: record-number of visitors in one room, all given equal attention from superwoman and NFS field director Mama Mariana (Unfortunately we weren't able to fit in the room with all 15..a photo of 6 will do )
Today we wrapped up our last day in Timişoara. A big thanks goes out to one of our cameras , which bailed on us midday. I guess we can truly be thankful that it happened on the last day and not on day one!
At the safe house (where we've been spending most of our time) are not only the living quarters of three victims, but the neighborhood hangout for several other regular guests, including refugees from Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Tunisia, and Iraq. American cartoons, a game of chess, milk pasteurizing on the stove, cigarette smoke, Train ringtones,... every sense is overwhelmingly foreign yet the feeling is somehow harmonious and global, always pregnant with smiles and laughter... surprisingly, I imagined this is somewhat similar to what heaven will be like.
Here's an adorable photo by Audrey: Thinking back on the last four days, we realize that it's impossible to film enough footage or take enough photographs that can exactly capture life in Romania. We'd advise you to come see for yourself if you want the real deal! But we know we've done our best at de- pic-ting Romania through the eyes of our lenses and we hope that you've enjoyed our journey as much as we have. Ciao and multsomesc!
Well, time to fly home.
P.s. A huge thanks goes out to my wonderful travel comrade, Audrey! You've played a very dynamic roll on this trip. You have a way with words and interacting with others during interviews that could give Anderson Cooper a run for his money. Thanks for being you.