Yates v. United States

As I’ve written about before, way back in April of last year (wow!) a Romanian soldier mistook me for a native Romanian, which was quite a revelation to me (since then it’s happened several more times, including Wednesday night at the English speakers meeting). That event sparked me to start writing this blog and then from there it led into me quitting my job and … Continue reading Yates v. United States

Early Christmas, Caves, Timisoara, Hungry, Homesick and a Peck of Missionaries

Let’s dip our toes in the pool and see what we come up with, eh? :D First off, turns out if you’re interesting in caves, caving and cave exploration, this is your guy. With Romania being such a mountainous and hilly country, there are caves all OVER the place, some of them quite amazing. Yet another missionary has crossed over the border, this one going … Continue reading Early Christmas, Caves, Timisoara, Hungry, Homesick and a Peck of Missionaries

A Trip to Sibiu, Confusion, Baby-Biting Gypsies and Cluj Gets Some Visitors

Folks, I have to admit I first started keeping an eye on online commentary (mostly blogs and twitter) just out of curiosity. Then on days when I am busy, it’s a rather “quick” way to scare up a new blog post. Sometimes it leads you down some strange paths, that’s for sure. Luckily, today’s mix is a thankfully a little bit more on the gentler … Continue reading A Trip to Sibiu, Confusion, Baby-Biting Gypsies and Cluj Gets Some Visitors

Souveneir Recommendations, Celebrities and Thoughts on Romanisa

Totally unrelated but for some reason this morning I was googling “I’m more American than you” with some particularly hilarious results :P Back to Romania, I found this lovely entry written in English by a French visitor. She’s not a native speaker but she did have some interesting observations: When you ask someone “What kind of ideas/things should be brought back from Romania to France..?” … Continue reading Souveneir Recommendations, Celebrities and Thoughts on Romanisa

Manholes, Dracula’s Castle, Saving Babies and a Romanian Comes Home

Very interesting little mix I managed to find here this morning whilst trawling the wires. I found an interesting blog that is dedicated to nothing but manholes. Say what? Yep, those heavy round metal discs that cover entrances to sewers and the like, and yesterday the blogger did a feature on some Romanian manholes, with a lot of photographs, including several from my town. Amazing … Continue reading Manholes, Dracula’s Castle, Saving Babies and a Romanian Comes Home