We had the most intensive driving session yesterday from Panciu to Oradea. But before that I have to tell you about Panciu. Grandma time! Mama mare welcomed us with the warmest hug and kisses. That was already a very good start. We entered the house, mamaliga was on the stove plapling(this is my expression of the sound of mamaliga boiling:). Hmmm we were not starving but to see that makes you hungry the big time. Mama mare is 83 years old, very lively, energetic and a very strong women. She had so many things to tell me but we had a language barrier of course. Somehow we could chat a little bit, the rest of the communication was her to feeding me. When I say no, she would be little disappointed. She told Goerge “Is she ever hungry or why do you bring me someone who doesn’t eat” 🙂 She was so so cute. Btw I was eating all the time and a lot but her passion of feeding was very strong and as an amount wise was over the top 😀 Then she brought her jam collection to the table. That was the real time I lost my mind, I didn’t even think of making pictures, just kept on eating. I got 2 jars to take home! My detoxing plans are shaking 🙂
After all those hours of eating, we went for a walk in Panciu. I’m so sorry that I didn’t take my phone with me to take some pictures. I didn’t think that I will see an amazing landscape. People here don’t have strong passion of building new/big houses. That’s very adorable, I love this mentality! Finally time to go to bed. There were pyjamas waiting for us and cotton old school beds. I think this is the best thing ever. I had a very very good sleep.
It was time to leave Panciu for our next road to Oradea. I hugged the mama mare, she was shaking a little bit and she sounded weepy. Oooooh! She is a wonderful woman. I will miss her! She reminded me my mom, each time I have to leave home to go back to Amsterdam, we have this sessions. I’m missing my mom everyday as well.
OK! Now I will start the tough part of our life, driving! 🙂 The first part was a real camel trophy! I didn’t think of making pictures because I was busy with panicking and at the same time trying to stay calm. But there were moments that I was saying “ok, I’m getting out of the car now! I cannot look!” kind of moments. I guess the road was made once upon a time and that’s it. The second part was the most nerves pushing road. 300km of construction. Which means stopping every 2 km, waiting for the other cars to pass and the rest driving 40km per hour. That was very difficult. But hey! Do you remember I told you before that there are no highways in Romania. Well I was wrong there are couple of them. We could take the one I guess 20 km. long. And of course what happens? George goes for it the big time! The 300km construction came after that so imagine the disappointment 😀
After all we arrived to Oradea. A lovely girl Fatima hosted us. We played at the” Mozvka Cafe”. Very very lovely audience! We were too tired to hang out, but after all we had really good concert.
Now time for a breakfast then we hit the road to Timisoara to play at the “Electric Theater”