Romania: Through Miriam’s Eyes


Where are you originally from?​


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Good hearted people with a sense of humor!

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
Probably a 8-ish.

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Doamne ajută which is translated to God willing, though it has other meanings as well depending on the situation.

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Salut/Bună, Mulțumesc, Te rog, Scuze

Are you more like laid back or party people?


Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Definitely traditional food, such as sarmale and mămăliga cu brânză.

How is breakfast served in your country?
Usually full table, like any other meal.


The best festival to attend?
One of the best festivals to attend in Romania is definitely Untold. Though I haven’t got the chance to attend it yet, the artists on the list are worthy.

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Various, but we’re mostly crazy about Simona Halep! She is the current world No. 1 on the WTA Tour, meaning she is the best Tennis player in the world!

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
You got to visit the Dracula castle! It truly is a must-see!


What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Too much to see and too much to do, choose something based on your preferences! Either the nightlife in Bucharest, the pure nature in the Carpathian Mountains or the beautiful medieval cities that breath history – you’ll love Romania for everything it has to offer!

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
The Bigar Waterfall is a pretty not-so secret spot, due to th. Bigar Waterfall has its own legend just like many other natural attractions in Romania, this time the legend tells the story of a girl locked by her parents in a small cave close to the falls. As she desperately wanted to be with the boy she loved, named Bigar, the girl transformed herself into a waterfall and the boy drowned in its waters, as the only way they could have been together.

Where can visitors find the best beach?

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Bucharest – the beautiful capital where the Palace of Parliament, the largest and heaviest administrative building on the planet used for civilian purposes, is located!


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
Even only one day is enough to fall in love and want to come back.

When is the best time to visit?
All year round!

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country?
Romanian inventors have changed the world! Nicolae Constantin Paulescu has discovered the insulin; Eugen Pavel has invented the Hyper CD-ROM; Henri Coanda has invented the jet engine; Stefan Odobleja founded the basics of cybernetics; Petrache Poenaru invented the fountain pen – just to name a few!

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
Romanian women are the most beautiful women in the world!


Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Sure I am! All the places I have visited as a tourist in my own country!

What’s your best travel story?
Transfăgărășan – the photos you find on the internet don’t make its justice.

Why do you love traveling?
You know, getting to know new people and learn about new cultures, in addition to breaking the daily routines!


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