Craiova - Day 2 April 27th 2010 My morning began with the announcement that, in honor of my first visit to Craiova, the city was shutting off the water supply for the next 24 hours. After confirming that was, in fact, the case, the only option was to grin and bare it and help myself to a quite nice breakfast, as provided by the Europa Hotel.
G. and a friend fetched me at about 11 and we proceeded on another walking tour, as s ... read more
Europe » Romania » Oltenia » Dolj » Craiova The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
I am returning to Romania for the 6th or 7th time. I have a personal affinity for Romania.
Since 2004 I have sent almost 90,000 English language books to schools and libraries in all corners of the country, most of them staffed by Peace Corps workers. Those interested in this program should contact me. Provisions are being made to accept sponsors for teachers or one-time cash donations in the US or Romania. 400 RON / $150 will send about 5 boxes of English language books to an American Peace Corps teacher there. A new batch of teachers is being trained now and will be deployed in September.... full info