Working on something else at the moment but recorded this audio of me telling the true story of Vlad Dracula the Impaler If you can’t hear the file, the direct link can be found here (note: there are 10 seconds of silence at the beginning). Enjoy! Continue reading The real story of Vlad Dracula the Impaler
After all the research lately into taxes, politics and business, I thought it was time for an unequivocally positive story from around these parts. Last weekend here in Unicorn City was the first Transylvania Book Fair (link to Romanian news article about it here). There are a couple of other book fairs which come to this city but this was the first one dedicated exclusively … Continue reading The Transylvania Book Fair
…a foreign, drunken, philandering buffoon who cheated on his wife during their honeymoon and was best friends with a horrific pedophile is a better ambassador at promoting your country than your own idiotic and unnecessarily combative Minister of Tourism. Continue reading You Know You’re Romanian When…
Ahh, the Hungarians. I lived here a long time before I even began to gain the slightest understanding about them and I don’t think I ever will fully understand them all the way. To understand the Hungarians in Romania, it’s essential to travel back through time to the beginning of the Hungarians as a separate race or ethnicity of people. At around the end of … Continue reading Hey, hey we’re the Hungarians!
One day you might find yourself tooling around southern Transylvania in your fine motor car, just enjoying the fresh air and suddenly come around a bend in the road and enter the town of Sibiu and you’re going to think, “Mein gott in himmel, have I just arrived in Germany or what?”. Yes, pretty much you have! One of the surprising populations inside Romania is … Continue reading Hey, Hey We’re the Germans!