Absorb the vibrant landscape by hiking the Carpathians, relax on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, or experience the kaleidoscope of colours in the Bucovina Monasteries; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Romania and Bulgaria and begin your journey now! Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
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I haven't used one of these things since they were paper and still largely inaccurate--that poor taxi driver in… This thing, however, is both inaccessible and unnavigable: a guide to reading the guide and no table of contents. Instead, you click one of three options and it zaps you to another unnavigable chunk of the book. It's a bit like being Jonathan Harker, lumbering around on a tortuous mountain path in the middle of the night while your driver continually stops to tend mysterious blue I haven't used one of these things since they were paper and still largely inaccurate--that poor taxi driver in… This thing, however, is both inaccessible and unnavigable: a guide to reading the guide and no table of contents.
It's a bit like being Jonathan Harker, lumbering around on a tortuous mountain path in the middle of the night while your driver continually stops to tend mysterious blue flames. About Lonely Planet: Since , Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community.
Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world. Aug 24, Jasmine rated it really liked it. I just finished a three week trip in Romania and Bulgaria and used the ebook of this while planning the trip and while travelling.
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It had enough information to be able to adequately plan where to go and roughly how to get between places. I used a few of the sleeping and food recommendations but not a ton. The information provided about sights is somewhat lacking, especially for a place where there often isn't a lot of English signage; it would have been nice if the guidebook was able to give I just finished a three week trip in Romania and Bulgaria and used the ebook of this while planning the trip and while travelling.
The information provided about sights is somewhat lacking, especially for a place where there often isn't a lot of English signage; it would have been nice if the guidebook was able to give more information. The overviews about each country were helpful. Aug 01, Yvonneo rated it it was ok Shelves: travel-guide. Not sure how the Bulgarian information is but this is quite frankly the worst Lonely Planet travel guide I've ever used. We used this for Romania as we didn't have access to the internet, so were solely dependent on this for travel information next to a road map.
I don't see myself as a jaded or spoiled traveller, and I have every understanding for a country in which tourism is only just developing but the authors consistently exaggerate how wonderful everything is, from excursions to Not sure how the Bulgarian information is but this is quite frankly the worst Lonely Planet travel guide I've ever used. I don't see myself as a jaded or spoiled traveller, and I have every understanding for a country in which tourism is only just developing but the authors consistently exaggerate how wonderful everything is, from excursions to restaurants.
Depending on the continent, most LPs include camping info, but this was so neglected that we found ourselves in a hotel on occasion only to discover later that campsites were in the area. I did like how the authors mentioned things for children. Dec 09, Chas Bayfield rated it really liked it. I bought this before going to Bucharest for work. All I can say is that on reading it, I now want to visit the rest of Romania and to give Bulgaria a try too.
Interesting to read the terrible recent history of Romania - a good honest no frills guide. For example, Petrescu used to be Petre's keen.
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Similar suffixes such as -asco , -asgo , -esque , -ez , etc. Many Romanians in France changed this ending of their surnames to -esco , because the way it is pronounced in French better approximates the Romanian pronunciation of -escu. Another widespread suffix of Romanian surnames is -eanu or -an , -anu , which indicates the geographical origin.
Other suffixes are -aru or -oru , -ar , -or , which indicates an occupation like Feraru "smith", Morar "miller" , and -ei , usually preceded by A- in front of a female name, which is a Latin inherited female genitive, like in Amariei "of Maria" , Aelenei "of Elena". These matrilineal-rooted surnames are common in the historical region of Moldavia.
In English, Romanians are usually called Romanians, Rumanians, or Roumanians except in some historical texts, where they are called Roumans or Vlachs. The name "Romanian" is derived from Latin " Romanus ". Until the 19th century, the term Romanian denoted the speakers of the Daco-Romanian dialect of the Romanian language, thus being a much more distinct concept than that of Romania, the country of the Romanians.
Prior to , the Daco- Romanians were part of different statal entities: with the Moldavians and the Wallachians being split off and having shaped separate political identities, possessing states of their own, and with the rest of Romanians being part of other states. However, they retained their Romanian cultural and ethnic identity. To distinguish Romanians from the other Romanic peoples of the Balkans Aromanians, Megleno-Romanians, and Istro-Romanians , the term Daco-Romanian is sometimes used to refer to those who speak the standard Romanian language and live in the territory of ancient Dacia today comprising mostly Romania and Moldova , although some Daco-Romanians can be found in the eastern part of Central Serbia which was part of ancient Moesia.
The name of " Vlachs " is an exonym that was used by Slavs to refer to all Romanized natives of the Balkans. It holds its origin from ancient Germanic—being a cognate to "Welsh" and "Walloon"—and perhaps even further back in time, from the Roman name Volcae, which was originally a Celtic tribe. Wallachia , the Southern region of Romania, takes its name from the same source. These are family names that have been derived from either Vlach or Romanian.
Most of these names have been given when a Romanian settled in a non-Romanian region. Most Romanians live in Romania , where they constitute a majority; Romanians also constitute a minority in the countries that neighbour Romania.
Italy and Spain have been popular emigration destinations, due to a relatively low language barrier , and both are each now home to about a million Romanians. With respect to geopolitical identity, many individuals of Romanian ethnicity in Moldova prefer to identify themselves as Moldovans. The contemporary total population of ethnic Romanians cannot be stated with any degree of certainty.
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A disparity can be observed between official sources such as census counts where they exist, and estimates which come from non-official sources and interested groups. Several inhibiting factors not unique to this particular case contribute towards this uncertainty, which may include:. For example, the decennial US Census of calculated based on a statistical sampling of household data that there were , respondents indicating Romanian ancestry roughly 0.
The actual total recorded number of foreign-born Romanians was only , Migration Information Source However, some non-specialist organisations have produced estimates which are considerably higher: a study by the Romanian-American Network Inc.