Slang Word of the Day: Smecherie

Probably one of the most common slang words used in Romania today, smecherie (shmeck-air-ee-eh) is simply put, the art of being a smecher (shmeck-air). Yet if you plug the word into a dictionary, what you get is “sly boots” or a “cunning person”. Close but not exactly right. The noun smecherie comes from the German word “Schmecker”, which just means someone who is employed as … Continue reading Slang Word of the Day: Smecherie

Dangers in Romania

Over the years, I’ve been surprised at both the dangers that visitors falsely believe are all around them as well as the ones they completely ignore, therefore I thought it was about time to set the record straight, so to speak. Therefore let me say this before anything else: Romania is an incredibly safe place. Really and truly. Outside of the Peace Museum in Sweden, … Continue reading Dangers in Romania