I hadn’t realized when I lived in Prague and saw Romani there that they and Romanians are seen as…
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Michelle,

Romani are Gypsies and usually hated (by ethnic Romanians as well, so I guess the question is why? I’m not sure…) (From wikipedia: The Romani, or Roma, are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group living mostly in Europe and the Americas, who originate from the northwestern regions of the Indian subcontinent, specifically from Northern India, presumably from the northwestern Indian states Rajasthan and Punjab. The Romani are widely known among English-speaking people by the exonym “Gypsies” (or “Gipsies”).)

Being Romanian, I can tell you that one of the best things that I’ve ever experienced is friendship in Romanian. Romanians are truly warm and wonderful friends. But that’s probably true of many tighter knit communities.

So, yeah, make many friends while you’re there!

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