More on Oradea, Romania
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 electricity, but prices are quite high, nevertheless, I wonder how the market supports this but somehow it does. I guess the top few percent keep the prices high.
The interesting thing here is that this shows how much prices really depend on perception and not the real intrinsic valueof the land itself, which should be some combination of income levels, growth rates, area etc...
Anyhow, on Thursday we had another lab-tennis (foot tennis) game with our team. It's a widely spread game that combines tennis and soccer, other than in South East Asia where this is also played, people use a regular ball and not one made from a myriad of bamboo sticks. I guess this is our little corporate culture on a smaller scale, we work, play, have a few drinks and simply enjoy ourselves. Other than in Germany, in Romania you have private soccer fields and you have to pay to play on them. Prices are quite steep, as you pay about 40 dollars for 1 hour on the small soccer field and 8 dollars for the tennis court. The soccer fields are always full and you have to reserve your court in advance.
Last night I went to the clubs again. This was quite fun. Clubbing here is different, more people go out and there are no limits. At one point the counter was filled with about 40 B52s and lit up. The bar keeper could not even stop them from burning and while people were using straws to suck up the shots, many of the glasses bursted from the heat. A quite amazing sight to see the flaming counter surrounded by people standing on their chairs dancing and singing. I guess you need to see this for yourself...
I have added a few pictures that I took with my weak MDA camera. Tomorrow I will have better images for you guys to see some real Oradea pics.
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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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Another trip to Oradea - May 2, 2007, by MadSuh
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... 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 »
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 »
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 »
What to know about the Dendrological Park of Oradea - Apr 13, 2009, by bruzli
Yesterday I took a visit to the newly Dendrological Park inaugurated last week by the Oradea City Hall. The park is situated in the north of Oradea Fortress and is open to the public since April 10. Because of it's location near the... Read more »
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