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Odessa Toma Interview
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Odessa Toma Interview

Asking her why would anyone should visit Romania, she said without a doubt that "People here are awesome. They love foreigners and like to feed them with local and traditional dishes. The country is beautiful, the air clean. "

Peter Hurley Interview
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Peter Hurley Interview

Peter is thinking about Romania like a second home, since he’s living here for 21 years. He thinks that “God loves Romania (...) I don’t think I’ve been bored once here” and he believes that Romania is extra-ordinary.

Maria Alvarez interview
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Maria Alvarez interview

If she had to leave Romania, she would miss “lots of things, but now comes to mind only spring, long walks through the medieval cities from Romania and bors (Romanian soup)”.

Michael Fraser interview
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Michael Fraser interview

Michael Fraser is the forth person from our project “From tourist to local”. People say Romania is different, Michael agrees: “Romania is special – I have been here for 15 years for a reason! My friend wondered why I was here but they came to visit me, they now know why”.

Duncan Ridgley interview
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Duncan Ridgley interview

Duncan Ridgley is the third person from our project "From tourist to local". In his opinion Romania is the land of fairytales, all the stories from books still exists in the villages.

Yvette Larsson interview
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Yvette Larsson interview

Yvette Larsson is the second interviewee of the project ”From Tourist to Local”. In her opinion Romania is a hidden gem, a Pandora's box.

Damian Galvin interview
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Damian Galvin interview

Damian Galvin is the first interviewee of the project ”From Tourist to Local”. After Damian decided to come in Romania his former boss said ‘no one does this. They come the other way. But to go east with nothing, not even a job? Madness’.

Living in Romania: From Tourist to Local
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Living in Romania: From Tourist to Local

Towering castles, ancient abbeys and walled villages make history come alive in Romania. That’s maybe, only one reason why foreigners come here.