When Is the Best Time to Visit Romania?

Romania is a country that I fell in love with more than 15 years ago, but it can be a little bit harder to enjoy in the depths of winter. If you’re coming to Romania for a visit, here are my top 5 months to visit (in order): May July June September August May Easily…

Beggar Thy Neighbor

Apologies for my lengthy absence, folks. It’s been hard fighting in front of keyboard burnout. But I was forced to rise from my blogging slumbers after reading what has to be the most racist anti-Moldovan article I’ve ever read in the Romanian press. Link is Romanian only, so you’ll just have to trust my summary…

¡Joe, Que Calo!

With the sun shining and temperatures soaring into the 30s everywhere across Romania, even getting to 33 here in the Ewok Village (Chisinau), I thought it was about time to discuss the weather. After all, schools are out and tourists are strapping on their backpacks and sandals to explore this wide old world, wanting to…

BBC Bucharest

I don’t talk about it too often but most of my long-time readers know that I have a special love for TV weather reports. Back when I lived in Cluj-Napoca, I had a better computer and so watched a lot of TV news feeds online but these days I rely on (free) satellite channels. I…

Merry Christmas!

I know it may seem strange to some but my all-time favorite television channel is the Weather Channel (in America). Sadly, there is no equivalent here in Europe so for my Christmas present to all of you, I decided to make one with all of the weather forecasts for today, December 25, 2013. In order:…

Sidewalk Socialism

A close examination of my life reveals that is fractally weird, meaning that it’s strange and inexplicable on every scale of resolution. I get asked quite often why I choose to live in Romania and the real secret is that this country is just as fractally weird as I am. Case in point is the…

Snow and Politics

Well as I’m sure you’ve heard, it’s been snowing lustily all over most parts of Romania, including here in magical Unicorn City, and looking out my window is now as pretty as a postcard. In fact, I believe it’s STILL snowing as I write this but because it’s the first snow of the season so…