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  • Republica Romania
  • 237,500 km2
  • Bucharest
  • Romanian Leu
  • 22,303,552
  • 1 December

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  • and
  • 46 00 N, 25 00 E
  • Black Sea 0 m
  • Moldoveanu 2,544
  • 36.6 years
  • 98.4%
  • Romanian 89.5%
  • Hungarian 6.6%

Bucuresti1980 - 2000Summer 2003Summer 2004

By European standards, Bucharest is not an old city, its existence first being referred to by scholars as late as 1459. Since then it has gone through a variety of changes, becoming the state capital of Romania in 1862 and steadily consolidating its position as the centre of the Romanian mass media, culture & arts. Bucharest is also known as the "Paris of the East".

Constanta1980 - 2000Summer 2003Summer 2004

Our main port and largest eastern city, Constanta has a tremendous oriental feel. Tomis was later renamed to Constantiana in honour of Constantia, the half sister of Constantine the Great ( 274 - 337 ). The earliest known usage of this name was "Constantia" in 950. The city lay at the seaward end of the Great Wall of Trajan, and has evidently been surrounded by fortifications of its own.

Timisoara1977 - 2000Summer 2003

'Tis the city I've spent the first few years of my life. When my father lost the villa he was supposed to own, we all moved to Arad. However, my first vivid memories are from this gorgeous city and will continue to treasure it as my second hometown.

BrasovSummer 1992

The first attested mention of Brasov is Terra Saxonum de Barasu ("Saxon Land of Baras"), in a 1252 document. The German name Kronstadt means "Crown City", and is reflected in the city's coat of arms, as well as in its Medieval Latin name, Corona. The three names of the city (Brasso, Kronstadt, and Corona) were used simultaneously in Middle Ages.

Sibiu20 November 19992-4 August 2003

Sibiu was designated European Capital of Culture for the year 2007 together with Luxembourg.

First time in this gorgeous city was on November 20, 1999 when I came with Marius & Co. After having fun in disco Bellissima, we go for a midnight stroll thru the old town, admiring from the outside the Bridge of Lies, the Bruckenthal Museum, the Tall Church, the Tower with Canon, etc.

Second time was the real deal, since we spent a whole weekend. With Marius & Mona, we walk everywhere in the old town, and spend long nights in restaurants & clubs (Caro, Salsa, El Gringo).

We also spend a whole day at Muzeul Satului (The Museum of the Villages) just outside the city. Arrived on the evening of August 2nd by train from Arad, left on the afternoon of August 4th with Marius' car towards Bucharest.

Iasi2-5 March 2000

The city was the capital of Moldavia from the 16th century until 1861 and of Romania (The Kingdom of Romania) between 1916-1918 during World War I. The second-largest Romanian city, it is the economic, cultural and academic centre of the Romanian region of Moldavia.

We spend 3 nights in this wonderful metropolis, trying out every restaurant and disco club they had. During the day, we take very long walks visiting the A.I. Cuza University, the Mitropolitan & Trei Ierarhi Churches on the inside and the Palace of Culture, National Theatre, City Hall etc. on the outside.

Me and Mario went there by train, arriving on the evening of the March 2nd, and leaving very early morning March 5th.


This central city of the transylvanian plains was home to me for one year prior to coming in Canada.

Klausenburg was one of the seven medieval fortified Saxon cities of Siebenburgen (meaning seven fortresses) in Transylvania. The city became known by the Romanian variant name Cluj after becoming part of the Kingdom of Romania in 1918. The city's name was changed to Cluj-Napoca in 1974 by the Romanian communist authorities.