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Marcin Konkel

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A road with no end

It was a long awaited dream of mine to pay a visit. I heard a lot about it in the past and always in superlatives.. This time I'm telling the story in a different format. Hopefully you will like it. It's an experiment and I'm looking forward to your feedback. Click here or on the image below.

Asta e! (Bucharest)

Cigarette.

"That's the way it is" goes Romanian adage "Asta e!". It seems directly and indirectly ubiquitous around the city and mentally in it's inhabitants. Indirectly, starting with the cables going everywhere in massive amounts through to the way people drive not caring much about others (whether pedestrians or drivers) to people sitting on the streets on their chairs and just looking here and there not doing much. "Asta e!" refers to the acceptance of what is in a rather passive, non-agressive way. It is not related to the chill and humour of Australians, nor to British stoicism. It's something different and it has it's story..

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Romania & Italy

Hurezi Monastery. Photograph copyright (C) by fusion-of-horizons (flickr.com/photos/fusion_of_horizons/). Published under CC BY 2.0 licence.

Is Dracula's castle any good or just a cheap tourist trap? What about the small villages tucked in Transylvania? How does the famous Transfăgărășan highway look like? Is Città Alta as beautiful as they say? Soon I'll be able to answer these questions from my point of view..

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