Sleeping With Sirens

Towns and cities across Romania have been testing their Cold War-era emergency/air raid sirens this morning. Most people (including us) heard absolutely nothing. Instead of being woken up by the impending doom of Russian nuclear weapons we slept through the whole thing, as did the Bucharest Life kids. A quick glance at Romanian social media… Continue reading Sleeping With Sirens

News from Nowhere

It’s been a while since we did one of these round-ups, what with the day job and preparations for Britain’s impending war with Spain. Anyway, first off: the Bucharest Metro. Remember how on Friday we wrote about the grand-opening of two new stations on the M4, Laminorului and Straluesti? Well, turns out there’s a catch.… Continue reading News from Nowhere

The joy of motoring in Romania

We’ve been on something of a Romanian odyssey this past week. From one end of the country to another we’ve driven from Bucharest to Petresti and back, with stops at Cluj, Campia Turzii, Alba Iulia, Sibiu and Curtea de Arges along the way. What have we learnt? Nothing new, merely confirmation that driving long distances… Continue reading The joy of motoring in Romania

In Sector 1, a small victory

Every journey etc. Yesterday in Bucharest’s Sector 1 the Union to Save Bucharest (USB; soon to be Union to Save Romania, or USR) won a small yet highly significant victory. Shortly before the beginning of a council meeting the mayor of the Sector, Dan Tudorache (PSD) proposed a last minute amendment to the sector’s budget… Continue reading In Sector 1, a small victory

They’re burning books again

It appears that not a week can go by these days without seeing yet another group of offendotrons start foaming at the mouth over some triviality. Who’s fewmin this time? Well, primarily the more jihadist elements of Romania’s Orthodox Church. Fortunately, that’s not a huge number of people, although their numbers are growing as far-left,… Continue reading They’re burning books again