Romanian phrases translated word-for-word in English

Romanian language is a never ending pool of idioms and popular phrases. This nation will never cease to amaze me when it comes to its creative capacity and secular wisdom that is reflected by Romanian’s way to speak. Talking with the people that live in the rural areas of the country made me burst into laughter so many times, just for this reason. Then I thought, what would it be if some expressions were translated in English… word-for-word? Well, see it for yourself. Continue reading “Romanian phrases translated word-for-word in English”

Highlights of Bucharest Spotlight Festival 2017

Last year I attended the second edition of the Spotlight Festival. A year has passed since then and I just couldn’t miss the third. I love how this event changes the face of Bucharest and adds color to the otherwise grey urban landscape. If you even think about visiting the Romanian capital, I would strongly recommend that you do it during this festival. It will really help you see Bucharest in another light (yes, pun intended). Now let me show you the highlights of what you missed this year.

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Bucharest Christmas Market

Everywhere I look, I see bloggers praising the German Christmas Markets. This year I’ve visited two of them myself (Berlin and Potsdam), but turns out Romania has a better alternative this year: Bucharest Christmas Market. Don’t worry if you never heard of it so far, the truth is that until this year it wasn’t really worth mentioning. Now things have changed, including it’s location, size and number of integrated activities.

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Walking tour of Bucharest during Spotlight Festival

Bucharest was the very first city in the world illuminated with kerosene. This happened in 1857. Meanwhile, things changed and now, 159 years later, it’s time for high-end technology to steal the show, so let me take you on a virtual tour through Bucharest during Spotlight Festival. Watch the streets as they turned into a huge stage for incredible entertainment with light and sound. And if you like it, maybe you’ll consider experiencing it on your own next year!

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Famous sculptures of Constantin Brancusi

February 19th is declared a national holiday in Romania. This year we celebrate 140 years since the birth of one of the most influential figures for further development of modern sculpture: Constantin Brancusi. Because he was born in a small village in Romania, Hobitza, I decided to do a “treasure hunting” and find where his sculptures are located in his country of origin. The output of my research was a little surprising. Only a few cities in Romania hold his works of art. I chose two of them, Targu Jiu and Bucharest .

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