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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 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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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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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 »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Oradea

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 »

Trasportation in Oradea - Apr 28, 2009, by erato
Oradea is a very nice town with many beautiful sights, however the local transportation is not the best. There are some newly bought Siemens trams but their lines do not cover the whole city. On the other hand taxis are affordable, they... 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 »

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 »

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 »

 
 

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