Posts Tagged: romania

A few pictures from rural Romania

As you all may (or may not) know, I’m Romanian. Been since birth. It’s only recently I’ve joined the ranks of the nation known for their strong accents and bad teeth (not the Aussies!) And sometimes, just sometimes, when I can’t travel to Scotland to see the sheep, I look at pictures of beautiful Romania… Read more »

15 beautiful pictures from Romania

The Romanian landscape is approximately one-third mountainous and one-third forested, with the remainder made up of hills and plains. The climate is temperate and marked by four distinct seasons. Romania enjoys a considerable wealth of natural resources: fertile land for agriculture; pastures for livestock; forests that provide hard and soft woods; petroleum reserves; metals, including… Read more »

Why I think Bucharest is worse than Cluj

Decided to do a city break in Bucharest this weekend and had a few surprises along the way.  I’ll go in order so you feel what I’m saying! The maps are odd (old) Downloaded a few places I could go and visit on my trip and from Google Maps, everything seemed really far away from… Read more »

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The Manole Maester and Hitobashira

Earlier today I was wasting some time on 9Gag and I came across some really nifty Japanese horror tales. As I was scrolling through them enjoying some ice-cream, I came across the story of Hitobashira: Tales of “human pillars” (hitobashira) — people who were deliberately buried alive inside large-scale construction projects — have circulated in… Read more »

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Te duci copilarie (Poetry in Romanian)

Mi-e grea maturitatea, mi-e greu să fiu docil Aș da orice pe lume să redevin copil Zburdam prin curtea plină cu rațe și găini Trăiau pe-atunci părinții și rude și vecini Mi le-ai luat pe toate și-o lacrimă îmi storci Te duci, copilărie, și nu te mai întorci Nu mai există basme, nici eu nu… Read more »

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Sleepy Birds – Somnoroase Pasarele (Eminescu)

Somnoroase păsărele Pe la cuiburi se adună, Se ascund în rămurele – Noapte bună!Doar izvoarele suspină, Pe când codrul negru tace; Dorm şi florile-n grădină – Dormi în pace! Trece lebăda pe ape Între trestii să se culce – Fie-ţi îngerii aproape, Somnul dulce! Peste-a nopţii feerie Se ridică mândra lună, Totu-i vis şi armonie… Read more »