I wrote about a female medical student in Romania in another entry.
She came back to Japan during her summer vacation the other day. Acquaintances of her parents got together and had a welcome back party for her, though her parents were on a business trip to the U.S. and were absent.
She had just finished her medical practice in a hospital in Bulgaria. I could hear many things about Romania and Bulgaria from her. Almost all of her stories were new to us and enjoyable. The picture shows us together.
When Ceausescu was alive, Romania seemed to be just like North Korea. However, Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU in 2007. Romania, along with Bulgaria, might be the poorest countries in the EU now, but they seem to be developing at a remarkable pace. I wish her success in the EU.