Monday, April 14, 2008

Back on the road again

Last week saw the blog back on the road, this time in the area around 100km to the east of Bucharest, close to the city of Buzau. Combining work with pleasure, we stayed for the weekend in a new rural pension in the wine region just outside Buzau. We arrived just in time for the blessing of the pension by the local Orthodox priest.

This ritual was both pleasant to observe and pleasantly short to be part of (at least by Orthodox standards!). The priest blessed every room in the pension and left the mark of the cross in various places. Maybe you can see it on the wall in the fourth photograph?
At the end of the service he left some more oils to be sprayed in each room every day until the supplies run out.

As Mihai, our genial host commented after the service, he was not certain how much it will help him to make a success of his business but he is firmly convinced that it will not do him any harm! Good luck with your venture, you certainly looked after us as if we royalty-watch this blog to see more of this wonderful pension........................

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