Work and Travel in Bacau

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The town's name, which features in Old Church Slavonic documents as Bako, Bakova or Bakovia, comes most probably from a personal name. Men bearing the name Bakó or Bako are documented in medieval Transylvania and in 15th-century Bulgaria, but the name itself is of Turkic – most probably of Cuman or Pecheneg – origin. Another theory suggests that the town's name has a Slavic origin, pointing to the Proto-Slavic word byk, meaning "ox" or "bull", the region being very suitable for raising cattle; the term, rendered into Romanian alphabet as bâc, was probably the origin of Bâc?u.



Bac?u is the main city in Bac?u County, Romania. At the 2011 census it had a population of 172,697, making it the 15th largest city in Romania.


Work that is needed by hosts in the summer in Bacau


What kinds of work are there in Bacau in autumn? Maybe it's harvest time, but do people need the help of foreigners for either cheap labour or expertise? This is the kind of thing we need to know here.


Skiing in Bacau - does it exist? Are there plenty of opportunities for people to get work in Bacau in the winter? What kind of skills are needed at this time of year? Please update this section and let fellow travellers know what you have learnt if you have worked in Bacau in the winter or if you are a Host and live here and can share your knowledge.


What is the attitude of the locals here? Are we all rich idiot tourists and if so, why on earth would we want to do some work? Or are we seen as western supremacists and viewed with suspicion? Let us know your thoughts and update them here.

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