Abandonment Issues: Kornis Castle

Kornis Castle, located near the city of Dej, is my favorite abandoned Transylvanian castle to date, though that’s bound to change in the near future as the weather gets better.  It’s a bit removed from Dej itself, so if you arrive in the city by train or bus you should find some way to get to…

Recas Winery

What happens when you send an Irishman to visit the Recas Winery? Why, he gets drunk of course… on the beautiful scenery! Well, that and the wine :P Tip: make sure you eat something before you go there, because they will literally make you taste their wine as soon as you arrive on their premises……

The Curious Case of Aniva Consult Technologies

The Unsleeping Eye brought my attention to an innocuous little piece on a Spanish-language AV blog, which seems to be a repost of a company press release from December 2015: eyevis technology has been chosen to display the decisions and debates of the politicians who govern Romania. Two video walls made up of EYE-LCD-6000-SN 60-inch…

The Price of Holy Matrimony

Here on the blog, as well as on other fora, I see there’s been some confusion about the monetary cost of getting married in Moldova. Since I’m going through the process right now, I thought I’d drop a little knowledge on the subject. Moldova The total and complete cost of getting married in the Republic…

My Wedding Gift to All of You

As part of the preparation for my upcoming wedding, it’s not just necessary to forgive everyone who has trespassed against me, but also to share a gift with all of you! Yes, it’s time for presents. Yupi! :) After more than five years of research and hard work, I am very proud to announce the…

Agitprop

Not too long ago, someone left an angry comment on this blog, complaining that s/he came for stories about wine and other “pleasant” subjects, and didn’t want to hear any more pro-Russian stories. All that’s fine and good, and I urge anyone who doesn’t like this site (or any other website on the internet) to…