Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ukraine – yes or no?

Whilst we had no intentions of doing Ukraine this year (we plan to do it in 2015) whilst visiting the very north of Romania we found ourselves right on their border. What to do?

And in Moldova we also had the opportunity to visit a strange little country called Transnistria, which apart from them and Russia, is not recognised by the United Nations or anyone else.

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The people of Romania

WE ARE ALL WANDERERS ON THIS EARTH. OUR HEARTS ARE FULL OF WONDER,  AND OUR SOULS ARE DEEP WITH DREAMS.”

The one thing we will always remember from Romania is the Romani People.

They are often mistakenly called  gypsies because people thought they came from Egypt. The Romani came originally  from north of India. leaving their homeland about 1500 years ago. Today they are the second largest ethic group in Romania. Their nomadic way of life is considered to be the structural and defining characteristic of their culture.

Romania so far has been our favourite destination in Eastern Europe , why? The most friendly warm people we have come across, rural landscape that remains relatively untouched , small towns with colourful 16th century houses, 13th century churches and  12th century castles;  all this with the warm touch and simplicity of the Romanian people ….

We simply loved it , definitely a place to go back to.

Music : Gipsy Klezmer orchestra , Djelem

 

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