A December 2005 trip
to Lasi by wishbone332
Quote: A short diary of my trip to Romania, with some nice results! PHOTOS!!!!!!
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 22, 2005
Ceahlau: 2 Stele, Pat si Micul Dejun
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 6, 2005
Barbu Vacarescu 3
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Attraction | "Cliff Views"
At 3:38pm Romanian time, my train arrives in Durau, a tiny village at the base of Ceahlau, the tallest of Romania's Carpathian Mountains. You feel like an ant, a puny, helpless animal compared to the rocky beast that is Ceahlau.
At 4pm, after a nice long rest at a nearby hotel, I'm up and at the cable car station. Five minutes later, a cable car arrives. I hop on, realizing I'm the only passenger. I make my way up the mountain listening to a Bach CD I bought at a gift shop. I arrive at the summit at 6pm, a 2-hour ride. I didn't realize this, though. Bach's calming notes made time pass faster.
I take out a sandwich and a Coke and chow down. At 7pm, I'm full. I take a seat on my backpack and look out. It is a wonderful view. I saw about 2 towns, 13 villages, and at least 39 hotels!
As I made my way down at 9pm, after 2 hours of looking out, I had one lonely thought in my mind: I had seen something you only see once in your life!
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 8, 2005
The familiarity of this movie, which I saw when it came out in the states, calmed me. It wasn't dubbed in Romanian, but the audio was in its original English, with subtitles in Romanian. The action film excited me, making me forget all about sightseeing! It came back to me once I left the theater, when the end credits came to a stop. (Romanians have a reputation of sitting through the end credits until the whole movie reel ends.)
Overall, seeing a movie in Romania, even if it wasn't filmed in Romania, was a pretty good experience.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 8, 2005
National Film Cinema
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