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Do I need a visa?

Not if you are a citizen of the EU, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and you plan to stay no more than 90 days either in a single visit, or multiple visits over six months. The Romania Tourism guide advises that for stays of longer than 90 days, visitors must apply for a temporary […]

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How do I get around?

From Bucharest it is possible to get to most places in the country by bus or multitaxi – the tricky part is working out where the bus goes from. Check out www.autogari.ro (in English) and www.cdy.ro (in Romanian). Check out this site http://cfrcalatori.ro/ for trains and buses. TT-ers generally report that buses are faster, cheaper […]

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What sort of food and drink could I expect?

Eastern Europe guide suggests Mămăligă, a cornmeal mush boiled or fried and sometimes topped with sour cream or cheese, or the sour soup Ciorbă which is a mainstay of the Romanian diet (and a ‘powerful’ hangover remedy). Other dishes mentioned include: Sarmale, spiced pork wrapped in cabbage or grape leaves; Covrigi, oven baked pretzels served […]

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What about health issues?

Ticks are common in Romania’s grasslands and open areas. Tick-borne encephalitis is a rare but debilitating virus that attacks parts of the brain. LP says if you’re planning on hiking and camping consider a vaccination. While rabies is rare, it is still a concern. If bitten by a homeless dog, seek medical attention within 72 […]

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