My visits to Oradea, Romania
This time I went to see some open pools cause it was hot of course every day. Interestingly, the development has not really taken place yet for the pools. We went to some overpriced hotel pool, which was ok. By ok I mean the pool was clean, but there were too many people, the pool was tiny, and the way the whole place was built was simply ridiculous by Western standards. This was surprising to me, as I have experienced most things to be top notch if you pay enougb for them over there.
Anyhow, I have posted some pictures of one of the pools there. Funky!!! This was taken at a four star hotel... quite pathetic indeed!
We ended up at another pool which had waves built in. The interesting part is that that there were about 1000 people in a 30feet x 100 feet pool. Go do the math on that!!! All you saw was skin... quite a pleasant dip. Whenever the waves came on, there was a loud beeping sound to let everybody know and right after that all people were screaming and cheering:)
Alright, if there was not Mafia to deal with, I would build one of those nice public beaches myself and make it real expensive. People would pay for the quality....
I had fun there and I got a nice buzz off the $1 half liter beers I was having by the pool.
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1. Aug 3, 2006 Having great time at Rutenfest (Ravensburg) ( 5)
2. Aug 3, 2006 My visits to Oradea (Oradea) ( 3)
3. Aug 23, 2006 One Night in Budapest (Budapest)
4. Aug 24, 2006 Five hours of Vienna (Vienna) ( 6)
5. Sep 7, 2006 Trip to my house at lake Balaton in Hungary (Csopak) ( 21)
6. Sep 25, 2006 Back home in Ravensburg (Ravensburg)
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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 »
Recent reviews for Oradea
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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