(n.r. Eleonore af Schaumburg-Lippe este printesa daneza si preitena lui Theodor Paleologu)
Columnist Eleonore af Schaumburg-Lippe writes in her weekly column about life as an expat in Romania. This week she tells about her first encounter with Romania and how she has unexpectedly ended up loving the country.
I met a friend here in Romania a few days ago, somebody that I hadn’t seen for a long time. He looked at me, and said: you changed a lot. I answered: “Well, it is just the dress and makeup that is different and then I also got older,: but then he looked at me and said: “Since I am older than you I can tell you, it is more than that: You have grown up”.
This made me reflect about my stay here in Bucharest. Living in Romania is sometimes like living in a movie, sometimes it is like a Godfather movie, and a country you would expect to find only in a movie. Other times it is like a fairytale, and you can’t comprehend how amazing life can be.