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My visits to Oradea, Romania

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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 12th of October, 2006
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 I walk home.

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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Work and Holiday Travel - overview

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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An Oradea Travel Guide would be incomplete without mentioning its famous spas. All the public baths of the city welcomes its visitors with thermal water, and the famed spa B─âile Felix is a popular tourist attraction in itself. The thermal spa resort lies only 8 km from Oradea, being very easily accessible by car or bus. The thermal waters (20-48°C) of Felix, which are known for more than a millennium now, are considered to be of the best quality in Romania, being acclaimed for their effectiveness in curing rheumatic, neurological and also gynecological diseases, and the soothing action of muscular and articular aches is also well-known.... Read more »


Recent reviews for Oradea

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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