6 Months in Moldova

Word Count: 2875 My goodness, where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I was getting a police escort out of Romania. Can it really be possible that I’ve been in Moldova for six months? Well, of course, the answer is yes. And what a long, strange trip it’s been. I’ve been writing for a while about living here, but a number … Continue reading 6 Months in Moldova

The Wheels on the Intercity Bus go Round and Round

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been riding a lot of inter city buses lately as well as speaking with fellow passengers who are “old hands” at the system. And I have to be quite frank – the inter-city bus system in Romania is pretty awful. The only bright spot is that there is a rather comprehensive website that details just about every … Continue reading The Wheels on the Intercity Bus go Round and Round

Proof of Civilization

I’m going to file this post under Poza Zilei (Picture of the day) because I’m going to write a much longer post in the near future on the subject but today’s photo was taken inside an intercity bus. This sign encapsulates the kind of hectoring attitude that is pretty prevalent in Romania, about which I’ve written about at length here (and in my book) under … Continue reading Proof of Civilization

Why We Come to Romania

Yesterday I was interviewed by a local TV station (NCN in Cluj – I’ll post the video when I have it) about me, my book and my life here. And they asked me the same question I always get asked, which is why choose Romania? I certainly understand that question. Romanians have been raised from birth that “other” countries are nice, wonderful, beautiful and worth … Continue reading Why We Come to Romania