How to Get a Romanian Passport

This is probably the single most urgent question that I regularly get asked, so I felt it deserved a detailed answer. There are four ways to become a citizen of Romania and thus get a Romanian passport: You’ve legally resided in Romania for 8 (or more) years; OR You’ve been married to a Romanian AND…

My very first Kickstarter project

Wow it has finally launched! YES! Folks, if you’ve been following this blog for a long time, you know about “Project Iceberg”, my little code word for a something I’ve been planning and working on since August 2012 when I wrote my post The Revolution Begins Today. Essentially I looked around here and wondered what…

The Many Faces of ING

I keep being surprised (and slightly puzzled) that certain foreigners genuinely want to learn Romanian. Obviously it’s good to know how to ask for directions or count numbers but some people I meet want to take it to the next level and actually have a conversation. In my unofficial role as “Dat Engrish Speaker Who…

Book News

Ok folks, more good news on the book front. The “regular” Amazon page for the paperback version is working now. It is here. PLEASE, please, if you have an account on Amazon, please log in there and write a review, even if you haven’t read the book. Just a few words mentioning that you like…

Cine e cu mine striga “Hei!”

Folks, I’m not trying to turn this entire blog into a vehicle for pimping the book, but I really got to ask a favor from all of you – it won’t cost any money and only take 5 minutes or less of your time. I appreciate all the kind comments and emails I’ve gotten. It’s…