Dylan Madden Travels: Bucharest, Romania Part 1

I’ve been in Romania for a month and a half now.

My days are spent living in another realm similar to how it was back when I lived in Los Angeles.

I wake up when I want, workout, train in boxing, and work all day.

As of writing this to you I am living in a 3 story mansion.

The energy here is great for making money.

In the short time I’ve been here I’ve made my client 10’s of thousands of dollars. You’d call me lucky, but I’m not.

All of this is the result of building myself up over the last 5 years.

It took me 5 years of ups and downs to develop my various skills. Utilizing ruthless focus to make the “impossible” possible.

We will cover this in more detail in upcoming articles. Now let’s shift over to what Bucharest is like.

How is Bucharest Romania Different

I intend to make my home here for a little while. After seeing the USA from the outside it makes me never want to return.

  • The food here is cleaner (even McDonald’s tastes different)
  • The air is all around fresher
  • Romanians are very social and fun to hang around

Not to mention, Romania is one of the safest places in the world. I walk around with 2,137 leu (500 USD) in my bag everywhere I go.

Walking outside late at night is safe.

The reason it’s different has many layers.

A few of them being Christianity is big here, family is crucial since most are poor, and there is a National identity.

Combine all three of those layers together and you’ve got a relatively safe nation. Another aspect that helps is guns aren’t allowed.

Only the police and military have them.

The average Romanian citizen doesn’t.

Which has lowered their overall crime rate over the years.

Another peculiarity of Romania is that gun violence is exceptionally rare due to Romania having some of the strictest gun laws in the world. Most homicides are committed with sharp objects such as axes or knives. Among homicides in 2012, only 2% were by firearms, and among suicides in 2015, only 1% were by firearms. Violent crime was much higher in the 1990s.

Wikipedia: Crime in Romania

Romania Isn’t Perfect

As with everything Romania isn’t perfect. Nowhere in this world ever will be.

While things are decently priced, the food/night life is good, and it’s a great place to build a life.

The infrastructure suffers a lack of funding.

When you go out the roads aren’t maintained and some buildings are run down. However, that doesn’t bother me.

I didn’t notice it until a friend of mine visited for a few days,

Traffic is also terrible if you go out during the rush hour times.

You also can’t get certain items shipped here such as wine, cigars, and among other things unless you pay a high price.

In Part 2 you and I will go to Brasov, Romania.

Your friend,

Dylan Madden

PS: A big part of me being here right now is my mindset. Not only that, but I have reinvented myself into the person I want to be.

Here is how you can do the same.

About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

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