The Romanians that Left the UK for Romania – What do they say? Is it better home or Will they come back?

[CE ZIC CEI INTORSI DIN ANGLIA IN ROMANIA? E MAI BINE ACASA IN TARA TA? – RO Articol]

In the previous article, I asked the Romanians from Great Britain UK about their life here – about Brexit and if it’s worth coming to the UK now, officially in 2021 there are almost one million Romanians in the UK. They came not just from Romania, many even relocated from Spain or Italy. I thought it would be fair to ask those that left the UK as well, those who say that life is better at home in Romania, on your native land. Let’s see what happened to those who returned from England to Romania, see how they’re doing back home and how is their life in Romania now.

V.P. – lived IN GREAT BRITAIN FOR 6 YEARS

-What made you leave the UK and return to your country?

  • I didn’t like the attitude of the people, the discrimination, the standard of living. To be able to live decently in the UK… you don’t really have a personal life anymore.

-Can I ask what you liked in the United Kingdom?

  • The fact that I could study and work at the same time, especially in my field. The advantage was that I really had allocated time for studies at work. It was the only positive thing in the almost 6 years I spent there.

-(after seeing the picture of the ship) – Do you work in the maritime field like me?

  • Medical, offshore… I also do consultations and remote medicine for conflict zones, etc. But I’m also in the navy, after all, I also have a seaman’s book. It’s just that I have a special position onboard. In general, I am second or third in the ship’s hierarchy almost everywhere, whether it’s commercial ships, passengers, offshore platforms.

-Why do you think that you will be better off in Romania than here in the UK?

  • If you have a stable job, adequate studies, I can already see how much my standard of living has improved. I’ve been home for a year and it’s great.

-Do you actually live in Romania all year round, or do you sail and are away from home for a few months a year?

  • My contracts are for 2-3 weeks at sea followed by 2-3 weeks home. I used to have a contract with a Danish company and the guys there did 5 weeks on/ 5 off. I mean it is possible to make it work.

-Do you think you will ever return to the UK? or will you go to another country, not necessarily Great Britain?

  • Just think for a second that I have had offers with a substantial relocation package, almost anywhere in the world: the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and in Europe I can easily count them on the fingers of one hand. I could have moved to my wife’s country of origin at any time, but we both chose to live in Romania

-You weren’t tempted by America, Canada or Australia?

  • Me, going to another country again? Only for specialization courses, not to live there. They didn’t tempt me at all, in many ways.

-What would you recommend to Romanians who have live in the UK? Especially to those who have thoughts of returning to Romania permanently and give up life in England / UK?

  • If they want to return to Romania, I recommend that they do some studies first and have a job that they know how to do well. It’s not easy in Romania either, here too, you will run into some mentalities. But you can relate to your compatriots in a different way. And even in Romania there are jobs in niche fields… it’s important to know where to go and how to reach that niche. It’s not easy for anyone in Romania, nor abroad. But it’s better to work for yourself than be a slave to another.

-If you work for a company in Romania, isn’t it the same thing as working for a company in England?

  • It depends where you work because it’s not the same thing. It’s one thing to work at a warehouse in England, it’s another to work in a multinational corporation, for example.

-Thank you so much for your time, it’s good to see someone who managed to remain in Romania and is happy

  • Out of all the friends and relatives I had in the UK, both me and my wife, they all returned to Romania. Only two couples remained when I left the UK last year. And now they are thinking of leaving too.

-I understand, good luck to them in Romania as well.

  • Well… not all of them stayed in Romania. They chose to go for seasonal jobs either in Germany or in the Northern countries

-What would you say to the English people after you left?

  • I’m still working with English people … and I always tell them that “I f..ed off back to my own country” and it’s the best decision I made … I always see them green with envy

-Envy of Romania?

  • Envy that we can live a good life in our country as well
UK Leeds

ADINA – BACK IN UK AFTER 3 MONTHS IN ROMANIA

  • I wanted to give up on the UK , I left the house, the job, everything and I returned home with some money that I saved in the last 6 months. It was enough to live in Romania for another 6 months without work until we get back on our feet . But what can I say, it was not like that in Romania. In less than two months, the money disappeared and I had to start all over again in the UK.
  • Honestly, I’m telling you that this is the last time I will try to go to Romania. I’d rather go to Spain or another European country than my native country. Why? Everything is expensive! The only work to be found is on salaries that are nothing compared to those here in UK. You won’t be able to afford anything there, and besides, it costs you a lot of money to keep the children at school there. The school system is different here, it’s like in any (Western) European country. In Romania, we are a little behind.
  • In our country there are only thieves in charge, they help people of other nationalities and do not help the poor of our country. Shame on Romania, a beautiful country but without a future. There is a lot to say and tell from what I experienced on my own skin. But I will say this much: don’t give up on the UK!


