Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ugh. It’s a “Romanian thing.”

Yesterday, over coffee with a friend, I heard about the struggles he’s had while living in Romania – battles with racism/xenophobia, a subpar educational system, and general malaise and unfriendliness. A few conversations this week (with Romanians and non-Romanians) have … Continue reading

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Ploaie și Zapada!

There’s been a lot of weather lately. Wind, storms, thunder, and these GIANT Black Sea waves rolled in a few days ago:  

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…Sa traiasca! (In which I don’t get poisoned and live life a little)

Having a late January birthday is the best. For me it’s always an extension of the beginning-of-the-year feelings: resolutions, reflection, and thankfulness. Tonight I’m smiling at the lovely gift that is making my apartment smell like spring. In Romanian, this … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Romanian Music (Video)

This video features a friend of a friend. Immediately sharing because I was blown away by these darling singers. It also happens to be great Romanian practice, and I love acoustic covers in any language! (Had to laugh when they … Continue reading

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Stream of Conciousness: Traveling Home

I’m on the flight back to Bucharest at the moment. I’ve already been through JFK and I had to switch planes again in Heathrow. I’m a little weirded out by how familiar I am with the Heathrow airport. It’s been … Continue reading

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