August 31, 2010Posted by on
In ”Arabian Nights”, the Sultan was always strolling the countryside disguised as a commoner in order to closely observe his subjects. Wouldn`t it be a nice idea for the Minister of Tourism, our very own Sheherazade, to follow such a well-established example?
You can do it even if you do not have access to a national budget and European funds. And you would not have to disguise yourself, of course (wouldn’t be an easy job anyway).
Why, there are so many things to be seen!
Kids playing football near beautiful run-down buildings such as those you can see at the bottom of this post might remind you of slums, although the youth in the picture are performing sports at a distance of two, possibly three kilometers from the center of the second most populous city in Romania, Iasi.
Still, the main current attraction in town remains the new poster on the corner, which I have edited here to black and white for melancholic considerations at mirthless thoughts of the good old 80`s. It reads: ”Romania – African Land”.
Does it sound like a new national brand, or is it just me?
P.S. Explore the Carpathian jungle!