“Travels to a Different Time” : 6July1974: Constanţa and Continesti, Romania: Revenge of the Slimy Meal and Pear Nectar: Not Good Enough for the Young Communists

I woke up with a queasy stomach. I think it was the slimy meal I had yesterday and the 7 pear nectars I drank. Of course, the two more pear nectars for breakfast did not help. But there is an issue with fresh fruit here and that is shortages! I packed up and had difficultyContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 6July1974: Constanţa and Continesti, Romania: Revenge of the Slimy Meal and Pear Nectar: Not Good Enough for the Young Communists”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 5July1974: Constanţa, Romania: Mr. Culture Eats Slimy Dinner and Drinks Pathetic Romanian Beer After Swimming at Garbage Strewn Black Sea Coast

Up at 8 this morning and after saying good morning to Victoria headed out to search for food which is a chore in Communist Romania. I did find 4 pear nectars at the local supermarket which is anything but “super”.  Being a “hepee” I am always subject to stares from a population that sees fewContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 5July1974: Constanţa, Romania: Mr. Culture Eats Slimy Dinner and Drinks Pathetic Romanian Beer After Swimming at Garbage Strewn Black Sea Coast”

“Travels to a Different Time” :4July1974: Bucresti and Constanta, Romania: Staying with Grannies in an Ornate Room from a Different Era; Travelling with an Egg Thief

I had breakfast with Sorin when he left at 8 to go to work but my belongings were so wet I had to dry them on the balcony. Sorin’s girlfriend cooked me up some delicious eggs. Romanian eggs are incredibly tasty. I packed up and she cooked me more eggs with fresh bread and aContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” :4July1974: Bucresti and Constanta, Romania: Staying with Grannies in an Ornate Room from a Different Era; Travelling with an Egg Thief”