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... Romanians are mainly Eastern Orthodox, but many of its churches look like Catholic churches because of Hungarian influence.
We had lunch near Bran Castle, and I was able to take some pictures. I was lucky enough to be able to shop for some great souvenirs in the area, including grabbing a pair of wool slippers for 20 lei ($5.) I ate traditional "bulz" for lunch, which was rich and full of meat and polenta. I do like this food, but I don't know that I could ...
... rolls. It was very good!
Other notes on Romania:
- Unlike the most of Europe now, smoking is allowed in a lot of places, including restaurants. Not a fan of that.
... even though I was helping, it's just not something you do like that. We must blend in like a treat though because we get asked directions and all sorts of things in Romanian all the time! A few times I've managed to help them anyway and use the few Romanian words I know, but others we just have to say no sorry! We are learning quite a bit though because of course the babies only use basic words and the nurses at the hospital speak with basic words to them- so we're ...
... tried to explain what he thought I wanted while I scoured the glass cases looking for wipes. I found diapers (sold individually) in one case and miscellaneous baby products in another before I spotted the typical teal pampers package. They were 8lei, but wouldn't take the 20€ note which is all I had on me-- so Josef bought them. Once back in the car it turned out Ben had some lei so we were able to pay him back straight away. ...
... steaks with puree, all very nice. As we were quite exhausted after lunch we more or less collapsed and had an afternoon nap, after which we headed out down the street to get haircuts and now we are just waiting for Tibi to arrive home from work so that we can go into the old city and see all the Christmas lights.
*Internet here is mind-blowing: 94 Mbps down, 80 Mbps up. Australia won't catch up to these speeds for 10+ years.