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 a lot of printed material from the various political parties. … Continue reading Big Brother
Word Count: 1655 Lately, I’ve been up to my eyeballs dealing with personal problems, but even so I managed to note that Victoria Nuland, Romania’s frenemy, made a brief stop in Bucharest on Wednesday (Jan 14) for private meetings with PM Victor Ponta and newly-elected President Herr Klaus, as well as the usual coterie of interlocutors. All that was normal, and to be expected, as … Continue reading Loony Gas
Well it doesn’t work everywhere yet, but the new Google “Street View” look at Romania is now working enough to play with it. So all of you who have ever wanted to “walk” around the crazy, wonderful, glorious mess that is Romania, now you can. Hey look! It’s Cluj! Continue reading Iuliu Maniu On Street View!
I hereby offer my brief description of (almost) every town/city in Romania I’ve been to as well as a few landmarks/tourist places. In alphabetical order. Aiud – Pleasant tiny town where I once spent three hours on a hot summer’s day down at the railroad cargo dock. Don’t ask. Real sleepy place but has one tiny, very nice cafe/bar with a large balcony out back … Continue reading My Mini Guide To Places I’ve Been To
Imagine if you were a little kid and you loved a certain brand of goldfish crackers sooooo sooo very much that you got out your trusty Pencil And Paper and decided to draw an example of your very fine snack, swimming from right to left. Well that’s what the country of Romania looks like on a map – a very shaky, freehand drawn fish. I … Continue reading Geography fun!