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In Piteşti

PitestiDrove down to Piteşti on Saturday evening via the Bucureşti-Piteşti highway (or simply “the highway”, as that’s the only one in Romania). Piteşti, the capital of Argeş, is about a 100km from Bucureşti.

From what I’ve read, T. Bowyer’s comment on Piteşti, based on Luigi Mayer’s etchings was, “nothing more wild or romantic can be conceived”.

Geographically, it is not all that different from my hometown, surrounded as it is by hills and located as it is on the banks of a river. I hear that they grow plums here and use them to produce what is considered to be one of the finest Romanian ţuicas.

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