Well, last night was an incredibly strange night ministering with the Gypsies at Mihai Bravu, and while I’m processing everything that happened, I thought I’d put up a simpler, easier post that I wrote earlier this week, and once my brain can process everything that happened, I’ll have a full report for you all. If that seems mysterious and evasive, well it is, but I just don’t want to go into details yet until I know what to say.
So… last week, we finally got snow here in Bucharest and it’s “beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” We didn’t know they were calling for so much snow, so we planned on bringing the kids out to see the Christmas lights near Universitate. Well, we made it about 5 minutes before the wind and snow became too much for us, and we retreated to the insides of Mall Vitan to warm up.
After a half-hour of wandering around the mall, we were brave enough to head out again, so we took the kids out to walk around in the midst of the storm. They had a lot of fun and got a lot of stares, being the only kids braving the snow and wind.
I wanted to head out for a day of photographing the newly-whitened city streets, but we’ve been busy with everything going on, so instead here’s a few quick snapshots:
It’s been pretty rainy here the past few days, with some hours of sunshine thrown in the middle once in a while, so today I thought I’d give you a photo essay I like to call “Bucharest in the Rain – The Eternal Dynamic Symposium on the Enduring Human Legacy of Tripartisanship in Modern-day Hyper-potential Exaggerated External-Growth Communities.”
Seriously, Bucharest is a beautiful city, even in the rain. Enjoy the shots!
We have mostly settled in to our new home, a cozy three bedroom apartment across from a giant mall with a wonderful and friendly owner who speaks almost no English. Here are some photos from inside!
This is our kitchen. The small gas oven/stove must be lit with a lighter each time we use it, and all the markings are rubbed off so we have to guess at the temperature!
Illiana sitting at our table. We hooked Isaac’s high chair on to the “microwave cart.”
Our living room. It came with satellite TV. We didn’t even get any kind of TV back in the States!
One of our bathrooms. This one has a tub. I’ve noticed that Romanian bathrooms all have these handheld showers and no shower curtains. Our other bathroom doesn’t have a tub like this.
Jake’s and my bedroom with standard balcony beyond the curtain.
View through our balcony window. Here you can see what the apartments mostly all look like on the outside.