Remember this article of mine, where I shared my thoughts on why broadband speeds are so far behind just about every other country in the USA? Well, the difference has just gotten even greater. A little under two months ago, I helped my parents in the US upgrade their broadband from AT&T's unreliable and slow … Continue reading Internet access in Romania still much better than USA
Vasile Stoica is the first Romanian to have traveled around the world on a wheelchair. Born paralyzed from the waist down, he spent the first thirteen years of his life mostly in hospitals, enduring numerous operations which were supposed to enable him to walk, too poor for a wheelchair, forced to drag himself along the … Continue reading Vasile Stoica: around the world by wheelchair
My wife's cousin (her name is Estera, or Esther in English), has suffered from the effects of Hepatitis C, and is in Stage III-IV of the disease, which means her liver is pretty much shot to pieces. Doctors say she's got to get a liver transplant this month or next month, or it'll be too … Continue reading Would you like to give life to someone?
The Top Gear team visited Romania for a bout of grand touring. They started in resort towns along the Black Sea, like Constanta and Mamaia, then found their way to the famed Transfagarasan mountain highway, by way of Bucharest, the People's Palace and a bunch of villages inbetween. It was fun to see them drive … Continue reading Top Gear in Romania
On the rocky shore of a fishing lake during a winter snowfall. In countryside of Transilvania, Romania, in the lake and hill region located somewhere between the cities of Ludus and Apahida, in the county of Cluj.
After a cross-country trip through Romania to visit family for Christmas, our car's on-board computer told us we logged 1,560 km (969.34 mi). I was already a big fan of our VW Jetta TDI, but now I like it even more. Our average fuel consumption was 6.1 l/100 km (38.6 mpg) while our average speed … Continue reading The winter road trip
Ligia and I wish all of you a Wonderful and Merry Christmas! Should you happen to celebrate something else, then Happy Holidays to you and yours! These are photos I've taken in the province of Transilvania, during the past several days, after a beautiful early winter snowfall blanketed most of Romania. If you'd like to … Continue reading Merry Christmas!