I can't remember the last time I had a Saturday that could be just a bit of down time. I didn't have to set an alarm for any reason, for I was sure I could make it to breakfast by 10 AM! Did so, and then decided to take a walk. My first stop was the grocery story across the street. I went there primarily to take a look at products to learn some Romanian words and see if there would be anything puzzling in English for the same item. So many products are already labeled in English here that one can learn both words at the same time.
I am to begin to work with some teachers who want to travel and wish to extend their English skills before doing so. That is why I'm started to look at the foods. Well, I found some more things from the U.S. We often say that California is the land of nuts and berries, and here's the proof:
I think what I may have to explain to the teachers with whom I'll work next week and that these are called chips in the United States.
And these are called cinnamon rolls.
And then I found the product that delights Americans.
From the grocery store, I wandered down the street.
There are some new buildings with architecture that intrigues me.
We have been admiring the doors one finds here. Here is one I noticed on the street in front of shop that sells door and windows.
And then one finds buildings like this every once in awhile.
At this point in my Saturday, rain showers emerged, so I ducked in the first cafe I could find. Here's what coffee is like in Barlad.
Oh good, there is Coke Zero in the cooler. And I chose a strudel. Surprises both ways.
On the way back to the hotel I spotted a church tower that I had seen while driving in car. I went down the side street to take a photo of it.
A few minutes later I found a floral shop that had funeral wreaths on display, so you can see how the funeral wreaths are done here.