I have been traveling in Bucharest recently, which is basically my birth town, although now I live far, far away from my beloved country. And I have to say that I was impressed (as every time when I am going back home, even for a small period of time) with the local people, with the way they are choosing to live their lives.
Now… as you probably already know, Romania is not a rich country, not at all, but it is also not like Rwanda, or like other extremely poor countries in the world.
Those people really love to live on the edge, they like good food, strong beer, old wine and of course, luxury cars. And with all this luxury, it also comes a large cost of life, that it seems that the most people can afford in a way or another. But to be hones… the times have changed in the last 10 years, as you see on the streets well dressed people, you see a lot of expensive cars, a lot of stores that are able to sell a wide range of products, that you don’t even see in some more developed countries, so yes – those people can afford a good life.
In one of those days when I stayed in Bucharest I was invited to a wedding, a huge Romanian wedding, and of course, there were a several hundred people (which is in fact more or less a typical Romanian wedding) – but the thing that really impressed me was that they got a limo (I mean – the couple got a limo, a very nice one, with all the necessary things, with a driver, with all the luxury things and the confort).
I could not believed my eyes that from all the countries that I was seeing, it happened only in Romania to see a limo at a certain wedding.