August 9

August 10, 2011 at 12:18 am | Posted in Transylvania | 4 Comments
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August 9: Taxi, taxi.
Since many Romanians still don’t have cars, taxis are ubiquitous. There are lines of them on nearly every corner, ready to race to your apartment and collect you the moment you need it. They’re cheap and fast, although generally filled with secondhand smoke and spotty on seat belts. Most of them are Dacias, like this one, and some of them are even decked out in ads for pizza places or radio stations or nightclubs. But the funniest thing (to me, the American)? None of them are yellow.


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  1. Looking at the picture, I’m stuck by the fact that “TAXI” is in english. I wonder if that word is universally understood or are most people using the taxis english speaking?

    • You know, I actually typed it into Google Translate, and it told me the Romanian word for taxi is … taxi! So maybe it is a universal term?

  2. Yum! I am so not good at canning things. What a fun treat!

  3. […] in so the kids can zoom down the yellow slide and then the purple one. On the way home, we count the taxis lining the piaţa, their bumpers stuck together like a set of checkered […]

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