Tag: romania

olderbrother

Big Brother

Word count: 1054 Hey, here’s an interesting question – which came first, Romania or Moldova? I realize that the photograph shown above looks like it is about 50 years old, but it is actually a photograph of a newspaper from 2014. During the run-up to the parliamentary election season in November last year I got… Read More ›

jamespettit

The Curious Case of the Half Ambassador

Word count: 421 What happens when the United States appoints a new ambassador to a friendly, allied country? There’s a little ceremony and then a press release goes out. Right? Well that’s sort of what happened today. The United States now has a new ambassador to Moldova and here he is, saying hello to the… Read More ›

Proud to be from Bucovina!

The Jewel of Bucovina

Word count: 1301 Last July after I was forcibly ejected from the country, I began a frantic and unplanned odyssey through Europe. Nonetheless, there was definitely one place I knew that I wanted to go – Cernauti (chair-na-ootz), the lost jewel in the crown of Romania. A long, long time ago, when everything was going… Read More ›