The Wheels on the Intercity Bus go Round and Round

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been riding a lot of inter city buses lately as well as speaking with fellow passengers who are “old hands” at the system. And I have to be quite frank – the inter-city bus system in Romania is pretty awful. The only bright spot is that there…

Proof of Civilization

I’m going to file this post under Poza Zilei (Picture of the day) because I’m going to write a much longer post in the near future on the subject but today’s photo was taken inside an intercity bus. This sign encapsulates the kind of hectoring attitude that is pretty prevalent in Romania, about which I’ve…

Inter-City Buses and Maxi-Taxis in Romania

The Communists never saw much of a need for inter-city public transportation (besides the train of course) and so today this industry is dominated by a plethora of private companies. Although it can be confusing sometimes how to find the right transportation, the good news is that you can get just about anywhere you want…

How to Ride a City Bus in Romania

If you ever find yourself in a Romanian city of a decent size, sooner or later you’re going to see a lot of buses trundling about and you may begin to wonder how you too can climb aboard and enjoy the adventure as you are whisked on your way by the reliable and earth-friendly scions…