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birds… not vampire bats. Romania.

In photos, travel on July 21, 2008 at 23:58

Romania: a short blurb.

In travel on July 21, 2008 at 23:44

From the air Romania is a checker board of greens and browny yellows. From the ground you can see the farmlands and fields of sunflowers. I ate a ton of fresh fruit from the markets. I feasted on freshly baked cakes and breads. I saw a ton of Gypsies, but did not manage to take any photos of them. I went on an adventure to Transilvania, in search of Vampires. Sadly, i did not see any, but Transilvania was beautiful. I sat outside of an orthodox church for an hour listening to the music/chanting and photo stalking the old people walking in. I took the train back to Bucharest where i found the temperatures too hot to walk. I spent too many hours in search of a post office on a sunday. I wrote postcards, but they will remain unmailed.

And now for a vacation…

In travel on July 4, 2008 at 20:53

I’m off to Romania for a week to visit a friend, possibly help build a house, and try to get gypsies to kidnap me.

Saturday July 5th

Helsinki – Bucharest

Finnair Flight # AY725 Z

Take off: 09:55

Landing: 12:30

(times local to Helsinki and Bucharest)

Due to no fault of my own..and everything to do with normal quinn flight freakishness i arrived to the airport this morning to find that i infact had no ticket reservation dispite the confirmation email i recieved and the e-ticket receipt i held in my hands. After an hour long emotional breakdown and several frantic phone calls i was reascued by Deb and escorted back to her place where i awaited several more phone calls to see if a plane ticket for tomorrow could be purchased. It has been and i should be on a flight on sunday around 17:00 due to land in Romania around 19:35. I would like to thank my many helpful and lovely minions friends. (especially ones who drive for 6 hours to pick me up from airports just for me to not show up on the right day but insist on waiting until i am due to arrive (2 days later)…thanks Joe)