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How To Play Marunti

joi, august 30th, 2007

When you first come to Romania, you will inevitably be invited to play a game. The invitation will come unannounced and you will have no choice about whether to play unless you are quite prepared. The game’s rules are not enshrined in any rulebook, nor is there any official name, but it is nonetheless the [...]

I am alive

joi, iunie 28th, 2007

Well I know some people in my "real life" read this so let me just post this: I am alive and fine. I’ve been traveling all over Romania lately and will likely do so a lot more in the next few weeks as well. What can I say? It’s my last chance to see this [...]

Lazy Blogger

sâmbătă, mai 26th, 2007

Well I realize I’ve been a downright lazy poster on here and that’s something for which there is nothing to blame but my own laziness. I’ve been working a lot and that’s been a good thing (we all need income, right?) and I’ve been walking around a lot, enjoying the absolutely fantastic weather but I [...]

Photo Time

vineri, mai 11th, 2007

Ok I think I’ve got at least one photograph correctly uploaded so you can see what it looks like today in Brasov. If I am right, you should see a thumbnail fairly high up on the right-hand column. Clicking on that should take you to the full-size photo. If I have correctly gotten the hang [...]

A Perfect Day

vineri, mai 11th, 2007

Oh my goodness, I am literally writing this to you from paradise. As I said yesterday, I made it to Brasov, down from the mountains. I’ve always loved this city and I recommend it to everyone who ever even thinks about coming to Brasov. But today is especially gorgeous because it’s out first warm day [...]

Back in Business ;)

joi, mai 10th, 2007

Well I’ll keep this short but I’ve made it down from the mountains and back to "civilization", in other words the gorgeous town of Brasov. I am indeed in fact sitting in a lovely cafe in downtown looking at the tourists having fun and using the free Wi-Fi . Will write more shortly! Pax

Iarba Verde in May

duminică, mai 6th, 2007

Well folks it’s coming up on Memorial Day in America, a big holiday, but we had ours here in Romania back on May first. Originally a true labor holiday (as well as being connected to some fertility rites), the Communists co-opted the day as the pan-movement universal day to celebrate the Workers with a big [...]

Iarba Verde in May

duminică, mai 6th, 2007

Well folks it’s coming up on Memorial Day in America, a big holiday, but we had ours here in Romania back on May first. Originally a true labor holiday (as well as being connected to some fertility rites), the Communists co-opted the day as the pan-movement universal day to celebrate the Workers with a big [...]

A Brief Intro to Romanian Etiquette

vineri, aprilie 27th, 2007

Well I’ve got a little time on my hands this morning and I’ve been "back" in Romania a while now so I thought I’d scribble a little guide to basic Romanian etiquette. Obviously this isn’t a comprehensive list but it’s a few things to keep in mind when visiting or living in Romania. 1) Whenever [...]

Alo from the Top of the Mountain

miercuri, aprilie 25th, 2007

Hello and greetings to one and all! I’ve gotten a couple of emails asking if I was all right, and did I arrive ok in Romania and the answer to both is “yes”. I’ve had the devil of a time getting online so I’ll just explain about that as a way of introduction. Plus I [...]

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