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added on 18th of May, 2007

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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Oradea Sights

You can start your sightseeing tour at the very symbol of the city: Oradea’s Fortress. The beginnings of the pentagonal Fortress date back to the 11th century, when it was erected, initially to defend a Virgin Saint Mary monastery. Later, the Fortress gave home to the Roman-Catholic Bishopric of Oradea, and became the religious, political, military and administrative centre of the town, being renown and frequently visited by kings and other important personalities from the middle-European history, serving even as burial place for many of these honorary persons. Though the Fortress of Oradea had been seriously affected by numerous... Read more »

 
 
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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 »

Oradea for high budget travelers - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Oradea – Best hotel Hotel Continental Dacia in Oradea has a total of 170 rooms, out of which 9 are apartments and its facilities include a bar, a public Internet terminal, a restaurant, a car park, an outdoor swimming pool and many... 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 »

The best ski resorts in Romania - May 13, 2009, by marius_f
Carpathian Mountains offer many places for ski, but for touring ski and extreme ski as well. Here are some of the most important ski stations that I can warmly recommend. Straja is located in Vulcan Mountains (Meridional or Southern... Read more »

Carnival of Flowers in Oradea - Jun 30, 2009, by angel
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