June 16

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June 16: Away we go.
La revedere, Cluj-Napoca. We’ll see you again. We will.

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March 22

March 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Me, Transylvania | 1 Comment
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March 22: Crossing it off.
I parked in front of this church when I went to physical therapy today. It turned out to be an auspicious coincidence … My therapist gave me the all-clear (along with a list of exercises to do from home) and said my official regimen is complete. And that feels like no small miracle.

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March 14

March 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Posted in Transylvania | 1 Comment
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March 14: Feeling blue.
I love the street signs here. They’re sometimes tiny. And sometimes unreadable. And sometimes posted in impossible-to-see places. But the ones you can see? Bright colors. Appealing typeface. Fun-to-pronounce names. I love it.

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March 13

March 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Posted in Transylvania | Leave a comment
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March 13: No parking.
In my experience, Romanians will ignore almost every traffic regulation on the books. Except for this one. When a Romanian posts a “No Parking” sign on his front gate, it’s because that’s the space he needs to move his own vehicle from his driveway to the street. People will pull up veeeeeeeeery close to each side of the gate. They will park on the sidewalks on every side. They will, no joke, park in the middle of the street. But they won’t ignore this sign. It’s bizarre and fascinating and infuriating all at the same time.

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March 9

March 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Me, Transylvania | Leave a comment
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March 9: One, two, buckle my … seat belt.
See that no-right-turn sign? It’s merely a suggestion. As are stop signs and one-way streets. Most days? I’m pretty sure driving here is the bravest thing I’ve ever done.

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February 20

February 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Lollipop, Transylvania | Leave a comment
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February 20: Girlz rule.
The moment we moved into our Romanian apartment, my daughter designated the spacious bathroom with the skylight and tub as the girls’ room The smaller bathroom? With a shower, a washing machine, and a perpetually wet floor? For boys. And recently, she made her adorably dictatorial decree official with this hand-lettered and illustrated sign.

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January 27

January 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Posted in Transylvania | Leave a comment
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January 27: Word(s) on the street.
This? Is our street. And that? Is a lot of snow on our street!

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December 9

December 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Transylvania, Travel | 1 Comment
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December 9: On the road again.
We saw this sign after we crossed the border back into Romania last weekend, and it felt just like it does when you see a sign on a U.S. highway with your town on it … Home is in sight! There is only one highway in Romania, though, and it lacks exit ramps. So, it’s nearly impossible to use unless your destination is, literally, the end of the road. In this case, we were zig-zagging through narrow, busy downtown streets trying to get back to the semi-major roads that connect cities.

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June 24

June 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Posted in Transylvania | 6 Comments
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June 24: My “yellow bang.” This sign, posted on the front and rear windows of your car, means you’re a new driver in Romania. And people actually give you a little leeway and extra courtesy when they see it!

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