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Having cycled in mediterranean countries, I am used to the agricultural crops of wine and (olive)oil. They alternate each other in the landscape, the wine mainly on the slopes, the oil trees on other places.
New to me is the combination of wine and crude oil, as we found in the Walachian region. It makes an interesting landscape. Not sure whether the the taste of the one influences the taste of the other.
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Our host in Bucarest, Mircea, told us about father Manuel in Urlati and the good work he his doing with the young persons from the village. And so we decided to go there and meet him.
Not all kids have a pleasant home, for several reasons. It might be that their parents are no longer alive, or in jail. Also, the children might share a tiny little house with ...
... amp; her husband Montana Opa's great niece, her mother Lucia - wife of Opa's nephew and Catalin a very good family friend who has offered to be our translator. Thank goodness for him! We speak no Romanian. Lucia has the most beautiful fresh roses for us all and I felt so bad that I had not brought anything Australian with me. Our driver Christian has been arranged for us for the time we are here and that has worked out to be fantastic. Check into very ...
... were there the smell was just
bloody awful - people in a dining carriage smoking with no windows
open. Mum thought she was in heaven! Even the conductors and stewards
were seated down the back of the carriage happily puffing away. Moving
to the dining carriage turned out to be a big mistake. Many many
Romanian drinks later with Gheorge our Romanian steward I staggered to
bed on the top bunk around ...
... Dracula and all other vampires with garlic...
The Internet was a knock-out.
But you can't blame them. Who needs to know about this country otherwise then in those rare situations when your job takes you here, Some of are were born here and don't wanna hear about it any longer. Why should others give us any credit ...