Slang Word of the Day: Ioi!

Muchisimas gracias to commenter Andrei for reminding me of one of the funniest “slang” words in Romanian. The word is ioi, pronounced “yoy” as if it rhymed exactly with “toy”. This word apparently doesn’t exist in the DEX but I’ve seen Romanians debate its origin and exact meaning. Nonetheless, it is almost identical to another…

Another Satisfied Visitor

From here: Thanks so much, you live in an amazing & vibrant city. It’s been awesome and the people have been very kind to us. Cheers! Suck on it, haters ;)

Murder Most Fowl

I’m filing this under “blog бизнес” because I want to remind myself to finish up a piece I’ve been working on, a one-page survival guide to this country. Obviously my entire blog (almost) is a tour slash survival guide but I wanted to get the most essential basics down in one place in a short…

Plumbing Fun on a Saturday Night

The following story is true. Although the particulars of what happened are specific to me, it is nonetheless a good demonstration of what life is like here in this country. I am a renter, that is every month I pay cash (in literal Euro notes) for my apartment. The money is technically due on the…