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My trip to Oradea, Romania

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added on 13th of June, 2009

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 hour train ride and that turned out to be really nice and comfortable. The ticket was only 55 RON, about €13 and the train was brand new and somewhat similar to our regional trains in Germany. The train ride itself was also really nice because of the scenic landscape you are passing - truly nice areas :)

Finally, when I got to Oradea, my partner picked me up and I haded home to my apartment, grabbing some dinner and going for a nice long rest.

Oradea was fun as always. It's always great to be with the guys from the office. Unfortunately, I don't make it out there often enough, but I really enjoy the work there and it always seems like we get a lot done. It's not like that really, but when I am there I feel this closeness to the projects and the team and that makes the difference.

Also, I really enjoyed Oradea this time, because I was working out a lot, pretty much every day, either playing basketball or going for long runs. Marius, was kind enough to take me running and some of the guys at the office to me to play some Basketball - I suck these days, but it's still enough for a friendly game.

Besides sports, good food and work, I always enjoy the many pubs in the city. I must say that I have calmed down a lot as far as my nightlife goes, but then it's still fun to hang out, drink some gin tonics and use Skype on my iPhone :) The bars I hang out at are usually Columbus, Blue Monday's and sometimes Lord's.

BTW, we also had some awesome news for the company, I can only recommend to you checking out the following gallery

To celebrate the new office, we took the entire company out for dinner at thisplace called Leonesse. It's a fun place that's supposed to be kind of like a knight's roundtable. I wouldn't exactly recommend the place, but it was ok.


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1. May 14, 2009 Cluj hotel experiences (Cluj-napoca)  (* 17)
2. May 15, 2009 Visiting Cluj for a couple of days (Cluj-napoca)  (* 12)
3. May 18, 2009 My trip to Oradea (Oradea)  (* 11)
4. Jun 1, 2009 On the way to Rome (Rome)  (* 5)
5. Jun 2, 2009 My first visit in Rome (Rome)  (* 181)
6. Jun 3, 2009 You must see Ostia Antica (Ostia Antica)  (* 32)
7. Jun 4, 2009 Public transportation in Rome (Rome)  (* 20)
8. Jun 5, 2009 Top things to see in Rome (Rome)  (* 27)

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marius_f wrote on Jun 16, 2009:
Next time we will go to swim.

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Oradea Travel guide

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The best restaurants in Oradea - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Oradea's medieval restaurant ‘Leonesse’, the first specifically medieval restaurant in Oradeaoffers a totally new alternative for gourmets and for those who are looking for a way to remark a special event. The two knights at the... Read more »


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