Stray Dogs in Romania: Are They Still a Problem?

Romania managed to become famous worldwide thanks to its stray dog problem (among other things, of course). With the "fame" coming at least a couple decades ago, there are still a lot of people...

Remodeling a Village House in Romania

Some of you might remember that back in 2014, we purchased an old house in a village here in Romania. (Those who don't can check out the original article here). The plan was to...

15 Breathtaking Photos that Will Help You Fall in Love with Romania

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, I have just a bit over 15,000 words to tell you about the beauty of Romania and the absolutely breathtaking...

US Citizens Might Need Visas to Enter Romania, European Countries Starting This Summer

US citizens are allowed to stay in Romania and other European Union countries for 90 days within a 6-month period of time without the need of a visa. However, things might change starting this...

Stuart’s Romanian School Experiences

Those of you have read my previous reminiscence about Romania titled “In Romania, a German in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush” will already know the beginning of my story. From about...

More Details on Getting and Renewing Your Residence Permit in Romania

Back in 2014, I shared with you the details and requirements on getting a residence permit in Romania. However, since then, I've been in contact with Kevin and his family who moved from the...

Large Scale Protests in Romania Against Government’s Plans to Pardon Corrupt Politicians

Last night, in Bucharest alone there were over 10,000 (some sources claiming 20,000) people protesting against the newly elected government. The Romanians are protesting against one very controversial measure they're planning to adopt: they...

Finding a Job in Romania: How Difficult Is It?

Although most people reading this blog are interested in retiring to Romania, I still receive a fair share o emails from people who would like to move here and find a job in Romania....

What Is the Minimum and Average Salary in Romania in 2017?

Romania is extremely attractive for people looking for a cheap country to live in. While it is in the European Union, it has one of the lowest costs of living in Europe, making it...

A Pleasant Visit to Targu Jiu (Hint: Good Spot to Retire / Move to)

It has been many years since I last visited Targu Jiu and since Baby Romanian has never been there so far, I've decided to jump in the car one Sunday morning and go there...