LUIZA – RETURNED TO ROMANIA one YEAR ago AFTER 6 YEARS IN THE UK


-How long did you stay in the UK?

  • A total of 6 years and 6 months. It took 3 months to realize that I don’t want to settle there permanently and another 6 years to convince myself that I really don’t want to.

-What made you leave the UK and return to your country?

  • Phew. I almost never make a decision with a major impact on my life motivated just by one thing. There are a lot of reasons. The weather. Rain, wind, and more rain. And what do you think tomorrow is going to happen? Well, surprise! It’s raining again. I know that the winters in Romania are colder than those in England, but I felt that I was cold almost all the time. I missed a Romanian summer, the one where it’s so hot from the beginning of June to the middle of September.
  • Missing family and friends. You see them living without you on social media while you are at work in England. And on the night shift you look at the pictures they took at the most recent meeting that you were absent from, because you are in England, on the mountain trip, where you were not with them because you are in England, from that lavish Christmas meal, from which you did not partake, because you were on duty, also in England. Should I also talk about the English culinary art? I wouldn’t know what to say, because it doesn’t exist. Should I say that I missed the Romanian cakes? The unhealthy ones that are soaked in syrup. Do I miss the sausages made with fatty meat? Not the one with 5%, 10% or, don’t faint, 15% at best case in England.
  • The fact that I was working hard and had no money to show for it. How can you save anything when you work 12-hour shifts, 14 days in a row, and after a few months of such abuse, you wake up with a depression that only a full day of shopping on Amazon cures you. Well, not completely. Yes, on amazon. Because you have neither time nor energy to go to the shops. When you go abroad alone, it is quite difficult to save money. Not impossible, but hard. In two, it’s different. When you have a partner or family with you, you do things differently. You manage your life and money differently.
  • All this madness and hysteria with the pandemic that added even more pressure to the already existing stress at work. The induced insecurity and related dark thoughts. In a state of continuous alert, you start to create scenarios and ask yourself all kinds of questions. If something happens to my loved ones, how do I reach them? How quickly do I get to them? If something happens to me? Do I have anyone here who really cares about me? Lockdowns are not good for anyone’s mental health. So, I left England with depression and anxiety
  • I was planning to leave in June 2020. Now I’m not sorry that I left a year later. It seems to me that the English were more reasonable with the precautionary Covid measures than our Romanians authorities. Now that the war has started in our neighboring country (Ukraine), I am even more happy to be home with my family.

-What did you dislike the most in the UK?

  • I went to England with rather unrealistic ideas. I left to find Jane Austen’s England, and I found Dickens’s. After 3 months of being there I already knew that I didn’t want to stay permanently. I disliked the ignorance and arrogance of some English people who had not yet left the era of colonialism and lived with the same sense of self-entitlement that their ancestors had when England was an empire. If you’ve studied a bit of history, you know what happened back then and on whose money and resources England came to be at the level that it is at now. I disliked the well-dressed racism of some. I disliked Brexit and the whole atmosphere that was created in England at that time. I disliked the climate. I disliked always feeling like a stranger. I disliked the fear I felt when I was walking down the street and a group of teenagers happened to pass by me. I wasn’t afraid of the 24-25 year old ones. But many teenagers in England are out of control.

-What did you like instead?

