Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Get there.

This past couple of days have been a whirlwind of traveling. I left Brasov, Romania to travel back to Bucharest and picked up the overnight train to Moldova. The sleeper train to Chrisnau, Moldova was cozy. On the train I looked for the town where Borat was filmed without any luck.I had one of the top bunks and slept incredibly well.Three other women were in the cart with me. We chatted for a bit and I fell asleep at midnight and only woke up for the passport checks at 3 (for Romania) and five (for Moldova).

The following day I took a bus to Odesa, Ukraine. I met two Americans who are working in the Peacecore in Moldova. They invited me out to see their village and stay with them for a couple of days. They said that Chrisnau's biggest festival called "Winefest" is this weekend. The Peacecore girls said I should come back to see them, which I eventually will if I decide to go back to Moldova.

Today, I am heading to Kiev. I already experienced Ukrainian life in the melting pot city of Odesa. Everyone here seems to speak several languages and no one is discriminative they all just seem to live peacefully. For example, the hostel owner is from Iraq lived in Germany for decades and now lives in Odessa with his Ukrainian wife.

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