Appropriate gift in Romania

Jul 5th, 2002, 12:48 PM
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barbara
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Thanks, Jen. I leave next week. I did get maps and stickers. I also bought a few English books, but I was wondering if they would make my suitcase too heavy; I guess I'll just have to figure out a way to carry them!
 
Jul 5th, 2002, 12:52 PM
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Nancy, no, money it would be very inappropriate to give to a teacher in Romania, that would insulting. You can give money to Taxi drivers, restaurant workers, etc
Unlike Thailand, Romania is a poor but civilized country, no tribes or cannibals there. Teachers are college educated and very proud people. A nice pen, some stationary with American logo on it, something that is specific of your area will be greatly appreciated. And they do not receive their salary in $$$, but in Lei, so any comparison with the USD is not really useful.

Barbara, they do not drink American style coffee, it's Turkish style, very strong.
 
Jul 5th, 2002, 12:55 PM
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Something with a professional team logo would be hot, like the Braves, NY Mets, etc. They like baseball caps and
T shirts, stuff like that. Good luck!
 
Jul 5th, 2002, 01:03 PM
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Barbara,
perhaps the best gifts you could make is to buy calendars and large format photos of America that could be shown in the class room and/or also displayed at home. For example indian artifacts would be a rarity in Romania.
Do not give money. Some may find it insulting.
Turkish coffee is drank in Romania as well as instant coffee. American coffee does not make good turkish coffee.
Bon Voyage!
John
 
Jul 5th, 2002, 07:33 PM
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Elizabeth
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In reference to your candy question: Is salt water taffy unique to America?
 
Jul 6th, 2002, 08:02 AM
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Barbara
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Good question! I don't remember seeing salt water taffy in Europe when I was there before, but I wasn't looking for it, either! I thought maybe Reese's peanut butter cups, Hersheys kisses, red licorice, or Skittles would be fairly unique to America. Thanks for the coffee advice; it was just what I needed to know!
 

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