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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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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 »


Recent reviews for Oradea

Great food and the best clubs in Oradea - Apr 28, 2009, by erato
In terms of nightlife: you can start with a good dinner in Cyrano on the main street, Black Rose near the center on Avram Iancu street or Chicken House on Iuliu Maniu street. However the best Quattro Formaggi pizza what I ever ate can be... Read more »

Da Vinci exhibiton in Oradea - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions resurrect in a small Transylvanian village. Lajos Antal lives in Hegykozkovacsi (Cauaceu in Romanian), a small village in Bihor County, Romania. He is a carpenter and woodcarver craftsman and for over... Read more »

Had a great time in Oradea - Jul 24, 2009, by asterix
Oradea is a really peaceful and beautiful city, a lot of old style buildings like churches and palaces (mosly Art Nouveua) in the center of it. It's interesting that, at the moment like half of the buildings are renovated and half are 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 »

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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