I just wanted to say thank you very much for a wonderful stay with
your family, Dorin. We were sorry not to see you, but your wife Maria looked after
us so well. William and Alice enjoyed playing with your children, and we thought
the village so friendly. It was the highlight of our trip to Romania.
bye, Caroline Cooter (England)
Eliane Roussel (France)
My dear Dorin and Maria, I had the
chance to experience your warm reception, in such an intimate and warm lodging
where one can feel as if it were his own home! But what impressed me most was
the beautiful relationship that exists between your family and others, and your
innate ability of getting acquainted with all the people and making them feel
comfortable. I was extremely happy to find out about how icons are painted and
how the wood is carved.
Goodbye, now, until my next visit to Romania!
and Jean Marc (Poitiers, France)
This year, we had the joy
of seeing Romania almost as if we were locals, as we took part in the Orthodox
wedding ceremony between our relative Gérard and Adina, whose family lives
in the village of Starchiojd. We felt like part of Dorin's family and we hope
to return next summer.
Christian and Nathalie (France)
We had unforgettable moments
during our holiday at Dorin and Maria's place---a very warm reception, strolls
in the mountains, breakfast with the shepherds, and visits to monasteries. We
suggest that you come with us, and spend the time of your life with Dorin and
Maria at their lodge in Starchiojd!
Starchiojd-extraordinary, unbelievable reception,
perfect rooms, delicious meals (try not to gain too much weight!)-all were fantastic
beyond words. I advise everyone to come and stay at Dorin and Maria's. You won't
regret it. I'm sure of that!
Dominique (Briancon, France)
I have the most beautiful memories
about meeting your family-so sweet and warm! The region you inhabit is exceptionally
beautiful. I recommend travellers stop by in Starchiojd to be hosted by Dorin
Carolinda (Paris, France)
"Buna Ziua, copii!" I thank
you for your warm reception and your outstanding hospitality. You always provided
us with something new to see and experience! I sincerely recommend that Romanian
travellers stop by and meet your friendly family. All the best wishes to you!
Sweet kisses to your children! "La revedere!"
Richard, Eduard, Huguette and Jessica (Grenoble, France)
Dorin. Hello Maria. Hello children. Once again, thank you for your being so sweet
and welcoming-so Romanian-like! We say 'Good Bye' for now, but we hope to meet
Canada: "Tanti Bonjour"
Hello Dorin and Maria! I'm
visiting your new website which is great! I just wanted you to know I miss Romania,
especially Starchiojd, so much! I vividly remember its peace and calm! I'm sending
you photos I took during my stay with you. See you soon!
Kim (Paris, France)
A big THANK YOU for my incredible stay
in Romania. I thank your friend for joining me on my visit to Ploiesti (in Dacia).
The minibus was roomy and it reached Bucharest quickly. The driver directed me
to the other minibus I had to take to Tulcea and I had a lot of good luck there.
Also, the Danube Delta is beyond words. I was fascinated by the pristine landscape
and the beautiful birds in flight. I found the cuisine to be very special. Thank
you again for suggesting I visit Romania. I was impressed by your people-by everything.
A big 'hello' to Maria, Maria and Andrei and to Maria's mother.
From Yves and Francine
We send our best wishes to you and your
wife Maria and your lovely children, Andrei and Maria. All the best to you for
the year 2004. We wish you have a great year and everything goes well for you.
We think about you a lot and we hope to visit Starchiojd again some day, to continue
what we have started: discovering your country and your people.
From Isabelle Ekoué
(France, studying in Romania)
Hello! We have just arrived in
Craiova! We are grateful for the beautiful moments we spent with you. The whole
atmosphere was fantastic and the places we visited were extremely interesting.