Volte-face

I wrote about it in 2012, in 2013, in 2014 and countless other times, but it’s finally good to hear that longtime expat Rupert Wolfe Murray finally gets it too: For many years I thought I knew the answer to the problems faced by the Romani Gypsies: education. If we could just make school more…

Inside the Fabulous Homes of “Gypsy Queens”

What happens when a foreign photographer who speaks no Romanian travels to the country and takes high-res photos of gypsy palaces? Pure comedy, of course, as well as some really nice pictures. Click on the link for the full experience. I guess Cuvelier never asked where all that fabulous wealth came from LOL

Gypsies aren’t normal

Last night was a wonderfully democratic exercise when the pan-European channel “Euro News” hosted a discussion with EU Commission Vice President Viviane Reding in which she answered questions from ordinary people. Please don’t misunderstand me, Ms. Reding did an excellent job last night, especially considering that English is not her first language, and she showed…

17+ Ways to Say “Romanian”

I know a lot of you hate the grammar posts on this blog, and find them lengthy and tedious. That’s fair enough, especially if you already speak perfect Romanian, and so feel free to skip this one as well, even if I do try to write them as in an interesting, fun way :P Again,…