Several bus (buslines), tram (tramway) and trolleybus (troilebuz) routes connect
Timisoara's main areas and tourist attractions. The public transportation system
runs between 4:45am and 11:15pm. Tickets must be purchased beforehand and validated
in the ticket-stamping machine upon boarding. Tickets are interchangeable for all
three forms of transport with the exception of express buses.
Most major cards (Mastercard, Visa, AmericanExpress) are accepted. The Romanian unit
currency is RON (Lei). Please note that identification (passport) is requested when
exchanging money. All banks in Romania are authorized to convert foreign currency
1 EUR is app. 4.4 RON. The official currency rates are found at www.bnr.ro
Electricity supply in Romania is 220 Volts (50 Hz) and wall outlets conform to the
European Standard (CEE 7/4) with two pin plugs. The standard two-pin Euro plug (CEE
7/16) can be connected to these outlets.
Folk crafts, such as embroidered clothing and linen, painted or beaded eggs, carpets,
pottery, woodcarvings and icons, make interesting gifts and souvenirs. Romanian peasants
do magnificent embroidery on cotton, wool and leather. Look for blouses, skirts,
exotic coats, rugs, tablecloths and lacework. Icons, new and old, painted on glass
or wood are outstanding.
The organizer cannot accept responsibility for accidents that might occur. Delegates
are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance
plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs in case of injury
or illness, and other possible risks of international travel.