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...

Best Music Festivals in Romania

In the past several years, a bunch of music festivals that started small in Romania, started to get some traction and became amazing attractions for people in the country and all over Europe. The...

US Elections: Want to Move Out of the US? Romania Is the Hidden Gem...

It's funny that I am writing this article immediately after publishing one about Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Coincidences aside, I am astonished to see the reports who are crowning Donald Trump as the new...

Nicolae Ceausescu Facts: 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Romania’s Dictator

Nicolae Ceausescu was Romania's dictator for over 20 years and is, obviously, one of the most despised leaders Romania has even had. Strange enough, there are many people living in Romania today who think...

Freezing in Romania: Winter Heating Could Be a Major Problem in Some Cities

On some occasions, Romania still seems to be in the Middle Ages or at least a few centuries behind the calendar. And now, since winter is fast approaching, it's easier to see that at...