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Visit sunny Molvanîa! The guidebook is here. Just don't mix them up with Moldavia. They hate that.
posted by trondant (16 comments total)
some damn fine lookin' women, i tells ya! ROWR!
posted by quonsar at 10:05 PM on April 28, 2004

Actually, this is Moldova, not to be confused with the region of Romania of the same name.

While they are ethnic Romanians, they were alternately controlled by Romania and Russia over the last hundred years or so, but are now somewhat independent (except for the chunk still in Romania). There remains the strong possibility that they will rejoin Romania in the near future.

Sorry, I'm done now...
posted by loquax at 10:08 PM on April 28, 2004

posted by quonsar at 10:11 PM on April 28, 2004

Yeah, I know.
posted by loquax at 10:12 PM on April 28, 2004

In explanation, my background is Romanian. Are there any more of us on here? Come on, we can speak for the New Europe! Leave Miguel in the past!

No Hungarians allowed. Or Molvanians.

Just kidding, Molvanians are OK.

OK fine, Hungarians too.
posted by loquax at 10:34 PM on April 28, 2004

My girlfriend and I had a bottle of wine from Moldova, and it was pretty decent.
posted by chl at 10:34 PM on April 28, 2004

Kind of reminds me of the time I drank too much and got lost hiking in the Azores. I took a wrong turn in the hills and almost got killed by wild dogs. As for all of you booking your flights to Molvania, "Wakuz Dro Brungka Spazibo". No really, you'll need one.
posted by orbit at 10:48 PM on April 28, 2004

so, that's poindextriu, then, or something.


And having once had a Romanian girlfriend, um, yeah, some "damn fine lookin' women!" sums it up.

Also: by the whiskers of Kurvi-Tasch, I swear Molvani-whatsit must be right next to Syldavia and Borduria!
posted by mwhybark at 10:49 PM on April 28, 2004

The Molvania book was written by some famous Australian comedians (the guys that are on The Panel, for those who've seen it). They also wrote the screenplay for The Castle, which is one of the funniest movies of the last ten years.
posted by web-goddess at 11:07 PM on April 28, 2004

Loquax: of late we in Portugal have been blessed with an impressive amount of Moldavians and Ukrainian immigrants. After about six months, they inexplicably sound like Portuguese (my English mother has lived here for over 50 years with no such luck) - and act like us too.

I will have nothing said against them. Slavs rule! :)

P.S. Great post, trondant - really interesting and amusing. Thanks!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:09 AM on April 29, 2004

Fair enough Miguel, Slavs do, in fact rule (however Romanians and Moldovans are not Slavs but latin peoples). And the Portuguese are always welcome in beautiful Bucharest, or somewhat less so Chisinau, for that matter.

And mwhybark, you just blew my mind with that reference. By the whiskers of Kurvi-Tasch indeed.
posted by loquax at 7:21 AM on April 29, 2004

I'm from Bucharest, now studying in US. [/meta]
posted by MzB at 8:09 AM on April 29, 2004

MzB: Buna! Ce faci? :-)
posted by wdpeck at 1:12 AM on May 1, 2004

Salutare! :-)
posted by MzB at 5:13 AM on May 1, 2004

Salut tuturor, ma bucur mult sa va gasesc aici !
posted by Masi at 1:54 PM on May 2, 2004

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