Klaus Gets his Orders from the World Bank

Big smiles all around at the World Bank after a successful meeting in Bucharest yesterday: The World Bank’s status as an important partner to Romania was reiterated during the meeting, as well as the fact that Romania represents one of the World Bank’s most important partners in the region. Essentially, Klaus promised to sell off more state-owned enterprises, long a goal of the IMF and … Continue reading Klaus Gets his Orders from the World Bank

Choo-Choo! Riding the Rails Moldova Style

WORD COUNT: 1240 Ever since writing my seminal piece about riding Romanian trains five years ago (with many follow-up tales, like this one), I’ve been burning with desire to ride some trains in (the Republic of) Moldova. Luckily, this week, I finally got my chance! There are a lot of differences, the most important being that Romania is a huge country with hundreds of train … Continue reading Choo-Choo! Riding the Rails Moldova Style

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 of the many interesting experiences I’ve had while riding the … Continue reading Riding That Train