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Bigot Racist Fat Ugly American | Get Out of Our Country!

When you’re labeled by people on the internet as a bigot, an ignorant racist, or a fat, ugly American. This small group of irrational people would rather have us create another bland politically correct article—as if the world needs yet another “Top 10 Things to Do” post.

Bigot Racist Fat Ugly American | Get Out of Our Country

I’m sitting here with piles of old tourist maps and travel guides scattered in front of me on the table. The maps are covered with x’s of attractions visited, and the photos are all of the familiar places where our path has already crossed.


Any time you have a logical, honest opinion that doesn’t fit with the typical politically correct “utopian agenda,” you’re labeled by some as a bigot, an ignorant racist, or a fat, ugly American.

For some time now, I’ve been trying to scrounge up the desire to write about our four weeks in Romania. Anyone paying close enough attention may notice that my last post left off in Bucharest, where I tried to offer my best advice on how to enjoy the city.

Throughout our travels, we’ve always tried to be truthful and honest on our reflections of a country. Right now, I just feel stuck. This is our best attempt at creating the best Romania Travel Guide.

Here’ Our Romania Travel Guide | Don’t Bother Going

After all the scandal and ridicule we faced from our vlogs, my heart just isn’t into it. Every time I reflect on our time in Romania, honestly, I just laugh. Rather than inspire others by writing about the beautiful Corvin Castle or the charming city of Brasov, I think about how another woman told me she wished I was raped and that my body would be dragged through the street by my hair. I think about all the death threats and the fact that many Romanians told us to “stay the f*ck out of my country.”


Our Route

Bucharest ➡️ Brasov ➡️ Sibiu ➡️ Deva (Day Trip to Hunedoara) ➡️Cluj-Napoca➡️ Iasi


And now my task as a travel blogger is to conjure up inspiring, elegant words about my time in Romania? I just don’t have it in me, or honestly, the desire to.

Here’s Why Travel Blogging Sucks

This is what travel blogging has come down to and why it sucks. Any time you have a logical, honest opinion that doesn’t fit with the typical politically correct “utopian agenda,” you’re labeled by some as a bigot, an ignorant racist, or a fat, ugly American. This small group of irrational people would rather have us create another bland politically correct article as if the world needs yet another “Top 10 Things to Do” post.

Fat, ugly Americans in Europe. We’d rather be hated for who we are than loved for what we are not. – The Budget Savvy Travelers

So for now, we have decided to close the chapter on our time in Romania. I will leave a gaping hole in our blog where our time in Romania would have been documented in written form.

But in true budget-savvy-traveler style, we shall give ourselves the last laugh. Because in our lives, we get through difficult, stressful situations with sarcasm and dark humor. It’s not everyone’s way, but it’s OUR way. We are documenting OUR travels and experiences from OUR perspective, no one else’s.

So here’s your warning. If you are a highly sensitive, easily offended, and everything needs to be shrouded in flowery, politically correct wording, then this video is NOT for you. But if you would like to know about some of our time in Romania, without further ado we proudly present:


For all of our full-length vlogs from Romania see below. This is our first day in Romania and where it all started!

14 thoughts on “Bigot Racist Fat Ugly American | Get Out of Our Country!
  1. Wow…!!! Is this how you entertain yourself on your trips? Or throwing with thrash on people gets you more people on your vlog?? I think it is a very sad way to travel and see just the ugly things. I have been around the world and until now I havent see an ugly or bad place. Or I chose to see the beauty in it. I persoanlly regret that you spent so much of your Romania trip being angry and miserable. My only consolation is that you will never come back. I thought that people who travel as much as you and me (saw many destinations on you page) would have a little cultural sensitivy. (Like, not mocking a person that is trying to make a living the hard way like selling newspapers). But no problem. Your video says some things about Romania (your perspective) but however it also says a lot about you….. …

    Anyways, I meet about 500 people every year that come to Romania, and they love it. Not just the monuments but also how it feels. Please do not apologize for not giving more reviews on Romania. Even if you do and find some travelers to believe every single ironic sentence you spoke, we have enough tourists (and happy tourists).

    1. In order for you to make this comment, “I have been around the world and until now I havent see an ugly or bad place,” means that either you’re 1) a liar 2) completely ignorant to your surroundings 3) ignorantly blissful. In any scenario, you belong in Romania! BS tip: Instead of writing long-winded comments (that nobody cares about) on social media maybe your time would be better spent picking up the garbage in your neighborhood, contacting governmental officials to invest in public transportation, helping the many many drunks roaming the streets of Bucharest, etc.

      1. Dear Harry. I kind of didnt bothered to answer this, as my neighborhood is really pretty and, I dont waste much time on social media. I work for a change instead of keeping blogs, vlogs which are denigrating other people for rating or some other advantages. But for sure, it’s your choice what you do with your time. I am kind of international, but proudly “belong in Romania”. And now the reason of any reply at all. Just opened the news and saw how one guy shot his grandmother in the supermarker..guess location?? Now I remember… don’t you come from the country where kids take guns to school shooting their schoolmates? Oh, it’s actually the country which brough Donald Trump to the world :)). Apparently; even you made a purpose in life to stay away from your country… :)) Have a nice sunday ..!

        1. Yes, you messaged us on our blog, Facebook, and YouTube but you’re never on social media. Losing your short and long-term memory is one of the first symptoms of TDS.

          1. You have a poor memory as I never bothered to open your facebook account…

  2. I watched your vlog posting about Romania and I am not offended by it, but sad to see how you generalize every comment: Romania is smelly, you never find the train, etc. In the movie you seemed to be like 2 persons who didn’t want to come here in the first place, so why did you? Someone has punished you? Did you lose on a bet? Audrey steals the show with these kind of comments: this guy is barking and meaowing in the same time trying to sell his newspapers. What can I say, she is really objective… and clever… true genius…. The only thing that saves you is this: it is your own vlog, you are not professionals in tourism to know how to appreciate a destination. You can say whatever passes through your head on your vlog. What saves Romania is this: tomorrow everybody will forget your petty mean comments, you’ll be yesterday’s news. You made a trip and you couldn’t find something good in it, contrary to the oppinion of millions of other tourists, also American among them. You wanted to find the ugliness and you saw only that and you missed the whole purpose of a trip. Right now I am writing to you, but in 3 seconds I will forget all about you and gonna concentrate on the beauty and authentic in life. In Romania or elsewhere. 3, 2, 1….

  3. As someone who lives in Romania and has to deal with this kind of stuff everyday, I found your video insightful and honest. I travelled to Deva last year on my way to Hunedoara and the state of the train was, of course, appalling. The price, however, could have bought me a low cost plane ticket somewhere across the borders. And this is just one example. Honestly speaking, most Romanians should be quite aware that our tourism infrastructure kinda sucks. But I guess it’s pretty hard to accept that and easier to blame it on others.

  4. I have never read any of the replies you’ve got… and I do not get it… why do you keep coming back to your time spent in Romania? No one represents a general opinion, though both you and your listeners think they do. Let’s move on!

  5. So I get the impression you didn’t enjoy Romania as a travel stop. On the bright side it was very entertaining to watch.

  6. Amen sister! Great post. I appreciate the honesty bc i want to know what to expect when i travel. Lies do not help!

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