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      Romania in late March

      Romania Feb 7, 2017 at 1:29 AM

      We are 2 couples 60+ planning to travel 6-7 days in late March by car in Bucharest and North-Central area.
      Interested in landscape, historical places, museums, good restaurants, music, etc'. No problem with "touristic" places if worth a visit.
      Have no experience in winter-ice-snow driving :)
      Will appreciate any tips about places, what to see and do, driving tips in the area, scenic roads, places to stay, etc'.
      Is it a good idea to stay in Poiana Brasov and drive from there for daily tours and then return the car in Bucharest, to visit the city by public transportation ?
      Thanks for any help.

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      Romania in late March

      Romania Feb 7, 2017 at 1:29 AM

      We are 2 couples 60+ planning to travel 6-7 days in late March by car in Bucharest and North-Central area.
      Interested in landscape, historical places, museums, good restaurants, music, etc'. No problem with "touristic" places if worth a visit.
      Have no experience in winter-ice-snow driving :)
      Will appreciate any tips about places, what to see and do, driving tips in the area, scenic roads, places to stay, etc'.
      Is it a good idea to stay in Poiana Brasov and drive from there for daily tours and then return the car in Bucharest, to visit the city by public transportation ?
      Thanks for any help.

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2017 at 1:38 AM
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      just booked a four day trip to bucharest in early march. tips?

      Bucharest Jan 12, 2017 at 12:44 PM

      hey vt'ers,
      i am on a budget. what are must sees that are not in the books? where to get lost, etc. cheap street food? artistic sites, free museum days, stuff like that.. local pubs..
      thanks and safe travels!

      3 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 2:43 AM
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      Cluj - Piatra Neamt - What's the best way to do this route?

      Romania Jan 11, 2017 at 3:47 PM

      Hello all
      Am planning to travel from Cluj to Piatra Neamt to check out that monastery region and admittedly it's a fair distance between the 2 places
      Can someone advise me if there is a bus service running for this route? And if not, what would be a recommended jumping off point for a night along the way to break up the journey?
      Thanks everyone in advance for all your help!

      5 Answers Jan 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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      Presents to bring

      Romania Jan 9, 2017 at 6:32 PM

      We will be traveling from the US in the summer to some European cities, and then to Romania to visit friends, a couple in their 60's and 70's who are very well traveled and who have a granddaughter about age 6 and a grandson less than a  year old. Can you suggests presents we can bring to them?  Thank you.


      2 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 3:11 AM
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      Driving in winter

      Romania Dec 22, 2016 at 8:13 AM

      I will be arriving mid Feb for 10 days in Romania, will be exploring Transylvania and Maramures.
      First time driving in winter, what should I look out for?
      Is winter tyre sufficient?

      Thanks all!

      11 Answers Jan 31, 2017 at 12:48 AM
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      Schengen or Eu

      Romania Dec 1, 2016 at 3:28 AM

      Hello, Romania is member of Schengen or EU?

      4 Answers Dec 5, 2016 at 3:49 AM
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      Exhibits available in the Museum of Romanian Peasant

      Bucharest Nov 13, 2016 at 6:01 AM

      It seems that some of the permanent exhibit halls of the Romanian Peasant Museum/Muzeul National al Taranului Roman are closed this month during our visit. Are the open-air exhibits, which include the wooden church, open during the museum's closure? How about the wooden mill? Thank you so much for any information. Trying to figure out if we should still visit the museum.


    • are all museums in Bucharest closed on mondays?

      Bucharest Oct 18, 2016 at 9:06 AM

      our plan for the moment is:
      arrive at Gare de Nord
      bus to Revolution Square, check monuments, buildings and Romanian Athenaeum
      walk south into Old Town
      walk south to Unirii square, maybe short stop to Parliament Palace for photographs
      back to hotel room (400m S of Unirii sq)

      what will you add there?
      from what I see most if not all museums in Bucharest close on mondays.
      but is this case for all of them? I try to put some indoor attraction the day we will visit the capital but cant find something.

      1 Answer Oct 18, 2016 at 2:41 PM
    • one day in bucharest, what to do?

      Bucharest Oct 16, 2016 at 11:37 PM

      what would you do if you had one day in Bucharest?
      we plan to arrive at the train station at about 11:30am so I'd like to hear an itinerary from there (with no taxi)
      we will depart the next morning (no time for sightseeing that morning, just breakfast and bus to the airport)

      8 Answers Nov 2, 2016 at 2:35 AM
    • exchanging money in Buchurest

      Bucharest Sep 14, 2016 at 12:26 AM

      We will arrive on friday evening so I guess banks will be closed that day but also for the weekend.
      We wont have much time on saturday morning too as we have to catch the train to Sinaia so friday evening is the day we will change most money, my idea was to take some at the airport (just for transport) and then at an exchange office in the center before we check in at the hotel.

