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Feb
18
2008
Simply Surprising7.5 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. travel in RomaniaBottom 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
Feb
12
2008
International Mother Language Day2008 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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
How are you going to celebrate this international year of languages? What interesting events are taking place in your community?
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