A return to Pantuflas El Grande
Trip Start Jul 29, 2010
49Trip End Jun 30, 2011
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I'm back in Cluj for work for a few days, and it's been a good trip. Horia took me to Sighisoara, which is supposed to be the birthplace of Dracula this past Saturday, and it was really a beautiful little town in the mountains. The buildings are very colorful, they have a pretty church and it's just quaint. I went shopping with a couple of the girls on Sunday, and that was fun too. Cluj itself is lit up and decorated for the holidays, and it's really pretty.
Romania still reminds me a bit of Mexico. The people are super friendly and warm, and there are lots of stray dogs running around. Two of my favorite things =) We actually have someone working here for a couple of months from Austin; he's originally from Mexico, and he said recently that Romania reminds him of home so I guess there's something to my assessment.
The weather has been pretty unpredictable. It rained and snowed on Saturday but is supposed to be 60 degrees later this week.
I have spent the better part of a week feeling alternately sad and then mad at myself for feeling sad when I'm blessed with this experience. I think seeing the Christmas lights and everything just made me a little homesick. But I decided that I was going to stop loading mad onto sad, and just sit with the sadness for a second to let it do what it had to do. Now I feel better =)