Hello there and thanks for dropping by! My name is Calin and I am your host here on Romania Experience – the only place where you can find everything you need to know about visiting Romania, moving here or retiring to this beautiful country.

I am born and raised in Romania, so I know a lot about this country and I am sharing all that knowledge through the articles published on this blog. I have the spirit of a digital nomad, so I know – or at least I hope that I know – what travelers are interested to find out about a new country.

I have also been in close contact with people who have moved to different cities in Romania from all over the world – and even helped a few make the move here as smooth as possible. So I know a lot of details in this area as well as have first hand experience with it.

I have been blogging since 2008 and Romania Experience was always a passion project of mine (I initially started it as a personal finance blog – hence the strange articles that you can find in the old archives). But, as it sometimes happens, this blog grew over the years into what it is today: one of the best resources online about living in Romania and experiencing the country.

But if you think otherwise and have suggestions on what I could do to improve this blog (particular topics you’d like me to write about), don’t hesitate to contact me using the Contact page and let me know! I will be more than happy to answer.

And in case you’re wondering, here are a few random things about me

  • I have married the love of my life in June 2011, when I was just 27 years old. We had been together since I was 22 and we’re still going strong!
  • I have a beautiful son born in July 2013, who is my absolute everything. I love my little fella to tears and everything I do, I do thinking about him!
  • I am self employed, blogging for a living, and my earnings can vary greatly from one month to another. But I am that kind of a person who can’t stand the idea of spending 8 hours per day in a cubicle, having a crappy boss and wasting their life for a low salary (as it is usually the case in Romania).
  • I have recently managed to tick off an important achievement in my life: together with my wife, we’ve bought a house! It’s actually an apartment, but we’re extremely happy about reaching this important milestone in our lives. I still dream about owning a house with a nice yard and more room to stretch our legs… but until then, this is quite an achievement!
  • I also run multiple other blogs, but one of them is really close to my heart as it is all about my main passion: travel. It’s called Nomad Not Mad – and if you want to read it as well, I would be more than happy to welcome you there too!

So this would be it! You know a bit about me, but it’s this blog that matters the most. So read on and find everything you need to know about Romania here. And if it’s not here, please let me know so I can right the wrongs! 🙂

8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Congratulations to you and your wife! My wife is expecting a baby boy in July. It is a very exciting time and a good time to try to save money before the baby arrives. I used to have a co-worker (the cubicle in front of me) who was Romanian and she showed me pictures from her trips there to visit family and it is very beautiful there. Are there a lot of expats there?

    • Hello Andrew! Thanks for dropping by and congratulations on your baby!

      Regarding expats and Romania… I don’t think I can say that there are many. The country is not one that looks to good in the eyes of people looking for a different place to continue their life but hopefully that will change in the future. However, for visiting, Romania is a great and mostly unknown destination!

  2. Hello there.
    This is a very nice introduction and congratulations for becoming a parent. Fericitari !!! I have lived in Romania for six years and Romanian was my second language prior to English. What a lovely country. I enjoyed my six years there and met lots of wonderful people. I used to live in Timisoara. Tons of good memories.
    Congratulations on you blog as well and I am looking forward to read more.
    Keep up the good work.

    • Hello and thanks for dropping by! I am pleased to hear that you had a nice experience in Romania and maybe you’ll consider coming back to see how thing changed (if they did).

  3. Hi C! I just thought I’d stop by to say ‘hi’ and wish you all the best on your goals. I’ve wanted to go to Romania ever since I heard a friend speak so highly of their visit there. In fact, they said Bucharest was the most beautiful city they had ever seen. I’m not sure where you are located in the country, but just thought I’d say I’m enjoying your blog and look forward to reading more.

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