Incompetence on Every Level

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…

Riding That Train

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…

Lots of Photos And Another True Tale of Surviving CFR Railways!

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…

Choo-Choo! Riding the rails ROMANIA style

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…