Pe Aici Nu Se Trece

Well since not much was going on in the news besides “Hey golly new cabinet coming up” and “holy mackerel it sucks to be in Buzau right about now” and because there’s not much to say about the latest Economist article about Romania except that it sucks, it’s almost entirely factually wrong and written from…

20 Million Snowdrops

I can’t say that I’m much of a botanist or all that familiar with plants, but there is one that I know quite well in Romanian – ghiocel (ghee-oh-chell). Its Latin name is Galanthus but it is more commonly known in English as a “snowdrop”. If you ever see a picture of this flower you’ll…

Proof of Civilization

I’m going to file this post under Poza Zilei (Picture of the day) because I’m going to write a much longer post in the near future on the subject but today’s photo was taken inside an intercity bus. This sign encapsulates the kind of hectoring attitude that is pretty prevalent in Romania, about which I’ve…