oradea

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 »

My visits to Oradea - Oct 12, 2006, by MadSuh
There is not too much I can say about Romania. Lots of fun at night and lots of work during the day. I usually get to the office at around 11-12 and I stay until about midnight. I had my new iPod with me, so I can listen to some music when... 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 »

Initial experiences in Oradea - Jul 27, 2007, by szbogi
Some pictures about me made by Zoli, just for fun. :) We are waiting to start our journey... We are really excited, this is a very big thing for us. I can't wait to see all those wonderful things I just read about before. We also decided to... Read more »

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 »

 
 

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