Buzau quick stop

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Buzaul vazut intr-o ora , pare cam ce este , un orasel la poalele muntilor , la granita dintre Moldova si Muntenia , unde lumea nu are accent. Prin centrul recent reabilitat iese in evidenta Piata Daciei , unde se impune superbul Palat Comunal , care din pacate astazi sta fata in fata cu un mall hidos. Din piata Dacia incepe o strada pietonala ,care desi este mica se remarca prin  finisajele alese si mobilierul urban ales la reabilitare care au fost alese cu gust , si se potrivesc cu cladirile vechi. Chiar mi-au placut bancile acelea din granit masiv.  Strada se imfunda in complexul comercial “Bazar” care chiar e un bazar mai civilizat localizat intr-o cladire veche , unde nu ti-e frica sa intri (fata de tigania din bazarul din Constanta de exemplu). Nu am putut sa nu remarc ca Continue reading

Adevarul si republica Moldova

Am descoperit de curand ca cei de la trustul de presa Adevarul au si cateva documentare foarte bune care pot fi vizionate gratuit pe canalul lor de youtube. Documentarele lor sunt facute in stilul specific obiectiv al editurii , fara a se lua partea cuiva , si prezentand versiunea povestii de catre toate partile implicate. Cel mai interesant mi s-a parut documentarul “Adevarul despre unirea cu Moldova” , o unire practic imposibila care nu e dorita de toti de dincolo de Prut. Daca pe aici ciutanii umplu de abtipilde si de grafitiuri drumurile cu mesaje de genul “Basarabia e Romania” , desi majoritatea din ei nu au fost niciodata in acea parte a lumii , dupa ce treci granita din Continue reading

Chisinau – Moldavia – Review

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For a long time I wanted to make a visit to the neighboring country across the Prut river and now I had the chance to do it. It started out as usual in a discussion after the fourth beer at bar when we got the brilliant idea to go to Chisinau – the capital of Moldavia , and because today we have smart-phones and mobile internet we checked on the spot how to get there  by bus and accommodation and on the third morning after we were on the road with one person less who changed his mind at the last minute. From Constanta to Chisinau there are daily bus runs  with Wi-Fi and air-condition that leaves Constanta at 21:30 and arrive there at 6:30 and the trip costs  60 RON (18 USD)…. yes, only 60 RON for a trip  of 500 km, the same money that we pay for a trip of 225 km on straight highway from Constanta to our capital  Bucharest , and this is because  we are in Romania, where it is “better” and the diesel is more expensive. In Moldova a liter of diesel costs at the present moment  4.3 RON and 4.52 RON regular petrol per liter at Rompetrol gas station, so is basically the same fuel we put in our cars , is  not some cheap imported  Russians fuel to say they have any better  price deal , the  difference in price between the two countries is made by  our greedy government  and state that pushes the price of petrol up through  totally unjustified and even ridiculous special taxes (Eco tax , alignment with European prices and other junk), I think I’d rather put this article in the category “Romania – shit country“… Continue reading

Chisinau – Moldova Review

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De mult timp vroiam sa fac o vizita la vecinii de peste Prut si acum am avut ocazia sa o fac. A pornit totul ca deobicei de la o discutie in bar cand dupa a patra bere ne-a venit ideea geniala de a merge la Chisinau , si pentru ca azi avem smart-phoneuri si internet mobil ne-am uitat pe loc de autocar si cazare si  a treia dimineata eram pe drum , cu o persoana in minus care s-a razgandit in ultimul moment.  De la Constanta la Chisinau exista cursa zilnica cu autocar climatizat si Wi-fi , care pleaca la Continue reading