      1)is any bank open at the airport after 19.00?
      2)are there any reliable exchange offices in Buchurest city center?

      15 Answers Nov 2, 2016 at 2:43 AM
    • 3,5 full days in Bucharest

      Romania Sep 12, 2016 at 7:58 AM

      my rough itinerary for an early november trip:
      day 1 arriving at Bucharest airport in the evening, check in at hotel
      day 2 train to Sinaia, visit Peles castle, train to Brasov
      day 3 Brasov
      day 4 back to Bucharest
      day 5 flight out

      1)is it possible to go to Sinaia, see Peles castle and take train to Brasov on the same day? Do I have to book train tickets in advance?
      2)is first week of november a bad idea considering the weather?
      3)should I skip Brasov for another trip and add a day for Bucharest?
      4)which area is better to book hotel room in Bucharest? sector 1 or 3?

      9 Answers Sep 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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      Timisoara or Cluj

      Timisoara Aug 26, 2016 at 8:25 PM

      Hello, will soon be 48 year old man visiting Warsaw at end of September and would like to make a side trip to either Cluj Napoca or Timisora. I do not have time go do both. I am interested in beautiful, safe, clean, culture filled cities that are pedestrian friendly. Enjoy good dining, eclectic bars and strolling. Which one should I visit? Thank you, in advance.

      3 Answers Dec 18, 2016 at 10:13 PM
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      10 days in Romania

      Bucharest Aug 9, 2016 at 2:23 AM

      We are planning/thinking of doing Romania mid September. How safe is it....also want to rent a car, is this advisable. Will fly into Bucharest, how long should we stay there, what area is best for local and cultural sights. Then perhaps another week in and around the area. will be our first time in Romania so want to soak up as much as we can. We are young seniors so night life is not our scene! any further advice/tips would be so welcomed...Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 6:20 AM
    • Cigarettes price in Otopeni duty free

      Romania Aug 1, 2016 at 6:54 PM

      Maybe someone knows the price of cigarettes in OTP duty free?
      I found only British reviews that is the same as the city or even higher because there is no duty free price for The European Union citizens.
      But I am not from EU, so if someone knows if the price in the duty free (for purchase back to my country) is cheaper i appreciate this. I want to know if buy in Bucharest or in the airport before I'm leaving.
      I smoke Parliament night or Davidof red.

      6 Answers Oct 9, 2016 at 3:17 PM
    • Smoking in casinos

      Bucharest Aug 1, 2016 at 6:29 PM

      I read that smoking in casinos banned in Romania.
      My question is if this realy Enforced or maybe some casinos in Bucharest turns a blind eye and you can smoke in spite of it?
      Or there are smoking areas where you can smoke and play simultaneously?
      I play only slots, no tables.
      If you know is something of these From personal experience, i will glad get a specific places and details.

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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      Taxi to Chisinau

      Bucharest Jul 26, 2016 at 3:39 AM

      Can anyone help with contacts for a taxi company that would take us from our Bucharest hotel to our Chisinau (Moldova) hotel?
      Any idea of price so that I can compare it to flying which seems expensive for a one hour flight.

      5 Answers Oct 9, 2016 at 2:19 PM
    • Crossing Fagaras Mountains - car parking

      Romania Jul 24, 2016 at 2:51 PM

      we are planning to cross the Fagaras mountains in August. We will be traveling to Romania by car and we need to park our car for 5 days during our hike. We will be crossing from West to East, so we plan to start at Sebeşu de Sus (small village near Sibiu).
      is it safe to park our car in Sebeşu de Sus on the street? The car is nothing fancy, a 2014 Hyundai i30. Obviously we will not leave any valuables in the car.

      As an alternative I was thinking to ask some of the locals if we can park in their gardens for some small fee, but we don't speak Romanian so I'm not sure how this would work out...

      Thank you
      Daniel from the Czech republic

      4 Answers Oct 9, 2016 at 2:08 PM
    • carrying cameras.

      Romania Jul 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      I would like to know how safe it is carrying expensive cameras and photographic equipment around. And are there any special issues in Costanta as a whole that one should be aware of.
      Many thanks

      3 Answers Oct 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM
    • Guaranteed Day Tours

      Timisoara Jul 7, 2016 at 1:14 PM


      I am coming to Timisoara to attend ECP 18 conference (
      I'll be in Timosoara from 19th till 23rd July.

