Archive for septembrie, 2007

How to Parse Romanian Culture: Part 1

duminică, septembrie 16th, 2007

This is just a small collection of things I’ve come to learn about Romanian culture. Obviously these are my personal observations and not some kind of "scientific" observation Romanian really, really care what the neighbors think. This means they are HIGHLY conformist in public and almost never "cause a scene" anywhere. It also means that [...]

How to Ride a Bus

duminică, septembrie 16th, 2007

There are three kinds of buses in Romania, each with its own benefits and down sides. The first is the longer-haul bus, usually either between very big cities in Romania or between big cities in Romania and continuing on to foreign destinations. If you are going to another country, it may now actually be cheaper [...]

Viktor Bout

vineri, septembrie 14th, 2007

Well I don ‘t deal with this anymore, but if you’re still interested in Viktor Bout , I highly recommend this link. Pax

How to Understand a Telephone Number

marți, septembrie 4th, 2007

Someone, at some point, gives you a telephone number. How to understand it? There are two kinds of telephone numbers in Romania , known as "fix" (landline) and "mobil" (cell/mobile). The prices for calling these are different with the rule of thumb being that calling a "fix" number from another "fix" number is cheaper, a [...]

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