Hemingway’s Love Affair with Floridita’s Daiquiri & Writing

Hemingway is great writer & Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner. Yet, his legend goes as far as saying that he outfished, outhunted and outdrank most of his contemporaries. This article reflects on how Papa managed to successfully mix drinking with writing!



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21 Romanian Communist Jokes

Here are some of those communist jokes reflecting the reality of the Romanian people during the communist regime. For better understanding, I tried to give you the context of that time. Have fun reading it

The Romanian IA – The Fashion Icon Designers #givecredit

Thanks to French painter Henri Matise the Romanian IA turned from an ethnic blouse into a fashion icon. It become an amazing source of inspiration for many design house! Read the story

When Fashion Designers Forget to #givecredit

Tom Ford, Joseph Altuzzara, Tory Burch, Isabel Marant, Emilio Pucci and other fashion designers seem to believe it’s ok to profit from the cultural heritage of local cultures without honouring the people who preserve it for thousands of years. Read the new story

Wearing Romanian IA on the Wedding Day

This is a very precious family story! The story about people who loved so much the Romanian traditional costumes they wore it on their wedding day. See unique pictures

La Blouse Roumaine and Henri Matisse

The Romanian IA or La Blouse Roumaine as it came to be known has a long lasting love story with French painter Henri Matisse. This is their story! Read the story



These are few of the most read articles  Romanian cultures, traditions and national symbols.

The Magical Garlic of All People

Garlic protection goes much further than the vampire repellant reputation. All over the world garlic-related traditions are closely linked with abundance, crops, women, children, soul, good luck & much more … Find out more

Garlic & Vampire Stories

Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, made famous Romania’s belief that garlic wards off the vampires. But, when you start really looking for the truth, things look very different. Romans, Greeks, Indians, Mongolians, Egyptians and so many more share the same belief. Read more

Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

“Daiquiri like Papa” or “Papa Doble” are the old names of this rum cocktail honoring Hemingway. Today we call it “Hemingway Daiquiri”. Prepare this Daiquiri and you’ll drink exactly what Papa enjoyed the most at his beloved El Floridita Bar. Give it a try!

The Macaques of Monkey Forest in Ubud

The macaques rule over the 12.5 hectares of the The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Bali. It’s the kind of place where you can spend a full day without getting bored. See them in action

The Evil Eye

Just as the garlic has been thought to ward off vampires or other evil spirits, it is also found in the mythology of countries as a repellant for what is generally known as Evil Eye. Read the full story