Ivan Vazquez is a software engineer, and he hails from Guadalajara, Mexico. Before moving to Romania, he worked in Germany for two years. He has been living in Bucharest for only half a year, but Ivan is not going through his first Romanian experience. He speaks the language fluently, and he says he feels right at home here.
He told us about how he got here:
“I came to Romania a few years ago, eight, I think, I came here for my work, and I first lived for a year in Timisoara. I learned the language there, in six or seven months, because I liked it. Then I went to Mexico, I had some things to do there, then I came back to Bucharest. I came here mostly for my job, but I chose to stay here because I like it better than Germany. I opted for Bucharest because my company is based here. Maybe in a couple of years I’ll move to a smaller town, but right now I am good here. It is a big city, and it is true that, because of the pandemic, I haven’t done much in 2020, but it has a lot of events, and nice people. The weather is OK too, it’s a bit hot in the summer, but normally it is good weather, we have sunlight, parks, greenery, and I think it is a nice town.”
Ivan says that the good life in Romania is what made him stay here.