Romanian Survival Book

November 21, 2006


Filed under: Romanian symbols — darian @ 2:38 am

Romanian national car, resembling the old Dacian territory name, the proud and glory of Ceausescu, a piece of resistance today on the streets of Bucharest. I don’t know much about the technicalities of Dacia, nor about other things connected, so feel free to get involved. I just know that few artists did few things on Dacia, I have bought a book about it last year as a present for a foreign in Bucharest, I should have got one for me too. Also, I have seen all over Bucharest the contour of Dacia on the walls as an ad-hoc stencil, very small drawing, but pretty, as being done by a child. I like it and an American friend asked me about it more than once…..So, there must be some more symbolism behind Dacia than I know or think at right now (picture by Maura Pitton, via

@ 1:56 PM   9 comments links to this post



  1. Anthony Adams said…
    Dacia–the region-ancient-through to now–and Dacia the car–the car production company—as you’re mentioning w/ the ties to Ceaucescu’s reign and the production of the car tied to the economic and social success or demise of Romania -then and now–Region and auto having to do w/ the pride and glory of Romania–tied w/ an artist’s rendering on the streets of and more–a young child stenciling something about still definitely qualifies as important artwork to me(got your attention for your post here too)–hey I’ll admit I need to do a bit of homework here to really get involved in a discussion about the subject you’ve chosen–I’m definitely here to learn–I’ll go do a bit of searching and reading on the matter and come back for a more informed post.—Claudia I appreciate the way you’ve chosen to post your view on the matter so far—you’ve provided a sense of enlightenment here for me in the day—and as I’ve said–inspiration to become better informed about one of my favorite subjects—Romania.—Anthony Adams

    16 September, 2006

    cafegirl said…
    I appreciate your courage and creativity with this site. I am a foreigner living in Romania for 6 years. Many things have become “normal” for me now, but others I’ll never understand.
    I would love to see an article on the “curent” or draught that has Romanians so paranoid!

    17 September, 2006

    claudia darian said…
    Hi cafegirl. What do you mean by ‘curent’ or draught…the idea behind it, could you detail on that a little.

    17 September, 2006

    riliescu said…
    Nice blog you have here 🙂

    I strongly encourage you to continue.

    All the best,
    Radu Iliescu

    18 September, 2006

    Vlad Nanca said…
    i lurrrrrrrrrrve it!

    18 September, 2006

    Alan Williamson said…
    cafegirl is probably talking about the Romanian aversion to air currents…. breezes… the wind blowing on the back of the neck. One could write a book on that… and how impossible it is to convince a “bunica” on the train to let the window down a little bit when traveling in the summer


    19 September, 2006

    Anonymous said…
    To be fair, you should add a picture of a Solenza, Super Nova, or Logan. They are really nice looking Dacias.

    Also, where is your article on the Trebants? LOL!

    26 September, 2006

    claudia darian said…
    🙂 funny; for the point I wanted to make this old Dacia are just fine. Why don’t you write an article on Trabants.

    26 September, 2006

    Anonymous said…
    very nice shot

    Comment by dizzyggg — November 21, 2006 @ 2:39 am | Reply

  2. Yes, the Dacia Logan/Renault/Nissan is a descent car. I had the (dis) pleasure of flogging a brand new one from Bucharest through the north, in a great circle of the country last Fall – 2006. My only gripe is that is is severely underpowered, as I found out in the mountains.

    I made that “mule” work, and the revs needed to be quite high, and gas pedal floored for the climbs. In that 2 weeks, I drove thousands of kilo’s, and had quite a few experiences.

    North of Brasov, I encountered a vehicle driving on the left side of the road in the mountains. I happily flew by it. Then a chase ensued, with 4 individuals in that vehicle. It was white, and I don’t know what make. The bastards kept after me, and about 15 minutes later they caught up and passed me, as I slowed down. They then stopped perpendicular in the road, at which point I braked slightly, and went right around them! The chase was on again, and the annoying Oana and Elena then urged me to pull over, as they saw a uniform on the passenger in the right seat.

    So I pulled over, and wouldn’t you know but the passenger was an off-duty cop! The four individuals were pretty young, 23ish, but the a-hole in the police uniform was looking for trouble. His claims of “passing on the wrong side of the road, etc…” Blah, blah, blah… This crap went on for about half an hour. With Elena telling me to not give him my USA drivers license, etc… So I give him my SCCA racing license instead. And the dumbass didn’t know what to make of it, and finally let us go. Mostly due to Elena’s arguments, as she is a lawyer in Bucharest.

    But the “drama” went on and on, with Oana crying like a baby for the ordeal – next 3 hours. She was thinking of “the basement” and never being seen again, although I thought the whole thing was extremely funny! Sorry for the ramble, but when I hear the word Dacia…

    Comment by God Savethequeen — July 30, 2007 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

  3. Da, I do not lie, and I must post a foto of dear Dacia and me, as I spoke about her earlier.

    He (she?) was very, VERY good to me, and I will do the same.

    Keep the peace, and the honor, if I may. For both country, and automobile..

    I ask only peace, and an honest Romanian woman… He, heeeeeee!!!

    Peace, Johnny C.

    foto is coming…

    Comment by God Savethequeen — August 7, 2007 @ 3:16 am | Reply

  4. Hello, its pleasant piece of writing about media print,
    we all be familiar with media is a impressive source of data.

    Comment by Mittelkonsole — August 15, 2014 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

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