Am inceput acum ceva timp sa fac o lista pe Facebook cu video-uri si articole despre Romania pentru prietenii/cunostintele mele din strainatate care-mi tot spuneau ca vor sa viziteze tara.
Pentru a evita incarcarea lenta a paginii, linkurile catre video-uri nu vor aparea sub forma de video (embed video) ci vor ramane doar linkurile catre ele. Toate linkurile din acest articol sunt de culoare rosie si puteti da click pe ele pentru a fi directionati catre paginile respective.
Voi posta si aici lista, poate ma puteti ajuta cu mai multe surse, cu conditia ca acestea sa fie in limba Engleza. Lista este in limba Engleza (din motive evidente).
Part I: Introduction
I’ve been working on this list for a while and I got to find lots of interesting and good presentations about Romania, but as the list grew larger it became harder to follow, so I decided to split it into parts, as I shall do from now on.
The idea of creating this list came to me when I was talking to some people who told me they want to visit Romania one day, so I decided to make this sort of playlist with videos and articles to help them see what Romania has to offer, and I hope these will be helpful for foreigners interested in visiting.
Honestly, I’m not a big fan of Romania (although, I’m Romanian), on the contrary, but when I see the beauties beyond the cement cities I understand that this is truly a remarkable country and I understand why foreigners appreciate it so much.
I hope this list helps you. Whenever I will find something interesting, I’ll post it here. Also, I ask my Romanian friends to post other links and make this more complete and accurate.
Unfortunately, I can’t tag more than 50 pages in a post, so I couldn’t tag some, but I left a link to them. Also, some creators don’t have Facebook pages or I haven’t found them. I’m sorry for that. I will update this page with links to their websites or other online places.
So, first things first, I think it’s best to start with a general presentation, and I’ll start with the Wikipedia page to make a general idea about the country.
Here’s a short video about some things that you should know about Romania as well, and how it contributed to the world. Thank you Fresh til Death!
Another video about the inventions that actually came from Romania. 🙂
Aaaaand another top 10, made by Top10Archive, some will probably blow your mind. 🙂
A good presentation of Romania in only 12 minutes (but please stop it with the vampire stuff!)
România sălbatică (2021), România neîmblânzită (2018), Flavors of Romania (2018), Wild Carpathia (2011), . Some historical documentaries would be Mihai Viteazul: Printul intrat in legenda Europei (2022), Regele Mihai: Drumul spre casă (2021), 30 de ani de democrație (2020), Jurnalul familiei -Escu / Being Romanian (2018), În căutarea tatălui pierdut (2016), Chuck Norris vs Communism (2015), Dupa revoluție (2010), Metrobranding (2010)
Found this short video of an American’s “reaction” to Romanian lifestyle and found it very interesting and well documented (although, not completely, he made small mistakes). Worth watching! Thank you Lifey app!
Another great video, well made, funny and accurate, made by Geography Now. Really hits some important issues (gypsies/roma people, hungarians and romanians etc.) and tells the info as it should. Thanks guys!
Probably the best presentation of Romania is by Canadian travel vloggers JetLag Warriors. 90 days spent in Romania (instead of a week, how they planned), various cities visited, lots of food presentations and so much more! They are very fun, educational and inspiring! 5 stars, 6 stars! Mulțumesc Ivana & Steve!
Oh, you thought they are done with Romania? Nope. They’re back for more! 2022 videos below!
I came across some videos made by Australian travel vloggers Flying The Nest, exploring Romania. I was amazed by their presentations and I highly, highly recommend you see these videos below.
You can check more on their website https://flyingthenest.tv/
Found some other cool travel videos done by Lana Tiare and her boyfriend, this time concentrating on Romania’s capital, Bucharest.
First video, first impressions. It seems that we’re not doing so bad! Indeed, we have a problem with tap water, although in some areas it seems that the water is cleaner while in other areas it is not (and I don’t know why). But, like Lana said, other countries have water machines, which I haven’t seen here in a looong time, so these critiques are very good and should be taken into consideration. I’m really thinking to ask everyone that I’ve presented in these series (foreigners who traveled to Romania) to make some videos in which they say what they would like to be changed in Romania. Bravo Lana!
