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Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

Hitchhiking works extremely well all around the country though...IT'S PAYING! unless you clearly state in advance that you want a ride for free (usually asking: "gratis"->for free, or "fara bani"->no money; it's enough to avoid paying lifts).

In some cases you might find yourself in uncomfortable situations when your driver (who already accepted to pick you up for free) pick up other local payinghitchhikers (nearby cities there is this status of "navetist" who pay the price of the bus if a random car stop before the bus scheduled time) who actually do pay for short distances while you kind of freeload for much longer ones..


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Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.

Spontaneous hospitality and hospitality exchange work generally very well.

Wild camping is widely tolerated, especially for short period of time.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots, BeWelcome


Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.

Usually quite cheap for standard european prices, not as much as other neighbouring countries (e.g. Moldova and Ukraine).


Quite good wi-fi coverage, not so many internet cafés.


Even though the local currency is pretty low (1€->more than 4lei; 1$ around 3) busking in Romania might be an interesting experience.

You will collect plenty of banknotes! since 1leu is a banknote and will be the average minimum people give, resulting in a bunch of paper (not as much as Belarus, Ukraine or Moldova though..) worth very few.

Police usually don't mess with you too much if you are foreigner though in some cases (as always and anywhere) they might force to stop or move according to their mood.


Europe not Schengen, i.e. much easier to access for many different citizen / passport holders.


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See media related to Romania.

Romania is a very interesting country in Eastern Europe.

Romanian is a latin language with many influences from Slavic and Turkish languages, and can be fairly understood knowing some other languages of the same family (Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, etc).

In Transilvania most of people are native Hungarians, even though they can speak and understand Romanian.

Lots of youngsters will understand English pretty well, though if you intend to hitchhike or pass through villages and isolated areas you might want to learn a bit of local languages as usual. Unfortunately Romenia,more old people than youngsters,are also very racist and xenophobic,specially if you dont looks europenean (white). There is diferents levels,but if you are(or even looks like) Arab,Roma(Gipsy)or Black,you can feel it,more in the south than Transylvania. couch:Romania