The Amazing Benefits of the 2-Christmas System

I’ve written about the surreal experience of living in a land with two Christmases before, but it wasn’t until this year that I learned to truly appreciate what a weird and serendipitous event the 2-Christmas System truly is. What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been Christmas has always been a weird holiday. Just 200 years…

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…

¡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…

La Roumanie est vraiment un pays béni pour les eaux minérales

Wow! Easily one of the first things that ever impressed me about Romania was the supreme deliciousness and qualities of its water. It’s been an ingrained part of me for so long that I only wrote one article on the subject in the last five years but everyone who knows me knows how much I…

Here We Are, Me and You

Wow! We made it. Can you believe it? Sometimes it seems like the whole year slipped by in the blink of an eye. DJ, you want to cue us up a song? Ah, perfect! I’m currently investigating exactly what happened in Chisinau in 1919 (when (eastern) Moldova joined the union of (western) Moldova, Wallachia, and…

The Best Wedding Photographer in the World

Today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to the most talented photographic artist I have ever known. His name is Sebastian Bratescu and this is his website. I met Sebastian, or “Sebi” as he is known, in Romania back in 2008, and we rapidly became good friends. He has near genius-level skills at…