Monday, July 11, 2011


*sung in the tune of Disturbia by Rihanna*

Ohhhhhhkay. Hello! Greetings from Brasov!

I have a few things to talk to you about today:
A) Food (on request by nicole)
B) Electricity
C) Romania

So Europe has so much good food to offer, as I am sure you all know. It's getting a little outrageous actually. Right now we are staying at Matei's Aunt and Grandma's house and they are fantasio. They get all of their milk and cheese and sour cream and meats(most) brought to them from local farmers where everything is natural with no chemicals or preservatives. You have to boil the milk before you drink it- that kind of deal. It's so good. Every morning for breakfast we have a traditional European meal consisting of bread, meat, cheese, pate, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. You get the picture. It's delicious.

They also home make their jams. YUM! In the backyard there is a little cherry tree and a raspberry bush and its quite delicious. And they have this drink called syrup de soc. which is like a syrup/liquid made from these flowers and you mix it with water and it is soooo amazing.

Yesterday we went to see Matei's moms side of the family and it was something like 35 degrees. or I am sure it was cause it freaking felt like it. And we drove to this river where the locals go and have a BBQ and cook and eat. And by BBQ i dont mean that there are those ones set up where you like bring your own stuff. And i dont even mean like one of those coleman stoves. like they brought wood and an axe and they they found rocks and made a fire pit and then they had this metal grate thing that they cooked on. and we ate soooo much meat! it was delicious. I dont know how you could be a veggie(*ahem, sash, olivia). It was soooo good. they have this thing called Miche( mee-ch) and its like a hotdog burger style thing that is rolled into like, mini hot dogs. And since they cooked it on like a genuine BBQ it was all smokey and wonderful.

let me just get the electricity part over with. On the train to brasov I plugged my ipod in to charge and I got electrocuted and my ipod was resting on my leg and it got like burned!!! (but only a little)

Anyways. So on the drive to the river we drove through a gypsy village area. and there was a herd or horses just chillen on the side of the road eating garbage. and people were driving via horse-cart.

There are a lot of stray cats and dogs here which makes me sad though!

There is a dog that lives in the complex we are at. her name is fetty. she is the cutest thing ever. I took pictures, dont worry. and the best part is, she looks like a puppy! I could have sworn she was about 1 year old. NOPE! she is 10! I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A DOG THAT LOOKS LIKE A PUPPY FOREVER! I am trying to convince matei to bring him home with us. Pawsible right? (you like that?)

We are staying just up the road from this picture:

I feel like I had so much to tell you all!

OH YA! I remember one quick story. I hope it's funny for you too. Keep in mind i dont speak romanian so this is my interpretation/somewhat trasnlated. Matei and his aunt(lala) and I went to go see the house where matei was born/grew up. ANYWAYS. so its like 930pm or whatever and we are just standing there like. cool. and lala was telling matei stories of when he was a kid. and this woman was like looking out the window. and lala was like hey! are you so-and-so's mom(one of mateis childhood friends) and she was like, ya...and lala was like. oh hi! i am here with matei! and this woman is like...whhhhaaat.. matei..matei rau! ohhhhh. so she comes down and is all hugging and kissing and so happy. and I am laughing cause this is all in romanian and its funny. and then this other woman walks up the alley and i guess lala recognized her from back in the day and she was like, ava?? and the woman was like..yes? and the woman looked at her and was like..maria?(that is lala's name)..and then she looked at matei was was like .. nuuu...matei rau! ohhhhhhhhhh! and then started doing all these gestures like a little boy and was all hugging and kissing and laughing and it was funny. and i was standing there nodding. like wtf. this was 15 years ago how do you remember this. and i dont think it can get any weirder when all of a sudden this boy our age walks up the street and matei and him look at eachother and they matei is like, damien? and the kid was like WAHHHHATT MATEI!? and then they speak in romanian. and i am about ready to walk away like wtf..! but this kid damien and matei grew up in romania and then both their families moved to canada together and matei had just seen this kid at christmas but didnt know eachother was going to be in romania.

thats cool right??? Maybe you had to be there.

Romania is great though.



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