Bucharest, Romania Jan 17-20

Wow, I’ve been really behind on posting trips. I really have no good excuse for that… except for maybe that my laptop bit it. But I got a new one today, so no more excuses! 🙂

One of our good friends, Sam, planned this trip to Bucharest. I agreed because the idea of not having to plan an entire trip by myself always sounds wonderful. She invited a bunch of other people who also agreed to join us and we had a daily party on our 4 day trip.

Travelling to Romania wasn’t a trip we had thought much about before, so I’m glad we did it in a big group. It was a short week and then a short plane ride in a plane half full with coworkers and other groups that weren’t  part of ours. Hooray for cheap air fare!

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the whole group minus me. From L to R: Stephanie (a doctor I’ve worked with ever since Portsmouth!), the hubs, Kyle (we work in the clinic together), Sam (trip planner extraordinaire/worked on the ward with her), Audrey’s in the stroller, Angela (works in the ER), and Brookes (also works in the ER)

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Bucharest was probably the first time we’d been cold all winter! there wasn’t a lot of snow on the ground but the air was frigid and we were all freezing!

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he’s emulating the statue in the background. this is obviously a thing he likes to do when we travel. I like it, he’s kind of cute

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we were all wishing we were Audrey so we could be snuggled up, napping, and getting pushed around


Bucharest’s own Arc de Triomphe! Our cab driver joked that we could take a picture with it and say we were in Bucharest and also in Paris, no one would know!

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This was an outdoor village museum that had replicas of houses and huts that were built a few hundred years ago. it was probably the coolest “museum” we’ve been to in a while. But right inside the admission gate there were about a hundred cats just roaming around. of course Ben befriended a few while we were there. Luckily they were all pretty nice cats

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This is what happens when you hang out with Tita Jessie… 🙂

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Ben and I are dorks. But you already knew that right…

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they built their houses half underground for warmth. we’ve seen houses built like this elsewhere too!

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Put a baby in a mailbox. That’s totally normal! I didn’t even do that haha

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Ben is good with kids. This is not a rumor…

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I forced Stephanie to take a picture with me, can you tell? 🙂 She was a new intern when I was a new nurse both at Portsmouth and loving Pediatrics! We “grew up” together and I will miss her when she goes to DC to become a neonatologist!

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Don’t ask. It’s a weird statue! Especially in front of a history museum

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Our dinner at a classic Romanian restaurant complete with traditional dancing. The food was pretty good too.

We took a nice long chauffeured tour to Brasov to check out “Dracula’s Castle” aka the ripper, and another castle that I truly can’t remember right now… it was a fun day trip and the castles were beautiful and unlike others we’ve seen before.

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The whole group

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This was the market close by.

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