Saturday, February 28, 2009


Spring is here! I went outside without a coat today, so it's official.

On March 1st Romanians celebrate the coming of spring with Martisor (mar-tsi-shore). The sidewalks are lined with vendors selling flowers and trinkets to celebrate the holiday. Here's a link for those who are interested in the history of the holiday.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I need to start carrying my camera around with me. These early days in Bucharest are full of first impressions just begging to be recorded. Yesterday's snapshot would have been of the Bolivian music group performing outside our Metro entrance ... dressed as American Indians with feather headdresses to the ground.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Home Sweet Home

A teammate helped us through the apartment hunting process and when he saw our options he told us that God really wants us in Bucharest. God had prepared the perfect place for our family to live. Here's a bird's eye view...

10 Things We Love About Bucharest

We have been enjoying our new hometown over the last few weeks. Since we were offline and unable to share all the interesting and exciting things we ran into, I'll catch up with a list ...

10. Buying fresh bread from the bakery around the corner every day.

9. Parks, parks everywhere.

8. Nicer subway trains than Chicago!

7. Flower shops on (almost) every corner

6. Shoarma (our new favorite fast food)

5. Our landlady, Mina

4. Our teammates

3. Our apartment

2. Green grass and growing flowers in February

1. The warm, friendly Romanian people