Showing posts with label Romania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Romania. Show all posts

Saturday, October 01, 2016

My New Remembrance Day Earrings

Another pair of earrings that was damaged was my Remembrance/Veterans Day pair.  We found these on Etsy and they came all the way from Romania.  Not only that, I got a martisor in the bargain!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Iasi-ful Chinese

Our last trip to Iasi was in April.   We had Chinese, of course!  Mine's the one with the soup.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lunch In Iasi

It was a holiday in April - right at Easter - so we went to Iasi for the day.  No overnight, just driving there and back.  So we ate lunch at the Chinese fast food place.  The one with the soup was nine.  It was obviously waaay too much food for me.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pizza At Paradise

As usual on our way from Romania, we stopped in Birlad for pizza when driving back from Sighisoara.  The pizza and service were as good as usual, even though the summer terrace was closed.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Sighisoara Streets

 We finally made it to Sighisoara last month, and it might have been the cold weather or just the size, but we didn't find much to do.  The place was pretty dead too, with most things closed up.  If we spend time in Brasov in the summer, maybe we'll go up and see what it's like then.  On the other hand, we absolutely loved our apartment there.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Turning Over

Okay, so I am weird.  I have coveted a crepe turner for years.  This December, I bought this nice wooden one at the Cluj Christmas market.  It's so smooth and pretty!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Royal Times

The people of Cluj publish a newspaper on National Day showing the return of the royals to Bucharest on the first National Day in 1918.  Good way to remember history!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pizza Place On Eroilor

Pizza 4 Amici is in the basement of a building on Blvd. Eroilor, and they make good mulled wine!  Their food is also very good.  I had the wine to warm me up.  Andreas had a banana milkshake.  No comment on the reason.  We, as usual, ordered too much food.  My chicken soup - was not zeama.  I am so going to miss zeama when we move to Luanda in the autumn.  Andreas had a cold plate and pasta and I had veggie pizza. All were very good and very filling.  The service was nice too!  The waitress checked on us every so often and told us that things would take a bit.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beautiful Pottery

We saw these shallow bowls hanging on the wall in MolDeco when we were getting some framing done.  I fell in love with some of them, especially the one above on the right.  They're all hand made and painted by an artist in Transylvania.  Andreas decided to buy them all for me.  The whole set was under a hundred dollars. I consider it a steal.

Huge And ....

Cluj's Iulius Mall had this huge Christmas display.  It's two stories tall and seems to be of a Christmas tree with dwarves, but I'm not sure.  They look kind of scary.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Olivo Coffee Shop

 So, it wasn't our beloved Oliva Pizza in Chisinau, and the service was much, much worse.  This is a hipster, snobbish coffee shop in downtown Cluj.  Every step of our service was lousy.  If we had known how long it would take to get my cappucino when we ordered our food, we would not have.  The food was not excellent, but it was okay.  The burgers were overcooked and dry.  The bruschetta was the best part of the meal.  Not somewhere we would voluntarily go again, as it two nearly two hours - for lunch.  Most of that time was spent trying to get the waiter's attention.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cluj Lights

The lights in Cluj were quite pretty despite the rain.  The tentlike lights were over the central square of the Christmas market.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Different From Moldovan

In Cluj, we had dinner in a place where we got out of the rain.  It was La Ardealul, named after the forest.  During this meal, we learned that Transylvanian food is very different from Moldovan.  I learned their chicken soup is -not- zeama.  Andreas learned the polenta is not mamaliga.  They were good, at least, if not what we are used to.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Steampunk Lunch

On a cold, wet, rainy day, we found Joban Bistro.  It was the reason we had decided to stop in Cluj.  The place is a steampunk bar, and it's cute!  On top of that, it has fried pickles.  Granted, not Texas type fried pickles, but fried pickles nonetheless.  They also had really good and huge burgers and a decor right out of imaginative Victorian times.  Their drinks were even steampunk themed.  Go!