CLOTHES FOR A NIGHT OUT
Some bars, pubs or discotheques will require at least casual wear
from the part of their clients. They are not usually allowed to enter
some bars in sport clothes or when intoxicated, instead they will
be asked politely to leave the place.
Emergency care is provided free of charge to anyone in need. However,
there are packs of services offered to foreigners with special needs.
Functioning at banks and special street offices, most of them will
exchange the European currency and dollars (paper money only) in lei
at no commission. Please make sure you read the ads stating the conditions
of the exchange carefully. A passport must be presented at the time
of the exchange. Doing exchange with unauthorised people may result
in prejudices. Most hotels and restaurants will accept credit cards
There are no entrance fees for most of the sights in Cluj, except
for museums and the Botanical Garden. The latter may charge you 5
to 6 euros for taking photos, yet the entrance fees are slightly more
than 1 euro, half the price for children and students. Churches will
expect some donations.
Most are open from 10 am until 8-10 pm. Non-stop shops in the centre
and kiosks in districts sell coffee, tobacco and condoms, along with
some junk food. Services are not usually available on Saturdays and
Services and business meetings are expected to begin as early as 10
am and end before 5 pm. However, most official documents and applications
should be scheduled early in the morning.
Dial 112 for any emergency, free of charge from any phone and any
Cluj area code is +264, but when calling from a Romtelecom phone (the
orange phones operated with a magnetic card) to another operator,
another area code must be dialled (the most common for Cluj, +0364).
Magnetic cards of 10 or 15 lei are available at kiosks and shops,
as well as prepaid cards with discount tariffs for international calls.
The cheapest way to move about Cluj is the bus, which operates roughly
between 5 am to 11 pm and covers the whole city. However, for specific
addresses, it is best to take a cab (yellow or marked with a line
of squares), cab drivers know the city almost by heart. Special care
with taxi companies must be taken when going by taxi from the airport
and the train station.
International coach travelling is well organized in Cluj. For a travel
by train, dial 952 to find out which is the most suitable train for
your destination or look for the schedule in the hall of the train
FREE INTERNET SPOTS
If you miss talking to your friends back home or need to take care
of your business via internet while in Cluj, the city boasts 22 so-called
C-free Hot Spots, areas where wireless internet is available. Please
see the nearest to you at http://www.cfree.ro/hotspots.html . Charge
your laptop battery, find a shady place and a glass of something or
a cup of coffee