Simona Halep

Congratulations Simona Halep, you were the one thing that all Romanians could be unabashedly proud about in 2018!

Legion of Honor

I see that the beatification of Saint Laura Codruta Kovesi continues apace as the French government just officially awarded her the Legion of Honor (French version ici), the highest civilian distinction that the French government has. I suppose she’s in good company. Other Romanians who have received this very prestigious and completely legitimate honor include:…

Un rien pervers, un rien nunuches

Wow. I’m a huge fan of the arts but there’s something surreal about seeing one of the most significant moments in recent history turned into a plot line for a show. If you understand French, you can read this interview about a new theater production entitled “Un jour, un destin” (A day, a destiny) all…

9 Mois en Roumanie

I’m always looking out for interesting blogs from visitors who come to Romania. If you understand French, I highly recommend this one, written by a young woman from France who decided to spend 9 months in Romania instead of spending her “gap year” backpacking around Europe. She lives near Sibiu and seems like a really…