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... and such inspiration. Go and live your lives everyone! Joan was worried that I'd stay up too late so she wouldn't have a glass of wine with me. I think she is just trying to impress her friends that are now getting my blog : ) We did have a drink with Wendy and Mike, as well as Phil and Joanne and Dave and Carol. We said good bye to the Polish Prince. All are great people.
New phrase... "I had me a doze..." I assume that's a nap.
... an art museum I had found online that she had never been to. It took us a while to find, but gave us the opportunity to stop for street food – my favorite way, I decided, to eat like a Romanian! According to Sorina, Romanians don’t pack their lunch. In fact, Sorina bought a lunch box in the United States because she thought it was so novel and useful. Instead Romanians stop at one of the many, many street food stands – there are more of them than in New ...
... the bus. Instead we used taxis which were very cheap and seemed to be there whenever we needed one. First we went to the Palace of the Parliament - a huge building, actually the 2nd biggest administrative building in the world with only the pentagon being bigger. During the 80's over 40 % of the country's GDP was spent on its construction. The building extends 12 floors high with another 4 floors underground. The tour was really interesting and the building ...
While walking to the waterfront, we met up with a funeral procession with the deceased family member displayed in open casket on trailer pulled behind a tractor. Dave concluded that she must have been a farmer and the tractor used was used to symbolize her life. The family members and friends walked ahead and behind. One lady carried a round loaf of bread or cake with a candle in it. No music.
... as a potatoe on a stick by locals (a justifiable description I must admit).
Romania, like Australia, also uses plastic money. Apparently this was introduced in the early 90s as a foreign advisor told the politicians in power at the time that they should be using more plastic money (ie credit cards) to help the economy, however they took this advice literally and they now, uh, have money that is made from plastic. oops.
Despite the constant satire and ...