Romania is a country that I fell in love with more than 15 years ago, but it can be a little bit harder to enjoy in the depths of winter. If you’re coming to Romania for a visit, here are my top 5 months to visit (in order): May July June September August May Easily my #1 favorite month. There’s always a surprise snowstorm in … Continue reading When Is the Best Time to Visit Romania?
Hi there, folks! If you’re Catholic, Protestant, or any of about 500 other flavors of Christianity, today is Easter. If you’re living in Moldova, where only a few renegade Ukrainians and “weirdo” evangelicals celebrate Easter today then you’ll have to wait another month or so for all the Orthodox fun. Fun Fact #1: The Orthodox church in Romania uses the Gregorian (modern) calendar date for … Continue reading Happy Western Easter Time Travel Day!
If you’re one of those people who keep a sharp eye on the sidebar (you know who you are!) I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been trolling for a few good online resources on how to learn the cotton-pickin Romanian language. Well, I just found a very good one that I highly recommend. Just so it’s clear right up front, I never heard of these people … Continue reading Sosul Awesomenessului
As I mentioned in this post, the Romanian day is divided somewhat differently that in other places, with morning ending before noon and evening, more or less, beginning at dusk. These are critically important when referring to times. Maine (mwee-nay) – Tomorrow Ieri (yair) – Yesterday Astazi (ah-stoz) – Today Although this doesn’t immediately appear to be devolved from Latin, it is. It stands for … Continue reading Time To Learn About Time