“Yesterday in the bus a man asked us where we are from. ‘Germany’, said my friend. ‘Germany? Aaa… eyn, tzway, dry, oufeederseyn!’, said the man, proud of his knowledge. ‘And you?’ ‘Romania.’ ‘Romania. hm. hmm…’ and then he suddenly smiled: ‘are you a vampire’?”
Indianapolis, Nov. 2008

This blog is about candid and biased information, impressions and experiences from people around the world about how Romania and Romanians [really] are.

Say you fell in love with a Romanian (girl, most probably), or saw some spectacular landscape pictures (like, for example, these), or read the Lonely Planet description of Romania as “the most interesting country in Europe” and decided to trawl the Net looking for more information. But alas, the only information you can find is either various sorts of negative news about, say, street dogs, or “propaganda” published by tourist agencies who have a vested interest in taking you for a ride (pun definitely intended), or some heavy-handed “facts and figures” description a la CIA factbook or Wikipedia.

We thought that’s not good enough, and got together to build these pages which present a light-hearted, opinionated, and (hopefully, at least sometimes) fun attempt at giving you a flavor of the nation. Participation highly encouraged and appreciated.

Oh, and that thing about vampires? It’s no joke, Romania does have evil, bloodsucking monsters. They are called politicians. But then again, every country has some of those.

13 responses to “About

  1. Florin Anghel August 21, 2009 at 21:15

    I wonder if the lesbian vampires from Lesbian Vampire Killers (the movie) are actually Romanian. They’d attract some visitors, that’s for sure. 😀

  2. explorish August 25, 2009 at 01:36

    well, if they’re Romanian, they’re vampires for sure. don’t know if it works the other way around though :).

  3. Cristian Apostol March 23, 2010 at 02:35

    Damn, you’re right, our politicians are sucking this country dry!!

  4. Romanian Animal Aid February 22, 2011 at 01:26

    I don’t think the “propaganda” published by tourist agencies washes with most people.

  5. Alina February 23, 2011 at 18:24

    Than… let’s work on this 🙂

  6. a bourbon for silvia June 28, 2011 at 23:37

    From a blog to another blog to yet another blog l felt in here… and you amused my evening.
    I admit it… you have a new fan 🙂

  7. admin July 5, 2011 at 23:46

    welcome! and thank you 🙂

  8. Eliza October 14, 2011 at 16:33

    Love the blog, Probably one of the most accurate and amusing blogs about Romania I have come across so far. 🙂

  9. Teoo November 16, 2011 at 23:28

    admin, where are u from ?

  10. arikumoftw February 6, 2013 at 21:16

    No joke bros, we are all vampires.

  11. Marissa September 26, 2013 at 19:06

    Everytime I say I’m from Romania, people always brought up the ‘vampire’ subject. Its kind of funny, and if not vampire, they ask about gypsies.

  12. Relu February 8, 2014 at 13:10

    I really appreciate the content from this website and when I can, I share some with my friends 🙂 Good luck!

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