  • On the other hand, I liked the rather well-developed infrastructure. I liked the respect that local authorities show towards tax payers and their concern for citizen safety. A construction work on a street does not take long with them. It is thought out and organized well and efficiently so that it does not affect the traffic of vehicles, nor the smooth running of businesses, nor the life and safety of ordinary citizens. For comparison, I can offer for example “Stefan cel Mare” pedestrian high street in Constanta, which has been dug up since October last year (10 months). There are no pedestrian crossings for pedestrian safety. For an old man who walks with the help of a frame, crossing 3 meters of the street is already extreme sport. Anyone can stumble, fall, break something. All the small businesses on this street have suffered terribly in the last year. And they are not done yet.
  • I liked the customer service in England. Unlike in Romania, where you are treated as if you came to beg. In England, as a customer, you benefit from exactly the treatment due to a person who has paid for a service/product, or who is going to buy a service/product. Respectfully, politely, but first and foremost with a smile. If you are lucky and with a good joke. Because the English have a very cool sense of humor. It’s as if they were born to make fun of anything, anywhere, anytime and anyway. That’s why I will miss it all my life.
  • I liked the fact that I had easy access to almost anything I needed, anything I could think of.
  • I liked the multiculturalism in England more and more. I was delighted to get in touch with people from everywhere, to try all kinds of food from different countries, to hear people talking around me something other than English or Romanian. I was delighted to hear their stories, to listen to their philosophies of life. I was happy to meet people from other countries and to have them tell me about their country, their people, their traditions, their superstitions. It’s like visiting a whole world without crossing the border.
  • I liked the easy-going and carefree style of the English, the fact that no matter how strange you are, there is always someone stranger than you in England. And they don’t judge you … except if you are a foreigner. Then yes, you risk being judged. I liked the respect they have for their history and heritage, the care they have for museums, memorial houses, castles, etc. They know how to make fun of each other, of themselves, but they have a clearly defined identity that they respect. Probably in another 900 years we will have it too. What should I say next? I disliked quite a few things in England, I didn’t list them all, but I also liked a lot. It was an experience that I will never regret.

-Why do you think you will be better off in Romania?

  • I don’t think it will be better for me in Romania. I don’t think it will be worse either. It depends from which point of view you look at things. There are minuses and pluses wherever you go in the world.

-How long have you been back and how do you feel back in Romania now?

  • I’ve been back for a year and 3 months. I feel calmer, safer (I know, it sounds ridiculous, but that’s how I feel). When you are away from home, family, friends, you have a constant state of restlessness. You don’t notice it right away, but it’s there. You are among strangers. I don’t want to generalize, maybe others had a different experience in England, but I, among the English, was made to feel that I didn’t belong and I never will. I am a tolerated guest. Probably also my fault, because I’m not very sociable.

-Do you think you will return to the UK or will you stay there?

  • I don’t know if I will return to the UK. I have settled status, but honestly, at the moment, this option does not appeal to me at all. I can’t say for sure that I will stay in our country. It is possible that in the future, the need will push me back on the path of immigration or it’s possible not to. It is just as possible to be inspired to go elsewhere. For now I have no plans.

-At the moment, are you better off there in terms of family, money, etc.?

  • At the moment, I’m fine where I am. I have my family close, I have close soul friends. I no longer cry when I miss them. I don’t know about money. I have not yet re-entered the field of work. I’m on an extended sabbatical. But one thing is clear to me. I prefer not to work like crazy, like I did in England. In the end I still had no money. Amazon definitely contributed to this. 😁 I am a happy case. For the time being, I don’t have to worry about paying utilities, rent, etc.

-What would you recommend to Romanians who stayed in the UK or to those who want to leave the UK and return to Romania?

  • I don’t know if I am in the best position to recommend something to someone. I think everyone should follow their heart and dreams. Regardless of whether you stay in the UK or return to the home country, do what is best for you. I know it’s trendy to say you live in a foreign country, I know your family brags about having someone in England, and your neighbors and some distant relatives are dying of envy. If you are not happy in the UK, go back or seek your luck elsewhere. If it’s good for you, stay. You are the most important person in your life, you know what your priorities are, you decide. But first and foremost, listen to your heart and follow your dreams.
Fagaras Romania

ELENA – BACK IN ROMANIA FOR four YEARS now

-What made you leave the UK and return to your country?

  • It’s crazy. I mean, I don’t know, if I could turn back time, I would go back there (to England) tomorrow. And I regret that we did not return when we still could. Here (in Romania) items are all excessively expensive. The latest price increases have finished us. It would be OK if you and your partner both work. With a rather large salary, not the minimum in the economy. You can’t keep up with the bills, especially if you have a child

-Is it better in Romania, or do you think you will return to England?

  • It’s not better in Romania. And there is a possibility to return. I don’t know what will happen in the future.

-What made you leave the UK and return to your country? I suspect that it was not easy for you to take this step…

  • The child

-Isn’t life good here in the UK for children?

  • Sure. I think it’s much better for them there. Except mine was very small when he was left behind with my mother in the old country

-You didn’t think of bringing him here?

