Episode 6 – The House of Children

Yes! Finally episode 6 is now online for your viewing pleasure. If you’ve read my book (Complete Insider’s Guide to Romania) you know what it says on the back cover. It mentions orphans specifically because it’s often the only thing many people in other countries know about Romania. If you do a search for “orphans + Romania” in a variety of languages, you will see … Continue reading Episode 6 – The House of Children

Romania’s Image

Grazie mille to commenter Grumps for providing a link to a blogpost that some American wrote, mostly talking about Romanian cinema. The discussion then segues into Romania’s “image”, as in what people know about Romania who know nothing about Romania. This entire topic makes me sigh with exasperation precisely because several different interests are conflicting here, resulting in a stalemate and unchanging condition, which is … Continue reading Romania’s Image

The Professor Hearts Gypsies, CFR Sucks, Architecture, Patience and Changing Diapers

Folks, I really got to stop trawling the internet for what people have to say about Romania. Sometimes it just gets so bizarre it makes my teeth ring, you know? Truth is way stranger than fiction. Oh well, I think it’s quite interesting to get a virtually live feed of what people who are examining and visiting and thinking about this country are doing and … Continue reading The Professor Hearts Gypsies, CFR Sucks, Architecture, Patience and Changing Diapers

Lots of Photos And Another True Tale of Surviving CFR Railways!

A lot of interesting tidbits here today and QUITE a few photos. Let’s dig in, shall we? First off, a previously featured Do-Gooder blogger (the one who hates branza) who this time went to Hunedoara. Not quite sure if she’s ever been to EUROPE before (not just Romania): I cannot express how truly amazing it was to be able to not only see an intact … Continue reading Lots of Photos And Another True Tale of Surviving CFR Railways!