Also, because of its beginning as a historical city put back in the challenge of coming on top travel destinations in Romania, for now the prices are quite low and reduced compared with the ones you find in bigger cities such as Arad, Oradea and Timisoara. Having this opportunity you can buy lots of clothes from boutiques (not second hand ones though, but boutiques in the real meaning of it), souvenirs, food and still have money for when you’ll go out at the café or at the restaurant.
On our second day there, my mother and I went to a cafe located in the old center of Carei, named L’Art Bistro. Both of us were amazed not just by the reduced prices we found there, but also by the quality and the quantity of what we ordered. I had a slice of cake with an ice cream cup and a double espresso, my mom had a frappe and believe it or not, it was only 38RON the total. In Arad we would have paid at least 50RON at a café located in centre and also, not to forget to mention that this café is part of another hotel recently opened there too.
So yes, I encourage you to visit this city not only for its historical importance but also for what it has to offer and how. The average of costs are between low and medium, the only thing which I got to meet and be even more expensive than in Arad are the flowers from the old center, but I guess your loved one will love you either way, with or without flowers. It’s a good start for travelling on the budget, for a short getaway to relax and distance yourself a little bit from the noise and the stress from home. A better start for when you’ll visit bigger cities or further ones, because travelling is not an easy thing to do. Travelling in the real meaning of it consists in experiencing new things, sightseeing, meeting new visions, cultures and to remain with lifetime memories from these places you tag on your location on your Instagram Stories.
Speak with the locals, try to look beyond you see to understand the essence, be present and enjoy the moment as childish as it may sound now, when you’re reading this article.
It sounds so simple the verb ‘to travel’, but unfortunately just a part of those who ‘travel’ really know how in the real meaning of it. Sorry to disappoint you, but travelling doesn’t consist in staying at your accommodation all the time, and just party by yourself or with the people you go there, as I recently heard some people chatting around me, telling each other to travel, and when the question of what they are supposed to do there popped up, they all agreed just on drinking and partying. Well, travelling means more than that, and the ones who follow me and read my articles since 2018, you know what I mean by defining travelling. I never stayed only at the accommodation in a vacation , not even when I was sick, and had a badly stomachache that I still can remember after four or five years since then. I had to get out of my bed and leave the accommodation for sightseeing, and thanks God I did that because not only it helped me by getting some fresh air, but I also made a bunch of memories with the people I was back then.