1 Decembrie – La Multi Ani, Romania! / December, 1 – Happy Birthday, Romania!

La multi ani, romani! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUgIyYlMqII[/youtube] Tudor Gheorghe is a well known Romanian folk ballad singer, who sings his own compositions. This ballad, entitled “There, Is My Country” is nicely illustrated by images from Romania. I found this the best way … Continue reading

Ziua Tuturor Sfintilor – Cimitirul Central din Viena

Azi, 1 noiembrie, catolicii sarbatoresc Ziua Tuturor Sfintilor, iar maine este Ziua Tuturor Sufletelor. O sarbatoare asemanatoare ca semnificatie cu Ziua Mortilor, pe care romanii ortodocsi o serbeaza in Dumineca Tomi, prima dumineca dupa Paste. In Banat si Transilvania, sub … Continue reading

Arigato, Japonia! 29. Fushimi Inari / Arigato, Japan! 29. Fushimi Inari

The first structure of this shrine has been erected in 711 in the South-West of Kyoto, but has been relocated to the actual place in 815. During the Heian era, the shrine entered under imperial authority.  It is a place … Continue reading

Arigato, Japonia! 2. La Kyoto prin…Istanbul / Arigato, Japan! To Kyoto via…Istanbul

I knew that April is the month when one can see Istanbul full of tulips due to the Tulip Festival. It is the 7th edition now, and I wanted to go to Emirgan Park, the place where all the events … Continue reading

Momente din Seul 14. Schimb de garda la palat / Seoul Moments 14. The Enactment of the Royal Guards Change

After I have seen many k-drama with historical subject, I am familiarized with the Joseon period atmosphere, so I was looking forward to follow the enactment of the  royal guards exchange. It was a colourful spectacle, admired by many people … Continue reading

Momente din Seul 10. O nunta regala / Seoul Moments 10. Enactment of a Royal Wedding

In different places in the city, Koreans organize enactments of historical or traditional events. A lot of tourists gather there to see, to take photos or to film. It is a good opportunity to teach others your traditions and history, … Continue reading