ROTC CULP Cadets assigned to Romania team 11 arrived safely in Bucharest before moving out to meet their counterparts in Sinaia. We thoroughly enjoyed our nights out in the capital city experiencing the rich culture it had to offer. Through alleyways, busy streets and a lively center we were able to immerse ourselves in the diverse cultures and history that Romania had to offer.
From meeting helpful and generous locals to being serenaded by a violin accordion duo it did not take long for us to realize we weren’t in the U.S. anymore. “The town definitely comes to life at night,” said Cadet Kennedy as she enjoyed a traditional shawarma in the heart of the busy city. When we weren’t exploring Bucharest we were perfecting our English teaching skills under the instruction of our cadre Capt. Helm, Capt. Kimbel, Mr. Rafike–our director of instruction who is a teacher–and our Romanian counterpart Lt. Tudor.
After a few days in Bucharest and two hour police escorted bus ride, we arrived at our destination to start our mission.