Romania 9 September: Vaslui - Focsani

enjoying the region of Vaslui

Good morning Vaslui! We started our day meeting an athletic club. Romania has a well known tradition of track & fields, so it is no surprise that so many athletes participate in the Peace Run...

Thank you for the good start!

We arrived in the assambly-hall of the district government. The governour of the Vaslui region and the mayor of the city of Vaslui together welcomed our international team, accompanied by the city representatives of sport...

...a group picture at the main square...

Thank you Vaslui for the heartfelt welcome!

...running through the region of Vaslui...

...and we arrived in the next meeting:the school in Muntenii de Jos.

...a cultural welcome...

Peace can be felt in the heart...

...a nice presentation with big smiles was followed by a short cultural program...

Thank you Muntenii de Jos for the nice meeting!

There is a problem: no space in our Vans for the all the gifts....

...arriving in Banca, we met a group of kids who enthusiastically joined in.

A small communication error between the locals and our Romanian coordinators made us run to two different villages. The kids didn't mind: they loved to run!

...even over the hill...

..spontaneously we did our presentation in Banca number 2.

Banca: a big hand for the enthusiasm!

Kids had to be brought back to Banca 1: what better way than to put them in a bus...

...next was Barlad. The local media was all ready...

...our runner arrived...

...we ran to the local sport club. The athletes gave us a warm welcome...

A final symbolic lap for Peace. Thank you Barlad for the meeting!

...waiting at the entrance of Tutova...

Another picture from the episode: Goga and her dogs...

...we used the waiting time well to make new friends...

...and the kids brought us right into our next meeting: the local school in Tutova.

...a meeting for very young,

...young...

...and young in heart...

Thank you Tutova for the friendship!

..unusual fruits grow here...

...Tecuci is waiting for action...

...a small meeting in front of the city hall...

...small meeting, but big hearts...

Thank you Tecuci for the heartfelt meeting. Our gratitude to all the runners and people we met. We really enjoyed our run today!