Day 15: July 16, 2018

Day 15: July 16, 2018

Most of us were still awake when midnight rolled around and Sunday changed to Monday. Many, but not all of us went to bed for a nap at some point after that, but by 4 a.m. we were all on the bus and headed to the airport. After spending a very long time standing in...
Day 14: July 15, 2018

Day 14: July 15, 2018

Sunday morning started with the hearty breakfast from Vienna House hotel that we had come to know and love during our first days in Romania. We then assembled in a timely manner on the bus for our 8 a.m. roll call before heading out for our morning concert at...
Day 13: July 14, 2018

Day 13: July 14, 2018

Because we had a light schedule planned for Saturday, we did not have to be on the bus until 10 a.m. We were able to sleep late if we wanted to, and still had plenty of time to enjoy our breakfast (which turned out to be one of the lightest meals we ate on the entire...
Day 12: July 13, 2018

Day 12: July 13, 2018

After enjoying breakfast with our host families, we assembled at our bus near the center of Sighisoara. Our plan for the day was to spend the morning exploring Sighisoara before traveling to Brasov, where we would see Castelul Bran. Our host for the tour of Sighisoara...
Day 11: July 12, 2018

Day 11: July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12 – At 8:30 a.m., most of us gathered at our bus near the church where we had sung the night before. Since we had stayed with Romanian host families, we came from various places, some walking, and some driving. We bid farewell to our hosts and to...
Day 10: July 11, 2018

Day 10: July 11, 2018

We were able to sleep in a bit on Wednesday morning since we didn’t need to be on the bus until about 10 a.m. Our final destination for the day was Cluj Napoca, the main city in the region. Our first stop of the day, however, was at the CAM medical distribution...
Day 9: July 10, 2018

Day 9: July 10, 2018

Tuesday was primarily a day of travel through the beautiful Romanian countryside; since the outstanding feature of the day was the scenery, I’ll take the opportunity to describe some of the variety of scenery that we’ve traveled through in Romania. If you can imagine...
Day 8: July 9, 2018

Day 8: July 9, 2018

Monday? Sure didn’t feel like it! We had breakfast at 9:30, by the vote of the majority. Then we all spun out in different directions. My group went to the shopping bazaar that reminded me pretty much of a mall, except it was kinda different. 🙂 And—oh the joys of the...
Day 6: July 7, 2018

Day 6: July 7, 2018

We got up bright and early this morning for our 7:30 breakfast. Our cooks at the Diaconia medical compound served delicious food – sausages, eggs, and the fresh tomatoes and cucumbers that we are having at virtually every meal. Elena gave us a brief tour of the...
Day 5: July 6, 2018

Day 5: July 6, 2018

Friday dawned bright and cheery. With it being our very first concert day, it was time to get down to business! We packed our bags, ate a delectable hotel breakfast, gathered in the lobby to sing our “Thank-you” song for the hotel staff, loaded the bus, and headed off...