Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A special Czech guest

In the period July 20-26, Stanislav Kázecký, current Consul General of the Czech Republic in São Paulo (Brazil), used Draguseni as his headquarters in order to make trips around Bukovina and Bessarabia.

After having visited Kishinev, Tiraspol and Kamenets-Podolsky, we guided Kázecký to the impressive fortress of Khotin at the shore of the Dniester river (picture) and through the former Austro-Hungarian capital of Kronland Bukovina: Czernowitz, today's Chernivtsi, in Ukraine.

The Czech Consul had also the occasion to wander around Draguseni and meet its kind inhabitants, carrying good memories in his luggage about local peasant life mixed to the multicultural past of urban life in this corner of Europe.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Peasant honeymoon

On July 24, we had the pleasure to receive the couple Laurentiu and Doina Antonescu from São Paulo (Brazil), who stayed a night in Bukovina as part of their honeymoon travel through Romania. Based in Draguseni, they were able to visit the most important monasteries of the area and grasp a taste of the countryside atmosphere as well as of an omelette made of real eggs.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

From Romania to Brazil and back

On July 19, family Barna from São Paulo (Brazil) spent with us a pleasant afternoon. While the hot summer sun was heating the fields outside, we kept ourselves inside the house, enjoying its coolness and natural air-conditioning - possible thanks to its structure of wood and clay. Marius Barna - in the picture, together with Elena Klabin and his sons Marc and Peter - was born in Romania into a traditional Transylvanian family and brought his children for the first time to his homeland this year.