10 Artists Who Highlight Romania’s Budding Art Scene

Wow, this is pretty cool: Calling on artists, creators, and visionaries to submit their work, and become part of a movement to highlight the talent and colourfulness that exists in Romania’s art world, over 100 people applied to be part of the event and have their work shown. The whole thing is sponsored by a…

For Once, I Almost Agree With the Romanian Gov’t

Is illegal logging a huge problem in Romania? Why, yes it really is, with experts estimating that more than half of all logging in Romania is illegal. So you’d think I’d be quite supportive of this measure: Romania has toughened its legislation in order to protect its natural resources by defining illegal logging – but…

Welcome!

Hi there! As you can see, I have redesigned the website to make it a little more like a “magazine”. I’ll continue to write articles myself, but now you’ll begin to see a lot more links to exterior sites, blog posts, and photos about Romania and all things Romanian. I’m pretty excited about it! I’ve…

The Curious Case of the Half Ambassador

Word count: 421 What happens when the United States appoints a new ambassador to a friendly, allied country? There’s a little ceremony and then a press release goes out. Right? Well that’s sort of what happened today. The United States now has a new ambassador to Moldova and here he is, saying hello to the…

Fifty Cent

The other day I went down to the corner shop and received a strange coin in change. Being as Romanian as I am, I immediately thought it might be some kind of trick or fake coin and I asked the storekeeper what it was. Turns out it was a real coin in circulation, the first…