In my imagination I had wrongly assumed that the east European city of Bucharest was some drab, greyish, run-down, east-block place still recovering from the chains of an opressive dictator.
In reality it is a bustling and dynamic place, with amazingly friendly folks. These people are carrying on their tradition of working hard and improving their lifestyles, in preparation for joining the European Union.
Forget about the past, let's get our acts back together again.
I like it here so much that I hope I can come back soon and see more of the countryside. Maybe the Black Sea would be interesting. It is only 200 kms. from here, but now there no time between a tight business schedule where more important matters are at stake.
Like surviving the day-to-day urgencies of whatever might come along.