A few weeks ago I read a piece called The Illusion of Corruption on the blog of a Romanian who grew up in Canada but has now returned to his homeland (and as a side note, the author is a personal friend) and the more I thought about it, the more I realized what he said is true. There are a lot of foreigners who … Continue reading Incompetence on Every Level
Throughout the year and half I’ve been writing on this blog, by far the most popular article I’ve ever written was Choo-choo! Riding the rails ROMANIA style about some of my adventures on CFR Romanian Railways. It was a lot of fun writing that piece but I assure you that it is only a fraction of the many interesting experiences I’ve had while riding the … Continue reading Riding That Train
Folks, I really got to stop trawling the internet for what people have to say about Romania. Sometimes it just gets so bizarre it makes my teeth ring, you know? Truth is way stranger than fiction. Oh well, I think it’s quite interesting to get a virtually live feed of what people who are examining and visiting and thinking about this country are doing and … Continue reading The Professor Hearts Gypsies, CFR Sucks, Architecture, Patience and Changing Diapers
A lot of interesting tidbits here today and QUITE a few photos. Let’s dig in, shall we? First off, a previously featured Do-Gooder blogger (the one who hates branza) who this time went to Hunedoara. Not quite sure if she’s ever been to EUROPE before (not just Romania): I cannot express how truly amazing it was to be able to not only see an intact … Continue reading Lots of Photos And Another True Tale of Surviving CFR Railways!
Hey do you remember that old Guns n’ Roses song where Axl sings, “You know where you are? You’re in the jungle, baby! You’re gonna diiiiieeee……..”? Well that used to be Romanian railroads, also known as Căile Ferate Române and for short CFR (pronounced chay-fay-ray). Digression: CFR (the railways) have literally nothing to do with CFR the soccer/football team. Which you’ve probably never heard of … Continue reading Choo-Choo! Riding the rails ROMANIA style