      I am looking for two day tours (one on 20th July, the other on 22nd) to Hunedoara and Apuseni Natural Park.
      Please inform if you can help in finding tourism agencies that offer day tours from Timisoara.

      Best Regards,

      A Rahman.

      M Abdur Rahman Malik,
      Assistant Professor,
      Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB),
      Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS),
      Lahore, Pakistan.
      Tel: + 92 42 3560 8037

      1 Answer Jul 7, 2016 at 1:42 PM
    • Phone numbers of Cabana's in the Bucegi mountains

      Romania Jun 25, 2016 at 9:52 AM

      Hi -

      I would like to make reservations for summer, for staying at some of the huts in the Bucegi mountains. The info I came across on some of the official websites is NOT valid anymore (like the phones regarding Cabana Omu on this page:

      Does anyone has a valid phone number where I can reserve a place at Cabana Omu and Cabana Babele (and maybe some other cabana's in the area, like "Piatra Arsa" and "Caraiman")?

      How much it costs to stay there, on weekdays, in August?

      Is there a cabana (or just a more expensive hotel) at the end of Pestera cable car?




    • Trip planning

      Romania Jun 14, 2016 at 3:05 PM


      In July i am going holiday to Romania for 10 days. I have read a couple of guide books and post on online forums and i have made a planning for a city trip within Romania. I will be arriving in Timisoara and leaving at Cluj-Napoca

      Day 1 - Timisoara
      Day 2- Oradea
      Day 3- Cluj Napoca
      Day 4 - Medias/Sighisoara
      Day 5-8 Brasov
      Day 8-9 Sibiu/Alba Iulia
      Day 10- Cluj Napoca (flight home)

      I was wondering if my planning for the trip was allright of need some adjustment.


      3 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 12:50 AM
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      5 days in Romania

      Romania Jun 13, 2016 at 7:37 AM

      Hi, I am thinking to go to Romania for 5 or 6 days on August. We will arrive at Bucharest.

      What or where should I visit?

      And do you recommend me to hire a car or not that easy to drive there??

      Thank you for your help!

      8 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 10:26 AM
    • From Targu-Mures to Ungheni

      Targu-Mures Jun 9, 2016 at 3:10 AM

      I have to go to my Hotel in Ungheni Saturday evening. Any Busses going from which station?

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2016 at 8:36 AM
    • Bus to airport

      Constanta May 26, 2016 at 10:58 PM

      What is the cost of a bus ticket from Constansa train station to the airport?

      2 Answers May 29, 2016 at 5:21 PM
    • Tours in Cluj

      Cluj-Napoca May 2, 2016 at 2:34 AM

      Hi, I am looking for a tour company located in Cluj. I hope to have a weekend tour in May, even an overnight one and even outside Cluj, but I don't know of a company that offers this. I saw one , but I had to hire the whole van for me to drive around. I don't want to drive. I could be with a group, though.

      Thanks! :)

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      Free camping and Wifi in Romania

      Romania May 1, 2016 at 2:51 AM

      Hello! We are planning to visit the country for to month. This is our first trip to Romania. We'll be traveling with motorhome. Could anybody tell us if there are any free camping possibilities and where could I get some further info about that. I'm also interested on information which provider is the best for buying mobile internet /wifi ?
      Thanks for your info.

      2 Answers May 8, 2016 at 5:57 AM
    • Football match

      Bucharest Apr 5, 2016 at 11:07 PM


      I'm going to visit Bucarest with friends and they had a great idea.. or maybe not so great.

      They want to watch a match of Steaua Bucarest football team. But the team plays away. So they are planning to go to Giurgiu (near bulgarian border). I think just they are crazy and insane...

      Someone made something like that? Is it dangerous?


      4 Answers Apr 6, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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      Restaurant in old town

      Bucuresti Mar 4, 2016 at 7:32 AM

       My wife and I will visit Bucharest in May. Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in old town? Also how much is the taxi fare from the airport to old town? Thanks Rogerl

      2 Answers Mar 4, 2016 at 8:15 AM
    • transport from Bucharest to bacau

      Romania Feb 11, 2016 at 3:10 AM

      hi, i need to go from bucharest to bacau, what is the best option?
      i will arrive at bucharest at aroun 1:00am in the morning. thanks

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2016 at 7:09 AM
    • Beograd - Baile Herculane!! to Baile Herculane, Judetul Caras-Severin, Romania

      Baile Herculane Feb 3, 2016 at 5:20 AM

      I will be in Beograd in 14/3.
      Does anyone how I can travel to Baile Herculane? (Train, bus, schedules, prices)
      Thank you a lot, George

      6 Answers Feb 6, 2016 at 12:36 PM