Monthly Archives: June 2022

I try not to poop

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This post is about a 4km walk from Rugi to Turcinești. I am really just trying to get to a place where I can lay down. Those of you who have been with me for a long time might remember my friend Paul. I haven’t talked about him since China, have I? Well, Paul was […]


pineapple pants

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This post is about a few days of wearing pineapple pants at a pool. I try to get rid of some anxiety, but the worry about the road is real. The village guesthouse was quite nice. It even had a pool. And it turned out that I was more or less the only guest, at […]


anything but the shit show

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This post is about a 23km walk from Rasoviţa to Rugi. After a short stint on one of the main roads I walk through the fields again. At about seven in the morning I was glad that I had put my tent outside of the cemetery gate and not inside. An old man with a […]


no way

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This post is about a 32km walk from Tismana to Rasoviţa. I learn that I have to change my route, and I end up sleeping next to a graveyard. I don’t go back to the monastery. Instead I have tea with Alexandra and John, a couple from Bucharest who are renting a bungalow close by. […]


pharisees

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This post is about a 27km walk from Ponoarele to Tismana. I’m excited to see the Tismana Monastery, but things work out differently. I had been playing with the idea of staying in the guesthouse for another day. It was mostly the soreness in my legs that was telling me to do so. But in […]


God’s Bridge

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This post is about God’s Bridge in Ponoarele. It’s a natural bridge that used to be part of a cave, and there’s a cave next to it. When I woke up I could hardly move. Even just taking the stairs in the guest house felt difficult. Everything hurt. sore But I needed to get some […]


morning beer

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This post is about a 32km walk from Godeanu to Ponoarele. I start off with a morning beer, and toward the end I struggle a bit. The night was good, but it was over too early. I had pitched the tent in the shade of the late afternoon, which meant that now it was in […]


don’t forget the struggle

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This post is about a 9km walk from Balotești to Godeanu. The first stretch is one of the toughest climbs the Caboose and I have ever done. Mircea has warned me about the road ahead. It’s steep and unpaved, and it winds its way up the mountain for about three or four kilometers. I am […]