Blogs from Vrancea, Moldova, Romania, Europe


Europe » Romania » Moldova » Vrancea July 19th 2014

Again, a nice roadtrip through the mountains. On Saurday the weather was rainy and we went through some thunderstorms and showers around Baile Tusnad. The road from Ojdula to Lepsa (DN 2D) is a very bad one (presumably they are working on it, but I didn't see it happen) so we made the 40 km in more than an hour. However, the region is very nice and all the lodges' back yards lead to the Putna river. After a long drive, we walked for an hour or so along the river. On Sunday we stopped at the Putna waterfall, then headed towards Braila (where there's nothing to see) and then back to Bucharest. Total distance: 768 km.... read more
Putna Waterfall

Europe » Romania » Moldova » Vrancea » Focsani May 26th 2010

The baton that is your humble commentator was passed along to Ana and her husband Sorin for the second part of my visit here. She is a very Type A, as befits the manager of the Foreign Language Library here. She used the donation of books that I sent to create the special section. They have finally (more or less) finished cataloging them and have counted 10000 volumes so far. They got a building and have filled four rooms with them. To stand there and look around and see that all of these books came from St. Louis and passed through my hands is a bit humbling. I once again met the director of the library as a whole and we discussed politics, social conditions, books and more. One of the unique aspects of law they ... read more

Europe » Romania » Moldova » Vrancea » Focsani May 25th 2010

All of my various hosts have been most generous in letting me use their home computers. I have no problem with going to a net cafe and paying to use on, but since wi-fi is so wide-spread there is virtually no need for them, because people have high-speed net at home and tey just bring their laptops when they go out. My first full day in Focsani a drive to a village to drop off Dan's old beat-up Dacia pick-up and get Ionelia's folks newer and roomier car out of storage in granny's garage. The battery was dead and while he stripped a standard extention cord to make a jumper cable I. and I went on a tour of granny's large gardens. I helped her pick grass to feed the chickens. We hooked-up with their friend, ... read more

Europe » Romania » Moldova » Vrancea » Soveja October 27th 2005

Soveja extra sezon in Moldova. Am auzit de aceasta statiune faimoasa, am zis sa venim sa o vedem, doar ca ne astepta in luna octombrie cam pustie. Am gasit un motel. Arata bine, dar fara mic dejun. Celelalte mese erau o adevarata provocare ca doar exploram zona, nu?... read more

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