Happy Romania Day

I have to be honest. Today doesn’t feel much like a celebration to me anymore. It used to. December 1 was Romania’s “National Day” (Ziua națională a României), the equivalent to November 30 in Scotland or July 4 in the United States. Time to wave the flag, enjoy a day off from school or work,…

A Lovely Day in Tiraspol

Last weekend, my wife and I decided to go visit Transnistria. Although I’ve been living in Moldova for a few years now, I just never found the time to go. While we had no idea what to expect, we were really pleased by our visit to this country. After our first bus suffered some kind…

International Women’s Day

As I’ve written about many times before, yesterday was March 8, otherwise known as International Women’s Day. Instead of my thoughts on the matter, today I’m linking to this wonderful post written by a woman who is working here in Moldova. She does an excellent job of describing what the holiday is like around here….

Saint Patrick’s Day

Ah yes, I wish each and all of you a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, even though I personally don’t really “celebrate” it and it’s barely any kind of holiday in Romania whatsoever. Here in this country it’s mostly just a vague excuse for a few bars to hold a theme party. Nonetheless, just like Halloween…