June 13

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June 13: In the palm of your hand.
I spent the afternoon at a fellow expat and Indian native’s house enjoying cuisine from South India. She prepared it all, from a chicken stew to a lentil pudding to two kinds of chutney and a buttermilk aperitif. It was delicious! And it was a wonderful (but sad … tears were shed) way to wrap up my involvement with the international community of women here in Cluj.

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April 10

April 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Posted in Transylvania | Leave a comment
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April 10: Line drive.
This is how most Romanians wait in line … a little to the left, a little to the right, all looking for the perfect moment to make their move up to the front. But the sarmale, mici, and other grilled goodies this crowd is waiting for? I’d cut in line, too.

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April 8

April 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Posted in Transylvania | 1 Comment
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April 8: An eggcellent day.
Happy Easter! Hope you all have an eggcellent day!

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April 6

April 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Posted in Me, Transylvania | Leave a comment
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April 6: Phantoms of the opera.
We’ve walked and driven by the Romanian National Opera House many, many times but have never been inside. Until tonight. To secure tickets to tonight’s ballet, I managed to find 30-minute parking on a busy downtown street, figure out where the box office was, and mangle my way through the Romanian needed to buy two bilete. It was worth it, not only for the show but also for the ambience and architecture inside.

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September 7

September 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Bun, Giggles, Lollipop, Transylvania | 24 Comments
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September 7: Everywhere a puff, puff.
These salty puffed-corn snack-things are ubiquitous in Romania. They’re called pufuleţi {“poo-foo-lets”}. Various brands, packaging, and flavors take up half the chip aisle at the grocery store. Some melt in your mouth. Some have the teeniest bit of crunch. Some taste like you’re eating salt straight from the shaker. Romanians who have experienced Cheetos tell you pufuleţi are their version. Not even close. But they’re unique in the way that fried, cholesterol-raising, cultural-specific foods often are. That means, of course, that my kids love them, Bun especially. He’s been known to drive me to open a bag in the store just so he’ll stop screaming about them, something I would never do in the States. Needless to say, we’ll be carting a few bags of these home with us when our year here is up.

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