Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Puppets, comedy, books and garage sale in Cluj

Puppets: October 15-19
You are warmly invited to enjoy one of the best ways to defy gravity – the art of puppetry, at Puck International Festival on Puppet and Marionette Theaters, on I.C Bratianu Street.

Comedy: October 12-21
If you want to see the story of a war hero and petty criminal Limun who, through a series of humorous coincidences, agrees to protect Belgrade gay pride after the police refuse to do it, go and see The Parade, at Comedy Cluj International Film Festival. Or you are more interested in the of a cat living a double life in Paris?

Books: October 19-21
If you'd rather be reading visit the first edition of Bookfest in Cluj-Napoca, in Central Park.

Garage Sale: October 21
Garage sale is fun! Go to THIS one, organized by Stilistele, in Friends, on David Ferenc Street.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Elephant Parade

Colonel Hathi is bringing THE jungle patrol in Cluj-Napoca. 
The parade is this Sunday, starting 11 AM sharp, from Grigorescu neighborhood to downtown (see the map), along Somes river banks.


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Cluj Marathon 2012

On Sunday 22, Cluj hosted the Marathon.

A lot more than last year, friends and acquaintances got into running and participated in the 4 races, marathon, halfmarathon, people race and even children race. Pardon, we did not! Neither Chuck Norris. Thus we have no tips and tricks for runners but some digests of what we've learned about how friends and family can best support their runners.

Let the runner find you.
It is extremely difficult to spot your favorite runner on the race. After the top 50, the crowds get quite thick, everyone looks the same and it's difficult to project when your friend will come by. What works much better is if your friend finds you. Tell them where you'll be, and they'll likely to find you. Even more, consider carrying something distinctive so they can spot you from a distance.

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Come bearing gifts.
Usually what all your marathoner friends need from you is a big smile and words of ecouragement but there is a small chance they'll have a desperate look on their face, praying that you have in your possession whatever it is that they need (e.g., vaseline,  a bandage to cover a blister, spretzels, something to sip).
Be prepared, and you'll be a hero if they need you, but know they probably won't, and don't be insulted if they just blow by. This is their moment!

Almost finished.
DO NOT tell runners they are "almost finished" unless they are at Kilometer Marker 42.

Treat them gingerly at the end.
For most runners, the race is physically and emotionally exhausting and unnerving.

Talk, talk, talk.
Let the runner talk about the experience for several weeks. Be patient, is their time, let them enjoy it and relive it!
Results here.

Photos courtesy of several Friends and Cluj International Marathon.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Absolutely Fabulous Marathon this week-end in Cluj

On April 21st, tomorrow, the fabulous team Diana Enciu & Alina Tanasa will welcome you in our town at the Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Fair, from 12 to 8PM, on the 4th floor of Central Store.

More than 40 fashion exhibitors, fab gifts, great music and a very cheerful atmosphere is waiting for You!

Disclaimer: this marathon is not 26.2 Miles. The one organized on Sunday is the running marathon.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Enjoy Spring in Cluj

We think we've waited long enough for this to bloom. Enjoy Spring in Cluj-Napoca!

Photo courtesy of Carmen M.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter in Cluj

If You need more proofs that winter prevailed in Cluj-Napoca, here they are.

Snowy, snowy, snowy!!!

Stay tuned as more photos are about to be uploaded tonight by the courtesy of Carmen Marcu.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Winter has finally arrived in Cluj-Napoca

Winter got serious today in our town!!!

Luckily, a picture is worth a thousand words because we lack inspiration today.

Photos courtesy of various Friends.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter fun in Faget Forest

My friends got out of town for a little while for the Sunday ordinary walk on a beautiful, crisp January day, just after the first real snowfall of the season.

Walking into Faget Forest is already a tradition in our group. The essence of these walks is all about having fun exploring the forest and getting lost from time to time. Sometimes walking distances are not modest as we journey through the forest in the company of our local guides, C and Jo (C's dog), but...we survived till now!

Usually we combine the winter walk with an energizing snowball fight and sliding!

Leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the peace and tranquility of the forest. In the silence you can be one with the nature! Except when Jo is barking!!!

Should you have questions concerning winter walking in Faget Forest, do contact us, we happily send you in the forest with C and Jo.

Photos courtesy of Carmen Marcu.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Way We Spent the Beginning of the Year 2012

Skating, skating, skating and searching out a few moments of ridiculous happiness.....

...with some good friends!

Happy New Year!

Photos courtesy of Carmen Marcu.
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