Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vienna and Budapest

So I just took an email I sent out because I am lazy now :) I included pictures :D
Sunt leneşa = I am lazy 
this is only for females

We planned to leave Ramnicu Valcea at 1 oclock, straight after school, but Romanians and their timing skills meant we left at 3 oclock. We arrived in Timisoara around midnight. Timisoara actually has some historical significance because it was where the revolution started in Romania in 1989. As always once we got there instead of sleeping, we ate. After not so much sleep we got up the next morning and started the trek to Budapest. We probably arrived in Budapest around 1 ish. Then after we checked into our "rented out" apartments, we went to go eat...again. We went to a restaurant the the guy at the "apartment" suggested. It was very nice there, and the food was amazing. The only downside was that we stayed at this restaurant for 5 hours! We might have had to order dinner if we stayed longer. After that we went for a walk through Budapest. We went through the main square around the little side streets of shopping. Then we went for a walk next to the Danube that has the perfect view of the palace. We then went to the palace, it was very cool because to get there you walk on one of Hungary's most famous bridges. It connects the Buda side of the city to the Pest side of the city. Once we finally got to the palace it was amazing. I learned that even some of the most famous Emperors had lived there including: Maria Theresa and Franz Joseph. After this we walked home and it was probably close to 2 am. The next day we took an all day long bus tour. It was quite fun, but for some odd reasons my host parents thought I was cold the WHOLE time I was on the bus. We got to see everything including the palace, the main orthodox church of Hungary, the main Basilica of Hungary, and the Parliament Buildings. Buildings? Budapest, Hungary is the only city in the world that has three parliament buildings that a person can see all at once. After an all day bus ride throughout the city of Budapest we stopped and ate...again. Then we went on a boat ride. Which was really beautiful but some creep sat next to me on it, this little section leads to more awkward stories that I won't get into. The next day we were on the road to Vienna. We arrived in Vienna probably around 4, but we ate before we crossed the border in Hungary. We had all the time in the world to see Vienna. Thank god we actually did. We walked around for 6 hours, which was amazingly fun. By the time we stopped we were at a pub called the Centimeter. At this particular restaurant you can get 1 liter beers, and 2 meters worth of sausage. There was a lot of beer.... The next day we went shopping for the WHOLE ENTIRE DAY.... I have never spent 6 hours at a motorcycle shop before. We went to the mall, where I have eaten the best mall food in the world, and we shopped some more. At this point though they were just dragging me along and trying to convince me to let them buy me things, but I still refuse. We went to a different restaurant that night one that was a lot closer. Now an insight to my host family and I's relationship is that I can never order for myself, I can never go find a bathroom for myself, I can't do anything for myself. So he orders me this huge meal, in which I happily eat. The next day, my favorite day, my host father took me to the Empress Sissi Museum. The Museum was split into three parts; their silverware (OH MY GOD), Empress Sissi, and the royal apartments. You were only allowed to take pictures of the silverware. It was very interesting to learn about the young empress. It was my host dad's birthday that day, and he kept getting phone calls. I waited an hour for him in the gift shop.... After that museum my host parents took me to a famous wax figure museum. I got pictures with Empress Sissi, the Pope, Freud, the Queen, Mandela, Gandhi, and of course my host parents made me take a picture with President Obama. Also all the famous actors and actresses were there including; Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, and Lady Gaga. After that we went to the apartment for an hour to look at other pictures that he had taken of the city. I don't get romanian thinking half the time. After that we went with the other family we were with for another walk. We walked backed to Centimeters....where interesting things happened. The next day we left early in the morning and had a LONG car trip back. It was wonderful weekend and I attached some pictures for you!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I'm sorry I haven't posted anything, I'll try to keep it regular but it can be hard. I'm busy all the time!
Well I don't know if I mentioned in my last post in Rănca. Then my purse was stolen. I had to cancel all my debit and credit cards and now have no way of getting money. Then I went to Rotary where they felt the need to criticize me for an hour....

I don't like Rotary.....

Anyways that was my mini rant

Things that I have done here lately.

I have gone to school, slept, and eaten.

That is my life.

November in romania
Actually a couple of weekends ago we had American Night where we taught our Rotary club how to play beer pong. That was quite fun. Also in school everybody is so nice, and I don't feel quite alone. Although I'm still confused half the time, and wishing that I spoke romanian the other half, it's not bad at all. Tomorrow I leave for Timisoara, Budapest, si Vienna with my host family! I'm SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I'll do a bigger post after the weekend is over! : D
American Night
The mount Everest of Meat loaf
It's a church in a salt mine
I don't know what Lexi is doing :D

What happens in class
With '60 hair style
Aren't we glamorous