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The Best Transylvanian Commercial Ever – VIDEO

By Robert Velkey // 2016.09.19.

The Spektrum Educational Center of Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș, RO) made the best commercial ever made in Transylvania and shared on Facebook. The video makes fun of social stereotypes about a lost tourist couple and the local Székely (szekler) peasants in the mountains of Transylvania.

A tourist couple from Germany try to find the city of Csíksomlyó (Șumuleu Ciuc, RO) but they get lost. They meet the old couple on the fields and ask for help in German, but the local workers doesn’t answer. The German girlfriend asks his boyfriend to try it in English. The guy disdainfully respond to her girlfriend: Use English? With these? Fun fact; they got a surprising proper answer and the ETA from the old man, extended with his wife’s useful advice to “learn languages before start a trip”.

The funny commercial started to blow up the Facebook, as it got 1200 shares 45000 views in 12 hours.