Way back home – Day 4 & 5 – Vienna – Bucharest

RO: Cea de-a patra zi a fost cea mai scurta zi. Si asta pentru ca am decis sa conducem doar pana la Szeged, stiind ca sansele de a intra doua saptamani in izolare erau foarte mari (prin urmare nu ne mai puteam caza niciunde in Romania). Am sperat pana in ultimul moment ca luni se va actualiza lista tarilor pentru care izolarea nu mai este obligatorie, insa din pacate acest lucru nu s-a intamplat. Asa ca dimineata zilei de luni am petrecut-o in Viena, intr-o scurta plimbare in MuseumsQuartier (de altfel zona noastra preferata din Viena), iar apoi am condus doar patru ore pana in Szeged, unde ne-am cazat. Chiar daca pana atunci am ales doar apartamente AirBnB, de data aceasta am fost putin tematori, nu stiam daca este tocmai indicat sa luam apartament AirBnB in Ungaria, asa ca ne-am gandit ca ne-ar fi mai bine la hotel. Am stat la hotel Science, foarte dragut de altfel, dar destul de neingrijit (camera noastra nu era deloc curata, fotolii murdare, praf). Sau… poate ca pandemia ne-a facut putin prea mofturosi si pretentiosi. In orice caz, contrar asteptarilor noastre, hotelul era destul de plin.

EN: The fourth day was the shortest day. And that’s because we decided to drive only to Szeged, knowing that the chances of entering isolation for two weeks were very high (therefore we couldn’t accommodate in Romania). We hoped until the last moment that on Monday the list of countries for which isolation is no longer mandatory will be updated, but unfortunately this did not happen. So we spent Monday morning in Vienna, on a short walk in the MuseumsQuartier (our favorite area of ​​Vienna), and then we drove only four hours to Szeged, where we stayed for the night. Even though until then we only chose AirBnB apartments, this time we were a bit scared, we didn’t know if it was right to take an AirBnB apartment in Hungary, so we thought we would be better at the hotel. We stayed at the Science Hotel, a very nice hotel but quite untidy (our room was not clean at all, dirty armchairs, dust). Or … maybe this pandemic made us too picky and demanding. Anyways, contrary to our expectations, the hotel was quite full.
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RO: A doua zi am plecat din Szeged de dimineata si ne-am hotarat sa intram in tara pe la vama din Turnu. Primisem foarte multe avertizari ca vama de la Nadlac 2 este extrem de aglomerata si ca timpii de asteptare mentionati pe site-ul politiadefrontiera.ro nu erau reali (si ca se statea mult mai mult la intrare decat era mentionat pe site). Nu ne puteam permite o asteptare de doua ore cu Alexei in masina, si apoi inca sapte ore de condus pana in Bucuresti, asa ca am ales vama Turnu, chiar daca a fost nevoie sa ocolim putin. Drumul nu este deloc grozav, au fost lucrari si semafoare pana cand am ajuns insa am fost singura masina de la vama iar controlul a durat maxim zece minute. Nu a fost un control amanuntit (poate si pentru ca numerele noastre de inmatriculare erau cele romanesti), pur si simplu am completat o declaratie prin care declaram din ce tara veneam, unde aveam sa locuim si numarul de telefon. Ne-au informat despre perioada de autoizolare de doua saptamani, cu mentiunea ca daca nu o vom respecta si vom fi descoperiti, vom intra direct in carantina (si vom fi amendati). Bineinteles, regula aceasta nu se aplica pentru toata statele, ci doar pentru cele care au un coeficient de imbolnaviri noi zilnice sub 5% raportat la 1 milion de locuitori (pe o medie de doua saptamani). Olanda avand un numar mic de locuitori, se afla in continuare putin peste acest procent. Vom evita sa facem orice fel de comentariu la adresa acestei reguli πŸ™‚ Aceasta este regula, ne vom conforma, fie ca suntem de acord sau nu, fie ca ni se pare corecta sau nu.

