An american friend of mine once told me he'd like to retire to a place where his US dollars are worth more. Well, biased as I am, I said: " Hey! Romania might be that place, you know!" or something like that.
So if you're looking for a place to retire, why not come to Romania for at least one year, just to experience what it has to offer.
If you love outdoor activities like trekking, mountaineering, climbing, paragliding and mountain biking there might be no better place to live in Romania than Brasov. The city is situated in the middle of the country and you're equally distant to all the other nice sites of Romania. Like Baile Herculane for instance.
Imagine that Romania is the size of a medium US state and has everything:
- high mountains with ski resorts (watch the video above - Postavaru Mountain & Poiana Brasov)
- picturesque hills
- flat plains
- seaside - Black Sea
- and Danube Delta - the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent
And if you're into culture then Brasov has a lot to offer as it's a medieval city with citadel walls and towers, the first Romanian school, fortified Germanic churches (made by Saxons), etc.
However my focus is on the outdoorsy beauties of Romania, hence my collection of outdoor adventure videos you can watch below. Also there's a sweet spot for snorkeling, cliff jumping and DWS climbing in Bulgaria, not very far from the Romanian border so that's a perk! :-)
What's the cost of living in Romania
Let me tell you this: with anything starting from $ 600 a couple can easily live in Brasov. Take $ 200 for rent (fully equipped studio apartment) and if you don't splash around too hard (clubbing and fancy restaurants) the rest should be enough for your monthly expenses.
PS - I forgot to mention that Brasov was voted the Most Beautiful City in Romania (by the readers of a national paper) and The Green Capital of Romania.
Enjoy the videos!
Winter Mountaineering in Fgaras Mountains - Vistea Mare Ridge
Multi Picth Climbing with Two Students in Postavaru Mountain (Itvig Cliff - Animals Wall)
Multi Pitch Climbing in Piatra Craiului Mountain (Königstein)
Dowhill Mountain Biking in Postavaru Mountain
Zanoaga & Dragus Ridge - Moldoveanu Peak (Highest in Romania) - Fagaras Mountains
Winter Trekking and Barbecue in Piatra Mare Mountain
MTB Downhill Ride and Visit to the Grill
Hope to meet you in Brasov. Cheers!
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