- Find out who, from your friends and colleagues, has a different mother language than you. Talk to them and find out more about their birth places.
- Romania has 9 historical regions: spend your summer holiday discovering one of them. Talk to the local people (especially the old people) and pick-up interesting or funny expressions.
- Keep a diary or blog with all the new idioms you hear from dialects and their meaning. Many Romanian dialects have unique expressions that you’ve never heard of; learn them and use them in your conversations – I’m sure you’ll draw positive attention on you.
- If you have children or nephews, talk to them about linguistic and cultural diversity; teach them a little bit of a different mother language than theirs. They’ll be thrilled to show off their new vocabulary.
7.5 million tourists visited Romania in 2007, 27% more than 2006. Hotels and motels had been built, renovated and marketed. The offer is wide and unique: beaches, the Danube delta, mountains, and spa resorts - all four seasons have something interesting to offer.Almost everyone is making an effort to redefine the Romanian tourism and discover its strengths: - the hosts are improving the quality of their services - the authorities are branding the "fabulous spirit" of Romania - the agencies are marketing their offers I invite the foreign tourists to share their stories about visiting Romania on a news blog created especially for you: TravelNotes.ro. Create an account in seconds and start sharing pictures and comments about Romania. Here are a few hints: - What part of the biodiversity caught your attention: the relief, the fauna or the flora? - Which cultural event brought you to Romania or interested you? - What do you think of the Romanian people you encountered? - Did you enjoy hiking and discovering the nature around you? - Which Romanian tradition caught you attention? - How does the food you had in Romania differed from the one in your country? - Which tourist destination from Romania would you recommend to your friends? Share your travel notes, eve if you have a blog or profile in a travel community - we want to know about it and let others learn from your experiences. Bottom line: We want to know what the foreign tourists think about Romania. The simple truth, so we can learn from it.
7.5 million tourists visited Romania in 2007, 27% more than 2006. Hotels and motels had been built, renovated and marketed. The offer is wide and unique: beaches, the Danube delta, mountains, and spa resorts - all four seasons have something interest
The International Day of Families is 15 May every year. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, this annual observance reflects the importance the international community attaches to families regarding their situation around the world. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to the family as the basic unit of society as well as to promote appropriate action to recognize and promote the importance of families. In this busy world, it is our choice to celebrate this day by doing something with our families. I give you a few ideas to start with: (more…)
The International Day of Families is 15 May every year. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, this annual observance reflects the importance the international community attaches to families
Ei, acum te uiţi la cană, Că s-a spart! Dar dă-o-n foc! Nu-mi fi inimă duşmană Când vezi răul lângă mine - Haide, prinde-mă mai bine De mijloc! Uite-mi hainele, ca spuma, Le-am ţesut cu mâna mea; Zici în gândul tău acuma:
2008 is the International Year of Languages. UNESCO is launching an invitation to celebrate the diversity of languages, under the slogan “Languages matter!”. On 21st of February the World celebrates the International Mother Language Day, a great opportunity to think about the “recognition of linguistic diversity and the importance of multilingual education”. Speaking for myself, I’ve never heard of this holiday until now. A quick google on Romanian pages shows me that I’m not the only one: only 4 results for “ziua internationala a limbilor materne” and 10 results for 2008 “anul international al limbilor”. We have a new holiday here! What shall we do with it? Well, I thing this is a good opportunity to:
A new book about healthy eating hit the stores: "Traiesc, deci ma abtin" (I live, therefore I abstain) by Doctor Mihaela Bilic. The book is interesting enough to not skip any page and gives you good reasons not to give up any diet you have started so far. I do recommend it to those who still have questions about healthy habits for eating. Here are a few details for the book: - Web-site: doctorbilic.com (only in Romanian; it has an order form) - Size: 174 pages with many pictures and very legible. - Price: 49,9 lei / 13.5 euros / 19.6 usd - recommended by: Mihaela Radulescu, Teo Trandafir, Loredana Groza, Andreea Raicu, Andreea Berecleanu and Oana Cuzino - as far as I know, the book is available only in Romanian. (more…)
I like to watch the Discovery Channels, especially the Travel & Living channel. I watch it while having dinner (it is not healthy, I know :) ), I listen to it while I do house work and I watch it before bed time. Recently, I've noticed an increase in the number of culinary shows: 1. No reservations, with Anthony Bourdain 2. Feast Bazaar, with Berry Verra 3. Local Flavors, with Joan Cusack 4. Bizarre Foods, with Andrew Zimmern 5. World Café Asia, with Bobby Chin 6. Chic Eats (more…)
I like to watch the Discovery Channels, especially the Travel & Living channel. I watch it while having dinner (it is not healthy, I know :) ), I listen to it while I do house work and I watch it before bed time. Recently, I've noticed an incre