My trip to Oradea, Romania
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 http://www.travelgrove.com/community/users/stef/galleries/2431/Office+June+12th+2009/
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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Recommended Oradea Guide
Continuing your sightseeing tour towards the city centre, a must-stop is welcoming you: the Black Eagle Complex, a real rarity in its greatness and uniqueness. The complex built in Secession style in 1908 is deservedly considered one of the most monumental architectural achievements in Transylvania. The palace originally gave place to a theatre, casino, ballrooms, offices, and it has preserved its combined aspect of culture and entertainment even in our days. Another rarity will wait you next to the Black Eagle Palace: The Moon Church, a late Baroque styled Orthodox Church, famous for its mechanism that was designed to follow and show the... Read more »
Recent reviews for Oradea
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Brief presentation of Oradea - May 23, 2009, by bicska
An old and interesting city in the northwestern part of Romania, it played an important role throughout the country's history, as a major cultural, economical and military location. It is worth a visit because of the large number of... Read more »
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