A very good presentation of Bucharest, with lots of info that even I didn’t know about, and I’m sure that many locals don’t know either, so this is great for both foreigners and locals who really should start learning about this city and start respecting it. The old generation, meaning our parents and grandparents had a better education, stronger general culture than us, so they probably know these things, and I think that we should start learning about them too. Thanks Lana! Very informative! I promise I’ll make a list of the best Romanian restaurants and I’ll send it to you and post it here too. 🙂 The thing is… the really good stuff is “hidden”, it’s in those restaurants that don’t have flashy things around and big names, it’s the old restaurants that kept the quality of the food. Give that restaurant the review it deserves on TripAdvisor please!
I don’t know what to say about this one. The video speaks for itself. It’s honest and probably one of the best videos with the Bucharest Christmas Market I’ve seen. It was a great idea that you’ve chose to visit it during weekdays and not in the weekend. The food selections were great, but I’d recommend trying some traditional sweets as well! 🙂 Overall, great video!
Nice, you were at Timpuri Noi, 5 minutes away from me. 🙂 Those wall decorations inside the station give me dizziness for some reason. But one metro station you should check out is Politehnica, where the floor has fossils dating back 80 millions years ago. The limestone tiles used when the station was built back in 1983 has been taken from Apuseni Mountains. Nobody knew that those strange figures in the tiles were actually fossils of prehistoric living organisms. For more info, go here and try using google translate to read. Politehnica Fossils.
The food market… You hit the right spot!!! Although those sarmale seem a little uncooked, I bet they taste better than those in a fancy restaurant. And the polenta (mamaliga)… that is how mamaliga should actually look! 🙂 Btw, most romanians like to put sour cream and salty cow cheese and mix them with mamaliga and eat it like that, with nothing else.
At the supermarket you just went be some real jewels, called cozonac! And those ones look pretty good! 😀
About the connection between the French and Romanians there’s a lot to talk about. Mostly, from the artistic side. Many Romanians were influenced by French literature and art, and big Romanian writers and artists were actually stationed in France between 1890 until up to 1945. Artists from the symbolist movement, dada movement and others were in close relationship with Romanian writers and artists. And last but not least, French was the most spoken language at that time. After that, Russian was spoken because of the communist regime, and then this weird language that I’m writing now… English! 😀
The last video is actually the first video I’ve seen from them, and it caught my attention. It’s very well made, and as I suggested, it would be amazing to also make a comparison of the salaries in Romania and the salaries from the other countries. Great job! Thank you Lana!
I came across a video some time ago, I think a year or two, and totally lost it. I recently found and to my surprise, the vlogger came up with more interesting videos.
Ella Slingsby from the UK had the chance to see Romania and learn about it, and she shares her experiences and thoughts with you. I won’t be posting all her videos from Romania, since not all of them are strictly about Romania.
I will post her videos about Romania in the order that she posted, from the oldest to the newest. Don’t be scared that they’re too many, they are also short and straight to the point. 🙂
I came across Hey Radhia‘s channel now in 2022, and I’m super pleased of her Romania travel vlog series. Go check this amazing stuff!
A very well made short video of Dobrogea region, with the seaside city of Constanța, and some amazing footage of the Danube Delta. Thanks to TheLifeOfJord
Now, here’s something different. A professional documentary about Romania with english subtitles!
It’s not just a journey, not just an adventure, just as Peter Hurley is not only a foreigner coming to Romanian lands. An Irishman, who loves this country, has traveled in 2012, on foot, from Sapanta to the Peasant’s Museum in Bucharest. He then wrote a book about the people who welcomed him and showed him hospitality with nothing to ask in return. In his journey, step by step, Peter Hurley discovers what the real Romania is, the country who opened him with open arms. The Irishman has recounted the trip together with the Agerpres Video team.
Thanks to AGERPRES!
Some romanian footage of Colțul Surpat Cave or Bears Cave in Cheile Dâmboviței. Unfortunately, only Romanian language, no subtitles. Must see, must visit! Thanks to Trasee pe Munte
Some good travel tips from “Grounded Life Travel” channel (unfortunately I can’t find a Facebook page)
A short but good and honest video about Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Cluj and Timisoara. Thanks WanderTooth!
Some other cool videos from WanderTooth!
Check more on his website – https://www.wandertooth.com/
Erin Jeanette shows us some beautiful shots in the center of Bucharest, in the Old Center, and some footage from inside the beautiful Cărturești Carusel Bookstore.
Bucharest at night | A Time Lapse/Hyper Lapse Film 4K (Thanks to @Solomon Andrei)
The series “Discover Romania” will continue to be updated. Also, two new parts will come: Important Romanian personalities & Romanian Music Legends.
Don’t forget. If you’re Romanian, help me make these lists bigger and better.
Thanks and enjoy!