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Europe » Romania » Moldova » Bacau September 24th 2012

Here is our quote from the team lead(s) and attached is our team picture from Comanesti Romania. Names left to right Bottom Row: Karin Vukich, Becky Teschke, Deb Countney, Carrie Herrmann, Wende Arnoldussen, Ray Sorenson, Noreen Hannemann Back Row: Mike Martin, Paul Johnston, Pam Wilda, Dennis DeBoth, Heather Hesse,Don Stingle,Britt Lindley Quote from team leads... It's incredible to work for an organization that gives employees the opportunity to demonstrate to those in need, not only generosity, but also how to serve others. We are able to put to action both our values of faith and that of Thrivent Financial through our Thrivent Way mission and values. Our team is passionate about the need to demonstrate the values of volunteerism to those that have both personal need as well as the will to change the problem of ... read more

Europe » Romania » Moldova » Bacau » Comanesti September 24th 2012

"Karin, you missed a spot!" -- Yes, we spent most of they day painting - or 'var' as they refer to it in Romania. The problem is, it wasn't the wall that was missing paint, just her left knee! The 'white wash' paint wasn't as thick as we were used too, so most of us painters today took a bath in white. Others enjoyed putting down flooring with a cork looking design. Our co-workers for the day included Radu, Dante, Cipriah, and Viarsales as well as our Habitat contact Christina. The weather was beautiful, sunny in the low 80s. We realized our spot as we sat and enjoyed our freshly made chicken schnitzel and fries and tomato -- while the workers walked away to enjoy their bread with salt. Poverty exists even with those lucky enough ... read more

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest September 23rd 2012

The entire team rolled into Romania from various parts of the US and a few from Brussels (early travelers)! We enjoyed each other's company last night at Carul cu Bere which seemed to be the most popular place in town. The waitor put together a spread of appetizers including traditional mix of tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, eggplant, various cheese (sheep, head, cream) and meats (liverwurst, sausage, raw bacon). Paul found it challenging to try everything while others grimaced. Once to the main courses, we saw a mix of stuffed squash, cabbage leaves, and wine leaves with mincemeat, while others select various sausages or chicken dishes. Compliments included 'baked potato', beans, or palenta. Most of us tried the local beer as well as 'Carlsburg' -- a beer from Denmark. Don and Britt were pressured into dancing ... read more

Duminica, 26.08.2012, am ajuns si pe Transfagarasan, parcurgandu-l de la Sibiu spre Curtea de Arges. E frumos, fara sa fie unic. Mi-am propus un weekend la cabana Balea, par a se putea face cateva trasee interesante. Foarte aglomerat din pacate, cel putin in weekend... read more

O sosea frumoasa, care iti pune masina la incercare. din pacate doar zona Ranca e cu adevarat pitoreasca. De mentionat si trovantii de la Costesti, un fund de mare aflat acum la 500 de metri pe care au ramas niste bolovani uriasi... read more


Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Sibiu » Sibiu August 25th 2012

Un oras interesant, cu o zona pietonala ok. am stat la hotel Silva (250 lei, aprox 60 Euro) Hotelul are 3 stele si le merita din plin. Singurul dezavantaj (minor) a fost lipsa aerului conditionat.... read more

Europe » Romania August 15th 2012

Well, considering we are all back in New Zealand now, I thought I would wrap up the Travel Blog with some of what we got up to from Bosnia onwards. I left the last blog with us exiting Sarajevo (and Bosnia) on route to Belgrade, Serbia. The train ride to Belgrade was one of the least enjoyable of the trip … it was long, hot, and even broke down at one stage. As Air Conditioning, I had our water bottle holding the window open, which at one of the stations I managed to knock out the window so we went most of the journey with no water whatsoever! Did I mention the train ride was long and hot … and slow too. We ended up going back up into Croatia before coming down into Serbia and ... read more
Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia
Niamhie and Daddy, Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia
Niamhie and Taryn, Kalemegdan, Belgrade, Serbia

Europe » Romania » Dobrogea » Marea Neagra » Neptun August 5th 2012

Doar o vizita scurta, din 2 Mai spre Bucuresti. O plaja demna de remarcat, asemanatoare ce cea de la Mamaia, chiar langa plaja privata a presedintelui si o terasa cu preturi decenta aflata pe terasa acestei plaje cu vedere la mare... read more

Europe » Romania » Dobrogea » Marea Neagra » 2 Mai August 2nd 2012

Ne-am cazat la celebra statiune la Casa Daniela. Pret 120 lei / noapte (aprox 26 euro). Un sat pitoresc...prin nimic. 3 terase kitch si atat. Plaja, ca la Vama, cu pietre si murdara. Peisajul din spatele plajei e deprimant. Cazarea nu s-a remarcat prin nimic. O casa cu 2 etaje, pe sub usa batea vantul, dus fara presiune, televizor 'sport'. Fara piscina, aer conditionat. De mentionat drumul pe plaja pana in Vama plin de scoici superbe si de cadavre de pesti morti si faptul ca taxiul 2 Mai - Vama era 15 lei.... read more
Camera Casa Daniela

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest August 1st 2012

De ce? Pentru ca vreau sa imi amintesc toate locurile in care am fost. Stiu ca este tarziu, ca nu voi apuca sa scriu despre Paris, Londra, Cehia, Croatia...dar mai bine mai tarziu decat niciodata.... read more

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