EN: The next day we left Szeged in the morning and decided to enter the country at the border crossing in Turnu. We received many warnings that the border crossing at Nadlac 2 was extremely crowded and that the waiting times mentioned on the website (politiadefrontiera.ro) were not real (way longer in reality than what was mentioned on the website). We couldn’t afford a two-hour wait with Alexei in the car, and then other seven hours of driving to Bucharest, so we chose Turnu border crossing, even though it was longer trip. The road is not great at all, there were works and traffic lights due to road constructions but we were the only car at customs and the control lasted maximum ten minutes. It was not a long check (maybe because our registration plates were Romanian), we simply filled a document stating which country we came from, where we would live and the phone number. They informed us about the two-week period of self-isolation, with the mention that if we do not respect it and we are discovered, we will go directly into quarantine (and we will be fined). Of course, this rule does not apply to all states, but only to those with a coefficient of new daily illnesses below 5% per 1 million inhabitants (for an average of two weeks). The Netherlands, with a small population, is still slightly above this percentage. We will avoid making any comment on this rule πŸ™‚ This is the rule, we will comply with it, whether we agree or not, or if it seems fair or not.
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RO: Cea de-a cincea zi a fost cea mai lunga. Am condus o ora din Szeged pana la granita, apoi inca sapte pana in Bucuresti. Am facut insa foarte multe opriri pe drum, pentru ca Alexei se plictisea destul de repede, cel putin in cea de-a doua parte a zilei. Dupa primele zile in care am condus doar cate 4-5 ore pe zi ne-am gandit daca nu cumva a fost putin exagerat ritmul acesta lent, insa ultima zi ne-a convins ca am procedat cum trebuie. A fost chinuitor si pentru noi dar mai ales pentru Alexei sa stea atatea ore in masina, in aceeasi pozitie in scaun. Oricat de multe distractii am avut la indemana, la un moment dat pur si simplu si-a pierdut rabdarea, nu mai voia sa stea deloc in masina. Asa ca desi am plecat de la hotelul din Szeged la 7:30 dimineata, am ajuns in Bucuresti dupa 12 ore, la 7:30 seara.

EN: The fifth day was the longest. We drove an hour from Szeged to the border, then other seven hours to Bucharest. But we made a lot of stops along the way, because Alexei got bored pretty quickly, at least in the second part of the day. After the first days of driving only 4-5 hours a day, we wondered if this slow pace was a bit exaggerated, but the last day convinced us that we did the right thing. It was hard for us too, but especially for Alexei to sit in the car for so many hours, in the same position in the car seat. No matter how much fun activities we had at hand, at one point he simply lost his temper, he didn’t want to stay in the car at all. So even though we left the hotel in Szeged at 7:30 in the morning, we arrived in Bucharest after 12 hours, at 7:30 in the evening.
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RO: Acum publicam acest articol de pe canapeaua apartamentului nostru, teribil de obositi dupa drumul lung, inconjurati de cutii si lucruri aruncate peste tot. Nu ne dam seama cum ne simtim inca, probabil ca avem nevoie de putin timp de gandire, iar izolarea aceasta de doua saptamani ne va fi cum nu se poate mai prielnica pentru acest lucru. Dar pentru moment… e bine sa fii acasa πŸ™‚

EN: We are now publishing this article from the sofa of our apartment, terribly tired after the long journey, surrounded by boxes and things thrown everywhere. We don’t realize how we feel yet, we probably need a little time to think, and this two-week isolation will be ideal for this. But for now … it’s good to be home πŸ™‚
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One thought on “Way back home – Day 4 & 5 – Vienna – Bucharest

  1. Cum ati reusit sa plecati la 7:30 din hotel?
    Va treziti la devreme in mod normal? Sau v-ati trezit mai devreme de data asta, in mod special?
    Ati servit si micul dejun? Sau ati luat ceva pt drum?
    Intreb pt ca tocmai ne-am intors si noi dintr-o escapada la mare (cu rulota) si desi in fiecare seara imi propuneam sa ajung la plaja inainte de 9, am ajuns mereu in jur de 9:30 – 9:45.. in conditiile in care la 11 trebuia sa plecam 😦
    Trezirea fiind in jur de 8. Rulota la 5 min distanta de plaja..
    Sigur tb sa fac niste cursuri de eficientizare :))

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