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Colourful graffiti in the Hostel Celica carpark  

Colourful graffiti in the Hostel Celica carpark

On the road to Istanbul

March 30th 2007
Wrestling the rusty door open, we shuffled inside and dropped our packs onto the three wire-mesh beds that filled the small hotel room. Ancient scrawls of graffiti crawled feverishly across the time-stained walls, screaming hoarsely for attention. "Get out of this flea-infested pit while you still can!..." "Welcome to hell, hope you enjoy your stay more than we did." And so on... It was true that ... read more
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Romanian Flag 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
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