12 Charts About Romania

Here in Chisinau, I’ve met plenty of self-hating Moldovans who truly believe that Romania is some kind of paradise. Romanians, too, are largely glib about the problems that their country is facing.

Time for some real talk.

Didn’t Even Bother to Learn Their Names

Want to feel better about yourself? There’s a simple solution – spend a ton of money treating yourself to a charity vacation in Romania: The team was assigned a family that we would primarily be doing our work for. Our family (not that I can remember the name of this family, they were Romania, it…

The Poorest Country in Europe

Considering how I am not much of a fan of Harry Potter (I’ve only read one book from the series – and never seen a single film), it’s amazing just how often the author J.K. Rowling continues to intertwine with my own life. This summer, on a burning hot day when I was tired, scared…

Poverty – Saracie

Mercy… over all the years I’ve lived here I think the one consistant topic that I continually hear being discussed is poverty (saracie – sah-rah chee-eh). It’s something people who live here obsess over and it’s often one of the first thing visitors remark upon. Heck, I know I did the exact same thing. Many…