The Covid Covet – Romanian edition Sher is a (so far) 5 year visitor to the suburbs of Bucharest. She’swife to a British, International School Teacher, a mom to 2 young copii,1 pug and 1 cat. She has formerly been a Journalist, copywriter,English and yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist. She’s studying to be aMarriage and family Counselor. A native Canadian, she comes to Romaniaafter a decade in Asia. Sher is spending this lock-down at home with hercrew, exhausted and just a little bit worried…just like you. Here, a few goodies she’s using to get her through it all. Things I am loving now…Online shopping: this has always been an enjoyable way to spend time andmoney, and in Ro you can have almost anything delivered, fast, and for abargain. Here are the sites that have served me best: 1.The Stitch newsletter.Written by former UN folks, and specialists in public health (living inPipera no less!), this is a great commentary on how we should all bebehaving now, and several other cool public health insights, somespecifically Romanian – for those who need to know.*Inside tip: Sign up to get this directly to your in-box. 2. eMAG Take a pass on making Jeff Bezos richer… in need for Amazon if youcan find it here. Shop thousands of items large and small (andapparently food too?) We’ve ordered batteries, tea, a new laundry bin,and nail polish…to name just a few items. Aah, creature comforts.* inside tip: pay for items with a card, and have delivery to your door.Using the fast boxes at strip malls means leaving the house. Nou bine.I’ve got a huge list of sites I’ll share with you in coming days andweeks. 3. Netflix. Duh. Never ever in the history of chilling has chillingbeen so absolutely necessary. So go for it, Netflix and chill. Of courseyou could choose the deliciously vapid Love Is Blind, Cheer or NailedIt, or try a documentary like Untamed Romania to inform yourself. Bestyet – go for one of many stand up comedies to give yourself a verynecessary laugh.Oh, P.S., the new Westworld is on HBO GO now. You’re welcome.*Inside tip: Maybe keep it light – like perhaps don’t watch Pandemic ifyou can be easily triggered? Things are serious enough now dears. 4. Uber eats As long as you don’t expect customer service or the personal touch – butJUST WANT A BURGER/SUSHI/GYROS now, damnit!….this will do. Of courseit’s geographically limited to what is near you.*Inside tip: many restaurants have 241 offers right now.Add a tip for the driver with your card to limit handling germy cash. 5. Free apps! Try meditation, a new workout, or enjoy award winningInternational Journalism without a pay-wall (Hello New York Times!) Thislist from 9to5mac has some real gems.*Inside tip: Most of these were originally posted FREE till April 1, buthave extended based on this ongoing lock-down period – check each tosee what the cut-off date is for FREE trial. DownDog for yoga and Calmfor meditation are my faves! I’ll share more with you soon again. Until then, keep your hands cleanand hearts open. Sanatate! Long term Romanian visitor Sher Martelle-Climas Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.