Our little “mic”

“Mititei” (mici), as a course, are not necessarily Romanian, as they are prepared all around the Balkan Peninsula, and in certain areas around the Mediterranean Sea. However, the mix of mince meat and spices varies from one region to another.

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Primul automobil inmatriculat in Bucuresti

Primul automobil inmatriculat in Bucuresti a fost produs in anul 1900 de firma FN Herstal si avea o caroserie de tip faeton cu doua locuri. In constructia de automobile, termenul faeton desemnează un stil de caroserie decapotabila specific anumitor automobile de epoca,

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Monumentul de la Adamclisi

In urma cu un sfert de veac (in 1977), monumentul triumfal roman de la Adamclisi – Tropaeum Traiani – a fost reconstruit la marimea sa naturala, cu maxima rigurozitate stiintifica posibila, putand fi astfel cercetat si admirat in intreaga lui maretie si frumusete.

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a nimerit orbu’ Braila

Cateva opinii mentioneaza faptul ca pe vremuri, Braila era singurul oras port la Dunare, si astfel, era imposibil pentru un calator pe Dunare sau pe malurile Dunarii, sa nu ajunga in Braila. Tot pe varianta orasului Braila, se aminteste si faptul ca in vechime cele mai importante din strazile orasului erau construite circular,

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Constantin Brancusi

EL, CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI este esenta a tot ceea ce inseamna roman si Romania.
“Eu nu sunt nici suprarealist, nici baroc, nici cubist; şi nici altceva de soiul acesta; eu, cu noul meu, vin din ceva care este foarte vechi”,

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Sarbatoarea Mucenicilor

Mucenicii sunt colaci traditionali tipic romanesti care se pregatesc, se ofera si se mananca de 9 martie. Exista doua variante de baza de mucenici, cei copți, preparati din aluat dospit si presarati cu miere si nuca si cei fierti, un fel de supa dulce aromata si plina de nuca in care plutesc pastele in forma de opturi.

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Barbu Lautaru, starostele si cobzarul…

Celebrul cantaret si cobzar moldovean, Barbu Lautaru, pe numele sau adevarat Vasile Barbu, s-a nascut in 1780 in Moldova, in robie, intr-o familie de lautari, tatal sau, Stan Barbu, fiind starostele lautarilor moldoveni. In taraful tatalui sau isi va face ucenicia,

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a da bir cu fugitii

The term is very old ages, contemporary with the ruler was charging levyes with taxes or tribute. It seems that the term comes from the Phanariot era, the peasants of southern areas of Moldova who did not want to pay taxes,

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Cetatea Enisala

Poate niciunde nu simt dorul departarilor ca aici, in Dobrogea. Fie ca ascult valurile marii, fie ca strabat drumuri aride si salbatice, fie ca privesc hipnotizat orizontul nesfarsit zbuciumat de stuf.
Cine va fi trecut pe aici, in vechime?

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Carrot Cake

Carrots have been used in cakes since the Middle Ages, because sweetners were hard to find and expensive, while carrots, which have more sugar than any other vegetable apart from the sugar beet, were easier to get and were used to make sweet desserts.

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Dervent Monastery – an oasis of Christianity

Quite close to the border with Bulgaria, around Ostrov, there is a place where miracles happen. A place untouched by Danube’s waters, a hill where the Dervent Monastery rises, with its walls as white as the immaculacy of hope and its roofs red as the joy of healing.

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a auzi cainii in Giurgiu

When we were young, people have apostrophized us, and not once, saying that “they will slap us so bad we will hear the dogs in Giurgiu”… I don’t know how often each of us heard it but I don’t think anyone took the time to try and understand what that threat actually meant,

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a freca menta

One of the most well-known Romanian sayings is “a freca menta” (literally “to rub the mint”) meaning laziness, careless, unproductive work. Unlike some expressions whose provenance can’t be accurately established, but more likely guessed, in this case we have precise information.

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„Its Majesty”, The Train!

Could you imagine a train you could take today that has mahogany, walnut and rose wood furniture, lamps with Bohemian crystal or Murano glass, armchairs tapestried with Cordoba leather and vases and ashtrays made of alabaster? Yes, it is a fairytale-like train but it is not just in our imagination.

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Other short stories from Brasov

As I promised, my dear friends, I still have a few short stories about Brasov before we any further in the heart of Transylvania.

ROCKS OF SOLOMON
Known as the Rocks of Solomon, the Gorges of the evil Solomon in ___ of Brasov are very well known as a touristic objective in Romania.

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Gradina sufletelor

By definition, a cemetery is not a place you go to visit. It is a place you go to reflect, meditate, a place where you come to pay a tribute to those who “rest” there. However, the “Bellu” Cemetery must not be visited as a cemetery,

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