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Romania has a ton of stray dogs. I’ve had encounters with all sorts of them — ones that bark, ones that bite, ones that are hungry,

With all the wedding talk with Anda and then writing about it on the blog, my inquisitive nature had me wandering around the internet researching Orthodox

Anda was worried about getting married in May — lots of Orthodox holidays (which means having to give more money to priests to officiate) and lots

As anyone who has been a Peace Corps volunteer knows, books are GOLD.  They are passed around from volunteer to volunteer, read and re-read.  I’m fortunate

There are some quintessential Romanian cultural experiences that can’t be missed: cutting of the pig before Christmas (hopefully Christmas 2010 with the Catholic priest), learning to

You can tell that Romanians across the ages have gotten tired of winter by the end of February because when the first of March hits, they

Getting mail is awesome.  Getting packages is even more awesome.  I liken it to camp where you cross your fingers that your name will be called

So Christmas Eve in Romania is kinda crazy.  Our usually sleepy little town came alive.   Santa comes on Christmas Eve so there was definite present carnage

Sarut mana….  means kissed hand literally.  It’s said to women  by children and men as a sign of respect.  I LOVE it. It’s a tad chivalrous,

Last weekend, I headed to a Peace Corps conference about Romanian Youth with Migrant Parents (YMP). YMP is not a “new issue” here, but it definitely

words to live by. . .

"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
from "A Psalm of Life"
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

breaking it down. . .

past ramblings. . .