Riding That Train

Throughout the year and half I’ve been writing on this blog, by far the most popular article I’ve ever written was Choo-choo! Riding the rails ROMANIA style about some of my adventures on CFR Romanian Railways. It was a lot of fun writing that piece but I assure you that it is only a fraction…

Tuica, Palinca and Horinca

Although I have unabashedly written many times about tuica, it’s time to dedicate a whole post to it. I grew up in cities and to me, alcohol was something other people made in some far-off place and then bottled it and shipped it to a store for me to buy. How alcohol was made was…

Romanian Cultural Practices: Beverages

After writing a big long post on food, now time for one about consuming liquids in Romania, especially the traditional cultural practices you will find here. Cold Drinks As I mentioned a couple of days ago, in general, Romanians believe that drinking a liquid that is quite cold is bad for your health. I did…

Drinking in Romania

Time to address the “elephant in the room” otherwise known as drinking in Romania. Also time to explain my “user name” which is drunk police (you knew that, right? YAY) as it all fits in together. First, we begin with one of my very own patented TRUE STORIES FROM THE ROMANIAN FRONTIER™, to wit: Literally…