I came to Romania for the first time in 1985. I was 13 years old and traveled with my parents and grandparents to Mamaia for holidays. It was cheap to go to Romania, and the region was quite unexplored for Westerners due to the fact that Romania was under Communism at that time.
At the Perla Shopping Centre, Mamaia, 1985 with my parents and grandparents.
Today, there is lots that can be done regarding tourism in Romania. The Black Sea Coast could be developing. In Sweden we see and hear very little from Romania. That was the main reason why I started this blog and later the Facebook page, to rebrand Romania and to invite people back.
Romania is so close, but yet so very far away in people’s minds, in western Europe.
With regards to service by the Black Sea coast I have this to say.
There is a lot to be done with regards to servicemindedness and speaking a second language, amongst people within tourism. I was surprised that so few young people spoke English by the Black Sea coast.
I can understand that people within tourism is not paid well and not very motivated. Hence, an area of improvement.
But hey, who am I to say all those things? They are my own personal opinions. Instead of thinking and talking, maybe I should start a Service School for staff within tourism.
Here are the pictures from the seaside. Meet Constanta, Mamaia and Novodari.
We had a fantastic time !!!
The Casino, 2011.
The Dacia Sud hotel, 2015. I stayed there with my parents in 1985. As it was my 30th Anniversary since I came to Romania for the first time, I wanted to stay at the same hotel, now with my own children.