Tag Archives: Cluj

The homeless non-beggar

Shortly after midnight at the train station of Cluj in Romania. The night train to Targu Mures has been canceled without any information about the underlying reason, let alone a replacement train or even a bus. With my broken Romanian, … Continue reading

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Is Romania a Third-World Country?

No, of course it is not. But one could be lead to believe so, looking at the list of projects carried out by an organization that donates shoes to poor children. Besides Cambodia, Laos, Nicaragua and Timor-Leste, they have a project in … Continue reading

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Airport in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The hangars at Cluj-Napoca airport in Romania look like this:Ok, there is also one of these modern blocks of concrete now, like you see them everywhere else. But I appreciated that the old hangar hadn’t been demolished. That way I could … Continue reading

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Hopeful Ducks

Unfortunately, we had no food for them. Actually, we were beginning to get hungry ourselves, so the ducks should be happy that we didn’t take one of them with us. Photographed in the Central Park in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by my … Continue reading

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A few Alms for the Church

You know these donation boxes at airports, where you are supposed to drop the change that you couldn’t spend during your vacation? Often they are made of glass, for you to see how generous other travelers have been. So you pull … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (53) Recycling

Recycling in Germany: Recycling in Romania:

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One is Michael the Brave, at one time the Prince of Wallachia, Transylvania and Moldova, and the first Romanian ruler to rule over these three principalities together, albeit only for half a year. The other one used to play football. One … Continue reading

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Is this a Police Car or an Ambulance?

Either way, it doesn’t spell good news for law enforcement or the emergency services in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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First or second class?

At the train station in Cluj-Napoca, Romania: – First class or second class? – What’s the difference? – Well… To be fair, this was not one of the operational trains. It had just been parked at the train station, waiting … Continue reading

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Is Cluj-Napoca the cleanest city in Europe?

And another record for Romania! The city with the cleanest air in Europe is Cluj-Napoca. That’s at least what the French “Association Nationale pour la Préservation et l’Amélioration de la Qualité de l’Air” proclaimed. But they only examined the air quality of the 100 largest … Continue reading

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