  • We thought, and then we changed our minds, and then we thought again, and finally, now we are still here, in Romania.

-How long has it been since you came back to Romania? How did you find life there after living in England?

  • We’ve been back for 4 years. At first it was OK. Recently, it seems very difficult for us.

-Did you find work easy? I know that in my home city of Constanta it’s s very difficult to find something well paid.

  • I don’t work. My husband is a lorry driver. I am staying with the child at the moment. And here it’s quite difficult with jobs. We live in the countryside. Plus, I don’t have anyone to look after the child during the winter and summer school holidays, so I can’t work as they want here.

-To those who are in England and are thinking of returning to the home country, what would you recommend?

  • To think twice 🙂
Rural Romania

ALEXANDRA – BACK IN ROMANIA FOR 2 AND A HALF YEARS now

-What made you leave the UK and return to your country?

  • I was unhappy. We just didn’t fit in. I was not part of their culture. I wasn’t making friends… I had become withdrawn, among the concrete jungle. I stayed in the UK for almost 5 years. There was a moment when I felt like “That’s it!” We’re leaving in 2 months!”. And off we went. I haven’t looked back and I don’t regret anything. I would do it again if I were in the same situation

-What did you like and dislike the most in the UK?

  • I liked the respect in traffic. I disliked the automatism in which people operate…

-Why do you think you will be better off in Romania?

  • I feel better in Romania because it’s my ancestral land. There comes a moment when your ancestors call you and you feel it with your whole being. The children are free…I have a small business with their father, it’s not perfect but I’m rich!🙏🏻
    I have been back for 2.5 years and I have learned so much! ☺️ I feel HOME!

-Do you think you will return to England – UK or will you stay there?

  • NO!!! Definitely not! This is my house. Even on vacation, I don’t feel like I have anything left to see there. Instead, I would visit Ireland.

-At the moment, are you better off there in terms of family, money, etc.?

  • We earn here as much as we did there. Yes, I’m fine. Of course, there are moments and moments, but even in the UK I wasn’t doing so great.

-May I ask in which field you work if you’re just as successful in Romania as in England – UK?

  • In Romania we work on our small farm. We have no other jobs. In England I stayed home with the little ones, I couldn’t work. Husband was on an Uber (driver).

-What would you recommend to Romanians who have stayed in the UK or to those who want to leave the UK to come home Romania?

  • Come home everyone! Romania is ours and only through us and with us it will flourish.
Rural Romania

BT – BACK IN ROMANIA FOR 3 YEARS AFTER spending 5 YEARS IN ENGLAND

-Why did you left the UK and returned to Romania?

  • I met someone (in Romania) with whom I started a family;

-What did you dislike the most in the UK?

  • The weather and especially the NHS system in the UK, the latter being actually the main reason why I hesitate to return to the UK. Because many of my colleagues didn’t speak English, I had to go with them, either to the interview to get their residence papers, or to the hospital in various cases. Every time, regardless of the situation, the hospital or the patient, he was only given an aspirin or at best an ibuprofen and sent home. The same thing happened to me, in England and also in Scotland when I was sent to the doctor with very high blood pressure, they gave me an aspirin and sent me home. In addition, in Scotland, and especially in hospitals in London, people wait in emergency rooms for 7-8 hours, even more

-What did you like instead?

  • What keeps me coming back. Well, there are several things. First of all, the fact that there the work is really paid fair, and the wage is not enough just to pay your mortgage or the rent as it is in Romania. Once my family is established in the UK, my child’s educational prospects also increase. The fact that for him there is a unique chance to study at prestigious universities and at the same time to live with his parents, if he wants, is also very important. Merit scholarships for those who really want to learn are very substantial, sometimes equivalent to an average yearly salary. The history and culture of the British is another aspect not to be neglected. Here I felt much more respected at work than anywhere in Romania where I worked (Constanța, Bucharest), and the recruitment agencies work excellently in the UK. It is overall a system that gives you much more stability and confidence for you, your family and your outlook on life.

-Do you think you will be better off in Romania?

  • I won’t be better off in Romania!

-How long have you been back in Romania and how do you feel back in the old country now?

  • I’ve been back for almost 3 years and I’m glad to be with my family, but I still think it would be better for all of us in the UK.

-Do you think you will return to the UK or will you stay there?

  • I hope to be able to come back, this time with my family, coming back alone is out of the question.

-At the moment, are you better off in Romania in terms of family, money, etc.?

