East of the West, West of the East

I’m headed out to Romania again today, this time back to Iași. I found it oddly appropriate that this comic was published today and I’m headed to a place that is straddling geographical and political, historical and present-day definitions of “East” and “West”.


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It’s still not the Eastern-most part of Europe in which my company does business, but I can only think of 3 more European offices or factories further East than Iași.

I’ll be back really late Friday night.

4 thoughts on “East of the West, West of the East”

  1. Jul

    I think this is why I have directional dyslexia. When I’m in Europe, I instinctively flip east and west, and have to really think about it each time to get it right. Even after 8 years here. Sigh.

  2. Cliff

    I think I’m getting better at it.

    I was counting my passport stamps on one of the flights today.

    This is my 10th trip to Romania in 2 years to the week.

  3. ann

    Wow. I thought I was the only one. I kept making the same mistake over and over again in the draft of my thesis and my German editors thoguth I was nuts.

  4. cliff1976

    Could it have something to do with orientation (ha!) towards the Atlantic?

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