As soon as they get on a Romanian train, most travellers quickly find out that we are a very superstitious nation. There is this evil thing, called a ‘draft’- it basically means that if you leave windows or doors open and create a ‘draft’, you will be ill: random parts of your body might start to ache or, if you are really unlucky, you will catch a cold! And that is unacceptable!
Even Bram Stoker, who dazed and confused a lot of people and continues to do so, makes a note in his famous novel ‘Dracula’ regarding the superstitious people inhabiting Transylvania. So clearly, we have a pattern here! We’d therefore like to give you a heads up on the matter, as you might come across some of these dos and don’ts.
We’ve selected some of the most interesting samples, but bear in mind that there are more and oddly enough, almost all Romanians are aware of them, and if you are anything like our moms, you will keep them in mind at all times!