  • I think that for everyone, family means home, but in the 5 years in the UK, I think I somehow got uprooted from Romania. In the UK I discovered a different system from ours, which at first seems strange to us, but after some time you discover that it works much more efficiently compared to Romania.

-What would you recommend to Romanians who stayed in the UK or to those who want to leave the UK and return to Romania?

  • Well, it’s quite subjective what I could recommend. I had Romanian colleagues who did not adapt at all in the UK and after only 2-3 months they returned to their native lands. Others brought their families there and have no intention of returning to Romania. For those who have been in the UK for a short time, I would recommend them to be patient, personally it took me more than a year to decide that life in the UK, although different, can create enough opportunities for work and even business.
Rural Romania – Danube

ANONYMOUS – IN TRANSIT FROM ENGLAND TO ROMANIA


-Do you live in England / UK or in Romania at the moment?

  • I often go to Romania, but at the moment I still live in England. Practically, in the last 10 years, I had 3 periods of living time in England, alternating with 3 periods of living time in Romania. Out of 10 years, I spent 5 years in the UK, 5 in Romania. I’m still in the UK at the moment, but I don’t feel like it’s the right place to be retired and I don’t want my bones to stay here either. Due to the uncertainty of the war in Ukraine, at the moment I feel safer in the UK than in Romania.

-What made you want to leave the UK and return to the old country?

  • The absence of affordable child care/kindergartens, with quality childcare. The husband was recovering slow after a car accident that left him an amputee. I could not work and take care of the small child and husband. Another reason for the second departure: family emergency – my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I left everything and went to be with her. Another reason: the death of the mother. As secondary reasons: longing for the hills at home, for the Holy Liturgy church service, for the comfort of speaking my mother tongue, quick accessibility of medical and dental services in Romania. However I didn’t like in Romania the impossibility of solving certain problems online or by phone from a distance. However, the pandemic made the last reason to be solved, the digitization of financial services/ offered by town halls is now a reality.

-What did you dislike the most in England UK?

  • The superficiality of people, the lack of quality values, the reduced resistance of the majority in the face of difficulties, directly felt racism and discrimination, bullying, the coldness of people, reduced or absent spirituality.

-What did you like instead?

  • The cold politeness and willingness to solve problems according to each one’s skill, the tranquility of the country (I live in a village, close to the sea), the ever-green vegetation, the well-kept gardens and the passion for gardening, the fact that my amputee husband can work regularly and he can walk down the street in shorts without people looking at him like he’s a bear because of the amputation of his leg. He has a prosthesis, and the other leg was reconstructed.
  • I like the teamwork at my workplace (hospital) where we’re all equal and we help each other. I like the equal opportunities, the possibility to progress at work through the qualities you have, fair and competent interview for employment, good accessibility of online services.

-Why do you think you will be better off in Romania?

  • I don’t belong in the UK. The soul finds it difficult to find peace and place in a world where God is almost non-existent and the material thing is superior to the spirituality, which is reduced/absent. Mental health in the UK is deteriorating alarmingly fast, and physical health is often neglected. In Romania are my roots, all my loved ones are there. That’s where I belong, next to them. As long as I live, I want to carry them in my heart and keep their memory alive. For the child, also from a soul point of view, it would be better in Romania. Homemade bread is the tastiest.
  • Every time I returned home I noticed progress and improvements (I come from Cluj Napoca, Transylvania; born in Bistro). This part of the country is progressing in the right direction and I’m glad to see it. Every time I come back, I want to kiss the runway of the airport. Every time I leave, it breaks my heart. Honestly, I feel like a man between two worlds.

-What plans will you have in Romania when you move permanently?

  • I want to buy an old house in my native village and furnish it according to current comfort, preserving its character, but also taking into account the environment (solar panels, good insulation, etc.), and live there in retirement and until I die. I am in the UK only because I love of my husband and wish to be a united family. I found out that I inherited my grandfather’s forest, my idea is to insulate the house completely, to keep the heat and use renewable energies. My dream is to be completely off grid. I want to minimize my expenses, but still enjoy experiences, not things.
  • My thinking is like this: I work as many years as I can, so that I have seniority for retirement. Anyway, I pay all my taxes to the state and in Romania as well. If I come home tomorrow, I can go straight to work. I want to be able to get a UK pension, and live in the old country and work as a doctor in the nearby hospital or in the private system.

