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Visiting the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest with Some Very Special Guests

The mammoth building - Palace of Parliament in Bucharest - is one of the must see attractions in the city. However, I had never visited the place until now. And when I did, I...

When Will Romania Switch to Euro?

In case you didn't know that, even though Romania is part of the EU for quite some time, it hasn't switched to using the Euro. Actually, there are very few places that accept payments...

Romanian Healthcare System: Slowly Starting to Regain Faith in It

In case you didn't know it, many people consider the entire medical system in Romania to be in a terrible state. The state-backed system, that is. The one that most of the people living...

Move or Retire to Brasov, Romania

In today's article we're going to talk about a very popular destination in Romania, especially for expats and people looking for a nice city to retire to. Brasov is the city we're going to...

Bulgaria vs Romania: The Battle Between the Cheapest Two Countries in the European Union

After spending three consecutive summer holidays in Romanian beach resorts, we've decided that a change in scenery is more than welcome. So, for this year, we decided to give our neighbor Bulgaria a try....

Moving from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Timisoara, Romania: Ana’s Story

Back in November 2016, I received an email from Ana. She was living in Sao Paulo, Brazil back then and was planning a big move to Romania. Timisoara, to be precise (you can find...

What’s the Best Time of the Year to Visit Romania?

Romania is a country with four seasons and a temperate-continental climate, very similar to what you would get in most areas in Central Europe. Finding the best time of the year to visit Romania...

Best Areas & Districts to Stay in Bucharest

Since Bucharest is such a large city - and still the biggest tourist attraction in Romania - I've decided to share with you the best areas to stay in Bucharest. I believe that the...

How a Non EU Citizen Can Immigrate to Romania

If there's one question that I get all of the time, it's this: “I'm a US citizen – how do I get a residence permit in Romania?” I did publish a pretty generic article...

Is Romania a Third World Country?

Most people know very little about Romania. In many cases, Romania is the same thing as Transylvania, a place where vampires roam the country, Dracula still rules the lands, hordes of stray dogs roam...