Two Romanians, one Dutch, one Moldavian and one Peruvian (me). Final destination: Snagov Monastery. Done. Let’s go!

We met at the center of the city. Once we were all together and got some coffee for our way, we got on the car and started the ride. The youngest of us drove us to our destination.

After parking with the help of an old Romanian man, we started our walk in awe of the beautiful landscape in front of us. The lake Snagov, the trees bragging about their joyful colors, it was a great start. Until we arrived to the church and we found out, thanks to our dear Dutch friend, that foreigners have to pay a fee of 15 lei.

We are all customer support service agents and after finding pleasure in complaining about everything we didn’t have in the service, we divided our fee -mine, alias “the gipsy” and the Dutch’s, alias “el gringo”- between all of us (thanks Olga, for such kind idea).

These are some of the things we will definitely remember from this trip: the giant egg outside the Monastery (what kind of chicken could ever give birth to that?), having a drive-inn meal/snack/picnic at the parking lot of a five-star hotel, drinking water from a well, picking up walnuts in the streets (even where there no walnut trees), eating squirrels’ food and spitting it out, searching for boats, finding the boats on another lake and taking a one-hour-ride with very little developed rowing skills.

We suggest that if you want to visit Vlad Tepes grave in the Monastery of Snagov, have also other things in mind, prepare a picnic and a camera for funny pictures! Anyway, these guys had a wonderful sense of humor that kept each other’s smiles on their faces the whole day. Besides, the Romanian speaker’s patience to help us with their language made also of this day a great Romanian class outdoors!


Published by Esteban Quevedo

I am a full-time observer. I enjoy reading while having a cup of coffee. I am an amateur runner. I love listening to silence and most of all: getting lost in time.

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