The ‘clever people’ of the Romanian government made a new transportation plan for the country. The Sibiu-Pitesti highway has been canceled. Instead, the route will be: Bucharest - Ploiesti - Brasov - Sibiu. Well, that would be good enough, for now…
In addition, they have planned highways from Pitesti to Craiova (okay, certainly for Oltenia, but if we’re already at it: why don’t we extend the road to Drobeta-Turnu Severin and Serbia?) and a route from Brasov to Bacau. The last one is definitely needed for the connection to Moldova, but this highway (A5) is not nearly long enough. It should go to Iasi, and even further north to Suceava / Botosani. It should connect Romania to the Republic of Moldova and to Ukraine.
We like the fact that the A3 and A1 are finally connected to Hungary and the West, but why aren’t we connected to our southern neighbors? Bucharest is just seventy kilometers away from Bulgaria. It would be good for both countries.
The state has also planned to build express ways, most of them are quite logical (hmm, that’s something new!). This plan isn’t bad. Sure, we need more infrastructure than this to lure tourists, companies and investments, but it’s a good start. The deadline is 2030. That will be the biggest obstacle, knowing Romania…
This Romanian orchestra made an philharmonic orchestra cover of Coldplays A Sky Full of Stars. And how! “This Romanian orchestra’s reworking of A Sky Full Of Stars is a lovely thing,” Coldplay wrote on Facebook. Wow!
The Sound Works Transylvania Orchestra makes music for movies, games and commercials. And for us, like this nice cover!
Yesterday was a special day for Romanian football. Steaua Bucharest defeated Aalborg BK with 6-0. It was also a night of records: Keșerü made the fastest hat-trick in the history of the Europa League and 6-0 is also the biggest winning margin in the League for Steaua.
Unfortunately, Astra Giurgiu wasn’t good enough to hurt the Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb. The Croatians won with 5-1. That’s a pitty, but Astra still is a small club and they should be proud that they have qualified. However, they can play better, as they’ve beaten Lyon. Better luck next time!