La Roumanie est vraiment un pays béni pour les eaux minérales

Wow! Easily one of the first things that ever impressed me about Romania was the supreme deliciousness and qualities of its water. It’s been an ingrained part of me for so long that I only wrote one article on the subject in the last five years but everyone who knows me knows how much I…

BBC Bucharest

I don’t talk about it too often but most of my long-time readers know that I have a special love for TV weather reports. Back when I lived in Cluj-Napoca, I had a better computer and so watched a lot of TV news feeds online but these days I rely on (free) satellite channels. I…

The Saga of Rosia Montana

Word Count: 3843 Let’s start off with the good news. The Romanian Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment, Forests, and Water, officially added the Rosia Montana area to the list of sites to be considered by the United Nations as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Should this go all the…

A Refreshing Drink of Sweet Water Juice

The other day, a friend of mine posted a rather humorous breakdown of the differences between some words used in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. One of them, in particular, made me smile, as I remember learning all three versions during the course of my adventures in learning the language. Making the issue even…

Further Adventures in (Self) Publishing

Oh my word, yesterday I did something that a normal person would’ve done a long time ago – research the fields of writing, publishing and selling books. You might remember my earlier post on this subject. All of my books (so far) have been self-published, which means that not only did I write them but…