Fahrenheit 451

If you’ve been a fan of this site for a long time, you know that I call my former town of Cluj-Napoca Unicorn City. Here is yet more proof of why it keeps on deserving that nickname: Cluj-Napoca’s Avram Iancu International Airport is the first airport in Romania that hosts a free library. The library,…

A poem for David Ciceo

This weekend I was out at the Unicorn City Airport to pick up the SMG from another one of her endless training-uri when I saw that they were building a new gas (petrol) station alongside the main east-west street here in Cluj-Napoca. The bulldozers were still on site and most of the asphalt has yet…

CLJ = Unicorn International Airport

As part of my ongoing mission to film in Romania, I spent about an hour today at the Cluj International Airport, the first time I’d been there since the debacle in April, wherein Cluj lost a number of flights to archrival Targu-Mures Airport. The airport wasn’t my main destination today but since I had about…

Johnny’s In The Basement, Mixing Up The Medicine

Oh my goodness, two stories here today, one slightly dated. The first story comes from Mediafax, so you can choose your language (English or Romanian): Finnish mobile giant Nokia could lay off about 120 employees from its Research and Development Center in Cluj, central Romania, and the center will be shut down by the end…

Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Sniffing Glue

Good old David Ciceo is clearly taking the same stupid pills that are handed out to all government employees in Cluj. Today I came across a lengthier statement (Ro) from him concerning Wizz Air canceling a large chunk of their flights into Cluj Airport, a subject I wrote about a few days ago. I’m going…

Don’t Touch My Bags If You Please

I’m not going to turn this blog into all Cluj-Napoca all the time but once again the moronic team running Cluj (actually the county of Cluj this time rather than the city) have dropped the ball: Low-cost airline Wizz Air will reduce its transport capacity on Romania’s Cluj-Napoca International Airport by 26% as of May…

My Guide to Otopeni Airport

Well I’ve flown out of there twice now this year so time for a current (for now) guide to Romania’s busiest and biggest airport, officially called Henri Coanda Airport. Despite serving Bucharest, it is actually located near a tiny village named Otopeni in the next judet (“state”). For years and years and years the airport…