Etiquette

Romanians in their own homes are fabulous hosts. You had better be hungry, because the food never stops coming. On and on, dish after dish. You must bring something, flowers, chocolates or a bottle of good whisky. You will probably be offered local brandy, tuica, or its more refined brother palinca. Get used to it. You may as well because you cannot escape its all-embracing charm.

Most Romanians love to chat their country, its politics, problems and history. Don’t be surprised if they ask you very direct questions about your views on religion and homosexuality.

Be diplomatic in response.

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