-At the moment, do you think that you will be better off in Romania in terms of family, money, etc.?

  • I feel better because we are together as a family. Financially, I don’t feel the difference compared to England. I didn’t go for the financial part. I have worked and am working in the medical system in both countries. I earned as much as I needed in Romania as well. I was happier in Romania, the soul was complete there.
  • In the UK I have more time for my family; in Romania I worked much more, but with I did it with much more love and not so much stress. There are always pros and cons. In Romania I was more ‘rich’ and more at peace.

-What would you recommend to those who stayed in the country or to those who want to leave Romania and come to the UK?

  • I recommend them to make the best of what they have. I recommend them not to leave Romania and forget where they left from, not to throw away the ancestral values. I am proud to be Romanian. Although I have the opportunity, I refuse to become a British citizen and be part of a people who have oppressed and conquered others throughout history. Don’t forget your language – speak Romanian at home, teach your children Romanian, do not forget your faith and hope in God.
Taxi Bucharest

OCTAVIAN- came back to Romania one year ago

  • Romania is the best country for spending money. It’s like a black hole, I swear. As soon as you step foot here, the crumbs start flying out of your pockets. Not like we came back with millions, but we didn’t come empty-handed either. Well, we found that we were richer in London than in Râmnicu Vâlcea. There are more Rolls and Bentleys per square kilometer in Vâlcea than in Kensington, Holland Park and Hampstead combined… All the money you’ve made through honest work isn’t even worth the door of a Bentley driven by someone who’s been laundering money for Corduneni for years, building hundreds of apartments in the city and who has not been asked even once in his life by any an ANAF (financial police) inspector where he got the millions of euros he puts into construction. In other words, he’s not bothered by anyone.
  • The initial plan was to open a business in Râmnicu Vâlcea. We had a few ideas, but after talking with some people who know how to do business, we started to soften. We risked putting all our money into something that could go downhill at any moment. Rm. Vâlcea is a small town, controlled by a handful of businessmen and politicians. Commercial spaces are few and expensive, purchasing power is low. To do something profitable, you need a lot of money but also solid relationships at the local administration level. Without these two elements, you can’t do nothing. Which is what happened;
  • Instead, we started spending. We realized pretty quickly that at that rate we were spending, we will run out of money pretty quickly. Food getting more expensive, bills getting higher and higher, diesel at exorbitant prices;
  • We looked in horror at the hundreds of Lei left in the supermarket, in exchange for which, we went home with a few rather anemic bags. Without wanting to, we started to compare the life we ​​had in London with the one in Râmnicu Vâlcea. Except for the rent (which I wasn’t paying anymore), everything seemed to be as expensive (or worse) than there. In London at least we were making enough money not to worry about everyday living. Between us, I don’t know how the thousands of families in Romania manage on such pittance wages. And I’m not just saying it like that, to be on point. Everything is expensive here, from utilities to food and transportation;
  • I did a quick calculation: anything that means net income below 1,000 euros per month for a family, means extreme poverty. And that’s even without rent or mortgage payments or other obligations. In Râmnicu Vâlcea (as in other poor cities, in which no investments have been made) there are still people who work for 1,500 lei (300 EUR), if they even get that much. Someone told me today that they work 12 hours a day in the cold for less than 2,000 lei (405 EUR). Plus Saturday and Sunday. Horror. And then we decided there was no point in messing around here. Stupidity also has its limits. I look around me: bills of 1,500-2,000 lei (300-400 EUR) for gas, 800-1,000 lei (160-200 EUR) for electricity, diesel at over 7 lei/liter (1.42 EUR), food more and more expensive;
  • I talk to friends who, like me, came back a year or two ago, thinking they would find a better life and now they are thinking of going back where they came from. Somehow, we all think we’ll be better off at home. I don’t know, maybe some did it, this thing also depends a lot on personal context. For us, however, and for many others, Romania is no longer home;
  • That’s it, I tried. Maybe I did something wrong somewhere along the way, I don’t dispute that. Maybe I had expectations when I should have only had concerns. Maybe I didn’t try hard enough, maybe I didn’t have the patience to readjust to the Romanian lifestyle;
  • But I know one thing: for me, the adventure of returning home will soon be over. I’m not sorry I gave it a shot. If I hadn’t, I probably would have regretted it for the rest of my life. But enough is enough. I leave it to you, those who still believe in the “Romanian dream”, to continue the story. I’ve had enough. I can not do this anymore...

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