20 Reasons Why You Should Never EVER Visit Romania

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In the past, we’ve talked about the good and the bad, the cheap cost of living and everything in between, but today it’s time to make things clear: you should never visit Romania. Here, I said it and in order to prove my point, I will list below the 20 most important reasons why you should never come here. Really, check them all out and you’ll be horrified. It’s a nightmare!

It’s true, there might be even more than 20 reasons why you should never come here – way more, actually – but I think that these will be strong enough for you to help you cut it off your “to visit” or “to retire/move to” list. So let’s get it started!

1. It’s a poor country with mostly rural life

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Source: Transilvania Cam

2. The girls are some of the ugliest in the world

Girls from the village of Iernut (Flickr)
Girls from the village of Iernut (Flickr)

3. The boys look like peasants from the past, too

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4. You’ve got nothing to see

Balea lake by Rober Sarkozi
Balea lake by Rober Sarkozi

5. Just barren land

Marisel Village / Flickr
Marisel Village / Flickr

6. Roads in Romania are horrible

Transfagarasan by Cristi B
Transfagarasan by Cristi B

7. The food is meh

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8. Dracula’s castle is overrated

Dracula's Castle / BranCastle.ro
Dracula’s Castle / CastelulBran.ro

9. They don’t have other castles

Pelisor Castle / Flickr
Pelisor Castle / Flickr

10. The small villages are horrible

Fundata village / Flickr
Fundata village / Flickr

11. The seaside is a complete mess

Olimp beach / Flickr
Olimp beach / Flickr

12. Romanian architecture is old and ugly

Source: Flickr
Source: Flickr

13. There’s no culture there

Romanian Athenaeum / Wikipedia
Romanian Athenaeum / Wikipedia

14. Danube’s Delta is horrible

Danube's Delta by Almost
Danube’s Delta by Almost

15. Nature is boring in Romania

Submerged village / Flickr
Submerged village / Flickr

16. Man-made sculptures are unimpressive

Decebal's Statue in Orsova / Wikipedia
Decebal’s Statue in Orsova / Wikipedia

17. Romania is actually pretty boring!

Fratelli club, Romania
Fratelli club, Romania

18. Just horrible religious buildings

Voronet monastery / Flickr
Voronet monastery / Flickr

19. Nothing to see!

Bigar Waterfall / Flickr
Bigar Waterfall / Flickr

20. Please, don’t come to Romania!

Retezat mountains / Flickr
Retezat mountains / Flickr

I’m sure this completely changes your mind in case you were considering to come here and visit or retire. If you liked this – don’t forget to share it with the world so that everybody knows the “horrors” here.

21 COMMENTS

  1. This list is terrible!!! Romania sucks!!! I will never, ever think of visiting it. 🙂 . In fact, l think l will make a trip there very soon just to tell you how horrible it is! So meh!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 . Great post!

  2. Calin: You’re too funny! You had me until I saw the pictures.
    Is #12 the old casino in Constanta (sorry I don’t have the correct spelling)?
    ~Teil

  3. That did it! I’m convinced….trip is off! 😉 There are so many places and things to see around Romania that I don’t even know where to start once we figure out enough about our initial town. One thing I know is that there is a lot around Drobeta that I must see. I want to see the statue, the bridge, the baths, the sunken town, etc. If the weather there was more to my mountain liking then I would be moving there. Thanks for another great article C!

    • Decebal’s statue is really close to Drobeta, Keith and Bigar Waterfall is close(ish) too. To be honest, I never personally saw the Bigar waterfall and I’ve heard that it’s not as impressive as the photos – all are artsy and nice – but there’s certainly a lot to see in the country. I’m sure you’ll have the time for it once you get here!

  4. Perfect Article I believe this is the most backwards looking place on Earth .. I must not come there to just wander around and see nothing but goats

  5. Well, well, well! Romania has moved up to 37th in the World Bank “Doing Business” rankings. Congratulations! Last year Romania was 48th and the year before, 72nd! This is a lightning assent in my opinion. What is happening there on the ground? Not only does Romania have “nothing to see,” it is also a terrible place to do business, right, Calin?

    • To be honest, I don’t know that much about the business side, but I know that the government has been doing its best to encourage new businesses. Apparently, they’re doing something right 🙂

  6. Dear Colin,
    I am with you all the way, unfortunately this is so horrible and scary for such things to be seen. However , I am down to earth and Am ganna challenge and convince myself to take a short trip to visit those ugly places. 🙂

    Just keep on sending us such horrible and ugly things please.

    Wishing you all the best from Jordan.

  7. Thank u so much for making this list — I first visited Romania 10 years ago and have traveled all over the country…. I come back once or twice each year just to try and find 1 good reason to come back again. So far no luck, but I will keep coming back just to find 1 good thing about Romania and will post when I do 🙂

  8. Thinking I may have to move to Romania in the next year or 2…. the quest to find something good in Romania will need to be a full time search 🙂

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