Going to Romania!

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Charlott and Preben in the minibus, and Anne Marthe sleeping ;P
Had to get up early again today, as we were going to travel in a minibus for supposedly 8 hours that turned in to like 11. We met Emil Barna, head of Habitat for Humanity in Beius, outside our hotel. As there were not enough seats for all of us in the minibus, some of the guys were lucky to drive in Emil's car. As we got closer to Romania, we could see that the living standards changed. And after crossing the border, we really noticed the difference. The roads were full of gigantic holes, so we spent most of the drive on the opposite side of the road, good thing there was no traffic, otherwise it could hava taken for ages! About halfway there we stopped at a small restaurant to eat, not very impressive, but we were starving and it was food :)

When we arrived in the afternoon in Beius, we ate at a local restaurant, before were dropped off at our host families.
Ingun, Chris and Anne Marthe at dinner
I was staying with Ingun, and we got a very nice host family, with a married couple and the grandmother. They had two sons, but they were both at uni in Barcelona. The families did not have a lot of money, and one could see that a lot of the enterior was improvised. But we were lucky and got our own room with two beds, and even our own bathroom with a SHOWER! We were lucky, because in some of the other houses, they had to tell the families when they wanted to take a shoer because they had to heat up the water first. We had the ordinary solution. YAY :) It was a lot of furniture in our host family's house, because they both worked at the local furniture factory.

We were both exhausted after the long day so we went to bed ealy, ready to start building a house the following day!
findmeabeach says:
Interesting to read your comments about the roads :-) I had same experience when i drove there in 2005! You are doing some good work with the house building - it's great to help others!
Posted on: Oct 04, 2007
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Charlott and Preben in the minibus…
Charlott and Preben in the minibu…
Ingun, Chris and Anne Marthe at di…
Ingun, Chris and Anne Marthe at d…
The dudes taking a break :p
The dudes taking a break :p
Ine, Joey and Tale at dinner :)
Ine, Joey and Tale at dinner :)
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