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Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara May 27th 2017

Un oras frumos, bine pastrat in arhitectura lui, care merita uneori vara sa poposesti si sa il iei la pas. Am dat si de straduta cu umbrelutele colorate si evident centrul plin cu cafenele, restaurante unde este o placere sa servesti ceva, doar sa gasesti un loc liber. Cazare ceva nou asta dupa review-uri, Pensiunea Andronic, este un pic la periferie, pana in centru ai nevoie de un taxi, dar pentru liniste si oaza de verdeata chiar merita. Pret 120 ron=o noapte/camera. Ni s-au parut cam neprimitoare, reci gazdele care raspund scurt, nu debordeaza de ospitalitate si voie buna, desi spatii de cazare au din plin. Pensiunea avea aer conditionat, tv, parcare generoasa, curata, spatioasa, singura problema era gasirea unui taxi fiind zi de weekend-sambata. Micul dejun este servit in gradina, in foisor si este unul ... read more
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Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara July 27th 2016

At the Romanian border the queue was not that long. Within some minutes we passed the passport check. When you enter Romania by car you also have to pay for using the roads, like all countries. About the price we cannot complain. 3 Euros for a week. The polite and funny guy behind the desk asked me politely if I could pay 4 Euros instead of 3. The old Balkan methods where you have to pay the police and the border guards are not completely disappeared. But for 1 euro extra I won't cause a lot of noise and beside the guy was quite funny, so we can state that the so called soup money is low enough to negligible. Time to continue the road. Since my last visit there was a very pleasant surprise! There ... read more
Timisoara

Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara May 8th 2015

Well folks, it's been 8 days in Romania, but tomorrow I'll be heading back to the previous time zone. I can't believe I've only got 20 more days of this trip. It's also graduation day at UGA in good ol' Athens, GA, and I have quite a few friends participating in that this morning and evening. To all of you: sorry I couldn't be there in person, but I'm proud we all get to be alumni together now. Go Dawgs! Now that I've gotten that out of my system, let me tell you about my day. It started far too early, but after another restless night in a hotel room that was far too warm, I suppose it was a relief to get the day started. I checked out of my hotel, and it was cool ... read more
Colorful buildings on Union Square
Roman Catholic Church + Trinity Monument on Union Square
Civic Park

Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara August 6th 2013

Apologies in advance for this lengthy entry...maybe it's a train trip's reading... Just as I got reacquainted with Macedonia I came up with the bright idea to leave. Not because it wasn’t great being back but it was more about time management. Oh yes, ever the diary manager and organiser. There was some rationalisation involved. My ‘plans’ were to go to Albania again but, as Ramadan had commenced and would continue until early August I thought I might have a better time there once it was all was over. You know, just in case I stay with a family and have to wait until sundown to eat… Anyone who has been with me while I experience a sugar low will know what I mean by that! I need to eat when I need to eat -there ... read more
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Bucharest, Romania
Bus stop outside Bistrita monastery

Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara June 23rd 2013

It is sort of arrogant to just write like this into the universe. With 52,000 hits, someone must be reading, but it still feels a little arrogant to me. When I was a kid, my father kept a calendar over the sink in his bathroom. In the morning after his run, he would write down on the calendar, what he had done the day before. "Dinner at the Vintage. 4 miles; 28 minutes." "Skied Bear Valley. Grilled a filet Mignon. Wine and laughs in the Jacuzzi after." Maybe it was his way of saying, "I am still alive." He wanted to write something interesting on the calendar in the morning. If he just watched TV, drank 3 beers, and passed out, he would know he wasn't using the gift of time. Hard to tell with him ... read more
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Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara June 8th 2012

Timisoara. O scurta oprire de o noapte la intrarea in tara. Un oras mare, frumos, cu multe piete pietonale, in stil occidental, care te face sa mai revii si alta data. Am ales Pensiunea Uno, tarif 100ron, camera ok, spatioasa, TV, cu loc de parcare, chiar in fata. Este situata departe de centrul orasului, cam la 6km, dar cu aceasta ocazie am incercat sa vedem cat mai multe.... read more

Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara April 25th 2010

I met Peter on-line through the Ro-Maniacs Yahoo Group. There was a meeting of the minds on a number of issues and we decided to meet on my arrival. After a couple days of connections with Romanian friends I wanted to see a little of my host Peter (and his family's) work. They have been most gracious to me. They are independent Baptist missionaries, sponsored by a church in mid-Pennsylvania for almost 10 years. I hoped to expand my experience and not be a hinderence to them. The day was a non-stop whirlwind of ministerial activity. First stop he was essentially the warm-up for the main worship activity at a church in the city. After a liitle chit-chat with the church members we were off to a gypsy village on the other side of Lugoj. The ... read more

Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara April 24th 2010

Friday I met up with two friends individually. Monika worksd at the McD and is studying to be a psychologist/family conselor. She and her boyfriend are going to be carnies in the States this summer. She got me a daypass on the transit system and took me on a tour of several parks, a few churches, some of her favorite markets and shops. We dropped by her apartment and when I couldn't set up the timer on my camera she suggested just using her webcam to make a photo together. Seeing our image on the laptop I tried to straighten out my hair and chided her for letting me walk around with it sticking out. She answerd "Nobody was looking at you, you're old!" Ouch. I'm glad I decided at the last minute to bring a ... read more

Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara April 24th 2010

I woke up Monika and we met in time for lunch in the center of town. But first we bought my train ticket to Craiova, where I moderately amused/annoyed the clerk by shushing Monika and forced her to deal with my Romanian. We then settled on Casa cu Flori for lunch. She had mentioned that she had been drinking there before but never ate at. On entering the dining room I noted that it was several layers more 'uptown' than I was accustomed to. I was more than satisfied with a meat-stuffed crepe (which they insist on calling pancakes) and an order of farmer's cheese. Monika had a combo plate which included mamaliga topped with an egg, breaded cauliflower, liver and mushroom. Then we strolled hither and yon chatting and popping into this shop or that ... read more

Europe » Romania » Banat » Timis » Timisoara April 23rd 2010

Nice landing, but so quiet compared to my first touchdown here 8 years ago. That time the Tarom airliner was packed with returning Romanians, seemingly grandparents and parents returning from extended stays in the Romanian diaspora. When the wheels touched that time the entire plane exploded with cheers and applause. This time it was a business-as-usual, let me outta this damn plane vibe. Timisoara is a modest-sized airport and Peter had no trouble picking me out of the arrivals. We picked up his wife and kids who were doing some shopping. He took me to his spacious and warm home and as my brain buzzed with travel fatigue we called a couple people I know here and he assisted me in getting a simm card for my phone and some Romanian cash. My phone refused to ... read more




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