|Although some of us were interested
in seeing the notorious landscapes of Bucharest, we made haste to Sinaia,
on the edge of Transylvania. Even from the highway, it was easy to see that
Romania is a country undergoing very rapid change and the uneven inflow of
Our first nervousness came at a gas stop just
after we left the airport, where we heard a crashing noise near the vans.
It turned out that the fellow shown above had simply forgotten to disconnect
the pump, although he did not seem to think he was at fault. We were just
relieved that we were not starting our adventure with a fender-bender.