Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent
All I say about your friend of a friends comment about Romania was just a gross generalisation.
Well, it is a generalisation. There are places and places.
Gypsies are all over the world, you know ....there are nomads. But, it's true in Romania there are more than in other places.
Wild dogs? There was a problem few years ago in some places but not that serious as some might think.
As for the bears, in the montains there are brown bears (one of the last places where you can still find them) which sometimes come down for food, but there are isolated places, so be calm ... you won't be in danger if you respect the routes indicated in the mountains.
Well, Romania has some incredible places worth visiting, but the problem is that the infrastructure is not that well developed. Over the last years it has been getiing better and better.
There are contries with less places to visit, but have a great infrastructure and turism is well organised. Romania still has a lot to learn and it better be soon because has seaside, mountains, some incredible monastaries, a great Danube Delta, the montains are incredible ....and many more.
As for Andrei Pavel, he is very respected and loved in Romania. He's a great person and it's our tennis star for many more years to come (I don't see anyone yet to follow on his footsteps).
He, as many other players from East, left Romania when he was younger and went to Western Europe to train.
P.S. I wish that Ilie Nastase and Tiriac would be involved much more in the growing of tennis in Romania (they are, but I think that can do much more).