George Enescu

If you live in Romania and went to the Google homepage today, you saw the image to the left because today marks 130 years since George Enescu was born. He is easily Romania’s most famous music composer and is currently featured on every single 5 lei note. As I mentioned briefly in this post, last…

Hey, Hey We’re the Romanians

Oh mercy. Oh no. This is something I’ve been putting off a long time but enough is enough. I’ve already talked about the dogs, the foreigners, the missionaries, the Aromanians, the gypsies, the Lipoveni, the Hungarians and the Germans. Now it’s time to talk about the Romanians. Since they compose roughly 90% of the population…

Rudeness

Although I’ve written about politeness and being on the receiving end of unexpected rude behavior, I thought I’d correlate all of this together in a more concise way. Over all the years I’ve lived here in Romania, traveling everywhere from Bucharest to living in a remote mountain village, I’ve been treated incredibly well. Yet often…

Imi Pare Rau Dar N-Ai Fost In Locul Meu

Based on my last post and several other blog entries I’ve found as well as actually running into a heck of a lot of tourists over the years, I can tell you I often see one thing in common. This is the encounter known as the “rude Romanian” or as I call it, One More…