06Oct2010 hump day categories: bum jokes, j-man, travel 5 Comments on hump day Liam October 6, 2010 at 8:53 am (9 years ago) Woo! Sounds amazing. Your pre-travel routine sounds awfully similar to mine. Mine also involves repacking my luggage at least twice. Very keen to hear about Romania! I dated a Danish-Romanian guy whose advice about Romania was “Don’t go there”. You’re braver than I am! Sam October 6, 2010 at 10:46 am (9 years ago) I think I know how you feel – backpacking taught me so much about myself. After a few months I started to realise that I was actually fairly resilient and found some reserves of self-sufficiency that I didn’t know I had. Travel, as well as being eye-opening, really builds character. I’m so glad you’re having a good time. I know what you mean about Romania seeming a little scary – I arrived by train in Bucharest after lovely, sunny Bulgaria, and was really intimidated by the grey, Soviet-era apartment buildings and packs of strays, but once I got out of the city, Romania really picked up for me. Braşov (and the rest of Transylvania) was wonderful, especially out in the countryside. The Saxon fortified church-towns are really worth checking out, if you’ve hired a car. I think I watched the 2008 Champion’s League final in that Irish pub in the middle of Braşov, too. Keep having fun. Do awesome things that you’ll never forget! Keep an eye out for Transylvanian bears, though… Julia October 6, 2010 at 11:19 am (9 years ago) My chest still hurts from laughing. I can’t want to meet Desert Eagle and Papa Compass. Julia October 6, 2010 at 11:19 am (9 years ago) … of course I mean, ‘can’t wait’ … Papa Compass October 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm (9 years ago) Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa All except the retelling of the red light district story. I knew we were heading in the wrong direction but I was trying to protect my young bride from discovering some of the horrible (awesome) things adults do to each other. Leave a reply Click here to cancel reply.