the fact is, being here as an outsider with limited direct contact or involvement in what we could call the system (doing business for example) can be a really fine time. To be an insider, trying to do a business, dealing with the system, which is deeply corrupt, yeah I can see why people who know this dark side would stare dumbfounded while asking why on earth anyone would like being in Romania. It becomes easier to see why there are not too many different companies from beyond setting up shop here. No idea how McDonald’s thrives. Probably don’t want to know. They did get a Subway here in recent years. One can only wonder how they fared when they dealt deeper with the system. There is actually a news station that may or may not pay their employees. There is still a lot of the authoritarian personality in the mindset.
So I would say: an american with an exterior source of livelihood, who loves to have beautiful women all over the place and relatively cheap booze flowing, and just an around gritty, chaotic, intense, never-a-dull-moment, atmosphere, and then to go to the sea where the women sunbathe with nearly nothing covering their glistening toasted flesh, would do a lot worse than this delightfully insane land. But I would strongly caution getting involved in a business or entrepreneurial sense. And if Ponta ends up as their next president…. actually it would fit because such a delightfully insane country could not ask for a more sleazy, creepy subhuman specimen to play-act as a so-called president of a country approximately the size of America’s Oregon. There. I said it.