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Greetings from Romania!

nikki

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Hey everyone - just wanted to say hi from a couple thousand miles away! It's 6:30 pm here and I'm in some smokey internet cafe with bad Romanian dance music playing. Next up is a night of Scattegories with my step-sis and hubby and some of their Peace Corps friends.

To sum it up the trip here was okay (wow landing in Milan right over the Alps was breathtaking - pictures soon to follow!) until I arrived in the Romanian capital (Bucharest) then the trip turned into the trip from hell. First my plane landed late then the luggage was at least an hour delayed. Then I meet Manna & Tony and they forgot to bring their international phone card so I can call home and tell them I made it okay as I told them I would. So we went on a mission to buy a phone card then we couldn't get it to work. Then we bought another card and tried like hell again with no luck (although Red said we did successfully ring the home phone once but then got disconnected).

So in the meanwhile we missed the bus back to Manna & Tony's city (Sibiu) which is a 5-6 hour ride. Then we went to take a maxi taxi (van/bus like thing) and went to the wrong station and missed that too. So we finally got on a maxi taxi at 9:00 pm and began the ride from hell. The driver went as fast as possible zipping through mountains and traffic and cutting people off and hitting every pothole along the way. Not to mention the van was packed and HORRIBLE gypsy dance music with the same freakin beat every song was full blast. I did all I could not to throw up and it was horrible. By the time we arrived at Sibiu at 2:00 am I was stripped down to a tee shirt (it's Chicago like weather here) and totally nauseated.

Welcome to Romania! :)

Today was better - I slept in and we went and toured Sibiu a little bit. Sibiu is an awesome city which dates back to the 1000's! We tore up some people on the bumper cars at the Christmas carnival/fest so that was fun. It was funny we were watching and the Romaniana will ride in the bumper cars and avoid each other so we needed to show em how it's done. :) I also can't get over how cheap stuff is here - a French Vanilla cappacino was $.30 at the fest and a hot dog was $.40! The dollar definately goes far here.


When I get home - I can't wait to post my picture of a "turkish toilet" :uh:
 

bsmith

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Treejumper

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So its been a fun trip? :) Glad to hear you made it there safely Nik! Have fun and cant wait to see pics.

Just so it feels like chat.

Treejumper thinks he knows what a turkish toliet looks like.
 

biglou

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[BigLou]: *BigLou wants to see the turkish toilet...

[BigLou]: *BigLou wonders if the monkey phone has service to romania? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
 
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Tony Eeds

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Have a great and safe trip and bring back lots of pictures.

I'm with Lou, I can't wait to the the Loo. :confused:
 

GETMETOCA

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Hey Nik-dog and Red-dog! Can't wait to hear more stories of Romania! So Red's getting some culture in Eastern Europe...hmmmmmmmm. Can't wait to hear his version too!

Natty
 

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Romania . . . time difference . . . monkeys . . .

purple future monkeys? :eek:

Enjoy your stay, come home safe!
 

Kav

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Very cool! Stay safe and have fun. :)
 
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jeffd

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Nikki! Cool to hear that you are survivng over there. It seems as if this DRN crew is fast becoming a group of jet-setters bouncing all over the globe :)

-jeffd
 

CaptainObvious

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Be warned, Jeffd and I found a purple future monkey carrying luggage at Harrods in London.

Have a great trip!
 

bratt

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LOL!! "Turkish toilets" That's good stuff right there. Don't get any on your shoes Nik! :uh:
Have fun!
 

jeffd

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If the Turkish toilets are anything like the Asian ones... I know what you are talking about! It is basically a ceramic hole in the ground in which you squat over (or if you are a a guy and doing a #1 just just turn around and the rest is a natural occurance)... The squating thing is tough though. Kinda made me realize that I needed to work on strengthening my quadracepts! :uh:

Have fun and be careful over there Nikki!

-jeffd
 
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