Category Archives: Romania

One step forward, four steps back, that’s the Romanian Shuffle

Tweet I don’t want this blog to become consumed with the ordeal of my car purchase, or everything else in Romania that is pissing me off come to that, but I can’t keep quiet on the events of yesterday.  I was one step, one step, away from finally being able…

The skinny on skin

Tweet After numerous consecutive weeks of freakish cold and snowy greyness, the likes of which would have made the hardest Viking sob, Iasi is going through a week-long bout of unseasonable warmth.  The sun is out, the snow and ice are all but gone and I have the windows open. …

Do I own my car yet?

Tweet If you were thinking that buying a car in Romania is a weeks-long ordeal of vague paper-intensive obligations and expensive bureaucratic appeasement, then I compliment you on your astuteness.  I bought my car two weeks ago and I’m still nowhere near officially completing the transaction.  Once you have the…

First research trip

Tweet Canvassing the region of Moldavia, February 10th through the 13th. I got back from a short, but intense research trip around the region of Moldavia Monday night.  Four very, very trying days.  It was deathly cold, and I’m from Minnesota, so I know what genuine deathly cold feels like. …

On driving in Romania

Tweet Dear readers, Please note the date of this post. The information was accurate (by my estimation of the situation) at the time of posting. I’m well aware that much of it is no longer true. Snapshot social commentary nearly always loses relevance and accuracy over time. Things change. That’s…

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