Over the past couple of weeks we’ve gone from Ireland to Spain to ultimately settle in Romania which will be our home for April-May of 2018. I’d been curious in Romania for some time. In 2000 when I wandered around Europe, Tara, with whom I was travelling wanted to go to Transylvania. We called my brother from another mother, Wiktor, in Poland. He thought, since we were two, young, mostly monolingual Americans (I think Tara spoke some French) without the knowledege of who to bribe and when, that we might be better off wandering to Croatia where he could link us up with some friends of his. This time around Rachel and I have done a fair amount of travelling and Romania has changed, a lot, in the past 20 years but more on that later, now back to Ireland.