How to Get a Romanian Passport

This is probably the single most urgent question that I regularly get asked, so I felt it deserved a detailed answer. There are four ways to become a citizen of Romania and thus get a Romanian passport: You’ve legally resided in Romania for 8 (or more) years; OR You’ve been married to a Romanian AND…

A Minyanim of Quora

Oddly enough, I use the internet every day, but sometimes I’m way behind the curve of what’s going on with the internet. Thanks to a LOT of help from long-time reader Diana C., I am now on Quora. In case you’re unfamiliar with the site, it’s where people answer questions. In my case, I’ve been…

Welcome!

Hi there! As you can see, I have redesigned the website to make it a little more like a “magazine”. I’ll continue to write articles myself, but now you’ll begin to see a lot more links to exterior sites, blog posts, and photos about Romania and all things Romanian. I’m pretty excited about it! I’ve…

Me and the CIA

I keep getting comments and quips from people about how I possibly might be working for the CIA, so I thought I’d actually write a full post for the FAQ about it and settle this issue once and for all. But before I can do that, I have to tell you a story. You’re Not…

Uh…. you’re welcome?

It has come to my attention that not one but TWO different professors (each teaching a different subject) here in Cluj-Napoca have been using either me, the writings on this website or some other material I’ve produced as teaching materials in their class. I have also heard an indirect report that a third professor in…

The Unsleeping Eye

Nearly 20 years ago I was desperately poor and unemployed when I got a temporary job doing manual labor. Over the space of three or four days I was paid minimum wage to pack and load heavy boxes onto a truck. And yet that demeaning job all those years ago changed my life. If you’re…

Unicorn City, the FAQ

I always seem to forget that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of new visitors here every week. And even though I recently re-wrote the FAQ for this blog I’ve been getting a lot of messages reminding me that even though you know I told everything there was to tell about it, when I came…