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Today the Eye brought me this report from the “Economist Intelligence Unit” (that’s really the name), a lot of jibber jabber about the economies of the “Balkans”, of which Romania is supposedly one (Hungary isn’t though). Click on the link to read the entire thing but you’ll be glad to know that the only reason… Read More ›
You know, I’ve been writing about tropes in Romania for a while in an effort to understand the mentality of the people in this country. Yesterday, a few unrelated events suddenly “clicked” something in my head and I had a blinding flash of insight. The first thing that happened was that I was watching the… Read More ›
If you were walking down the street today in Cluj-Napoca, or any other city in Romania, you’d have no idea that it is “Black Friday”. Slowly but continuously ramped up over the past 20 years in America, the day after Thanksgiving (which is always on a Thursday) is often another day off of work for… Read More ›