Putna monastery - 1470

Putna monastery was built in 1470 by prince Stephen the Great in Moldavia (Suceava county); the monastery serves as his resting place.

Stephen the Great fully acquired his surname after fighting relentlessly for half a century (from 1457 to 1504) to keep his small country away from the foreign occupation of a much bigger enemy – the Ottoman empire. 139 more words

Eastern Europe

Moldavian tochitura

There are quite a few different tochitura recipes such as Moldavian, country-style, Oltenian, shepherd’s tochitura, etc. I chose the Moldavian style being the one often made in my home. 65 more words


Próxima Parada : “Não países”

Este ano de 2014 terei mais uma boa oportunidade de viajar. Desta vez será 1 mês inteirinho. Desde o leste africano em 2011 que não tinha este tempo, fico até tonto em olhar pro mapa mundi e escolher. 516 more words


Arms of Moldavia

Blazon: Gules a bull’s head caboshed, in chief a molet of five points, in base dexter a sun, and in base sinister a crescent increscent, all or


Top of the Pile #11: Radu Rosetti

This will be the first Romanian book I’ve read since I started doing Top of the Pile. I couldn’t find an English translation, so I chose to use the author’s name in titling this post. 242 more words