At time of writing (October 2003) I have been in Romania three times:
May to August 2001, December
2002, and June to September 2003
This was my first time in Romania, and actually my first major international
travelling (across the ditch to Aus a couple of times doesn't really count). I visited a few South East Asian locations on my way to
Romania, then spent a total of three months in Romania, two and a half
of which were in Timisoara with the last half month in Ramnicu Valcea.
The following two weeks I had in England, including a lovely camping
trip in Cornwall. To finish off my travels I saw a very small amount
(comparatively speaking) of Europe, followed by a whirlwind trip around
South America, including two days with a child I sponsored in Brazil,
all in about a month.
My second trip to Romania. I felt I could only spend one month away
from work, and being winter was considerably different from my first
trip. This trip included a winter camp for street children, my first
birthday outside of New Zealand (a white birthday, no less!) and a Christmas
party with street children.
My third trip to Romania. I pushed for four months this time, although
that was difficult since the longest tourist visa issued is for three
months. Lots and lots of driving, a summer camp, and more than 1600
photos. Not all are posted here by any means, but I used a few to illustrate
my emailed newsletters, and I've added them in here.
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