Well, I made a choice last night and paid for it today. If you recall, I was horribly tired yesterday. I should have slept, but I don’t want to be passed out when opportunity knocks. I had a log of salami and some cheese, as well as different crackers, so I made a plate of […]Read more "Sleep as a Catch-22"
Whew, what a long couple of days. I have not slept much, to put it mildly. I last wrote right before I met up with Elena, a friend of a friend that lives here in Kiev. I got a bit lost along the way. We were to meet at the red building in the University, […]Read more "Running Low on Catchy Titles"
Well, I’ve finally made it to Kiev. The trip here was quite eventful. Tuesday morning I went into town (Chisinau) and had lunch with Ciprian and Stela, then made my way to the bus station. After the train into Romania, I tend to prefer busses. Well that was a mistake. Just one bus daily leaves […]Read more "Що знову заклинань"
The random events that occur on my trip never cease to amaze me. But I’ll get back to that in a minute. First, let me recap my blog situation. I have no spelling/grammar check. So don’t expect perfect English in every sentence. If we are not Facebook friends, you can still see all the pictures […]Read more "My Malcoci Family"
This evening I met back up with Hanna. I had given her my travelers book to sign but she apparently needed more time to fill it out. So about 2030 we tried to meet up at the square, but being a series of Hungarian festivals all week it was incredibly packed. It seems now our […]Read more "Not Exactly Force Majeure"
First of all, I was told to announce numerous errors in my last entry. Hannah’s name is Hanna, not Hannah. I think I found and corrected all of the mistakes. So last night a few of us met up at a bar by the square for several drinks. It was Hanna, her couchsurfing host, two […]Read more "The Best Laid Plans of Me and Friends"
Where do I start? After the past few events, I’m definiely upgrading Romania to must-visit status. The night I left off I stayed in the hostel. I met Radu, a host, and Hannah, a German traveler, in the common room and we chatted for a few hours. The next morning Hanna (from Germany) and Sarah […]Read more "Discretion is the Better Part of Amateur Blogging*"
Yesterday I rested most of the day. In the evening, quite late, I ran into two Spanish girls at the hostel. The three of us stayed up until about 0100 throwing darts. For the first time in my life (as far as I can recall), I actually scored a bullseye. No lie. I was asleep […]Read more "My Very Own Cluj"
Yesterday, I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I hoped it could be. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I did rest my knee most of the day, and it feels much better for it. At one point I walked to the supermarket for some groceries for the rest of my stay […]Read more "The Paris of the East"
The two Canadian girls and I stayed in the McDonald’s yesterday for something like eight hours. At 1400 we got the bus to Dunav Station. Oddly enought, after being harassed by the transit authorities I saved just enough to buy us all tickets (450 Dinara). We boarded and I requested them from the bus driver […]Read more "Traveling is the Worst Part of Traveling"