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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    How was the wine? What is the suggested pairing with lard?
    I've always had a thing for bats and vampires and assorted monsters. I've read Stoker's Dracula a few times. What a cool trip!
    Local Romanian wine is very good for the money. A typical glass of a house red wine is about $2 - $3. It is a nice dry medium bodied wine.

    but, they like big pours and 250 ML is their small serving with 500 ML being typical. That 500 is more than 2 glasses, by my measure.

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    I think I need to move to Transylvania!

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    Today's trip took us to the Carpathian mountains. We had to stop for sheep to cross the road.



    We spent the night in Sibiu, a medieval city. Our huge room on the small square in old town was about $75.

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    We got home last night from Bucharesti. Romania was so cool and interesting! Bucharesti, not so much. It is a once grand city pockmarked with communist era remains of buildings and social institutions and corrupt government. It had lots of large ornate buldings from the turn of the century, very handsome. But graffitti and trash colored my view.

    The best things about Bucheresti were:

    1) My hotel room, looking out on little Paris--this was important to me because I have pretty much decided
    I wont go to Paris, too expensive, too many other places I want to see

    2) the food and prices--wonderful European dinners for two for $25 including wine for one person. Our hotel room, a large suit, was about $100 per night

    3) the Village Museum, 200 structures moved from the country showing all examples of rural architecture

    so here are photos

    Paris-like view from my hotel balcony




    Tiny houses and churches of Romania, from the open air Village
    Museum. These are actual old structures moved to Buchasesti for this display. There are many similar structures still,used in the countryside.








    And my favorites, the tiny structures country people have in their complexes: religious tabernacles and fancy well covers

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    Tiny well houses-- structures covering their well





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    Cool pics! I want to go there.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Cool pics! I want to go there.
    The Romanian government is building (some) churches with public money. You wouldnt like that!

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    Great photies, IL!

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