Isabel María Fernández
Everybody knows the book: Around the world in 80 days, but not everybody takes the risk to travel. It is such an interesting book, because it makes us think about a lot of principles and attitudes, like for example: certainty and security, cooperation, satisfaction with a good job and the spirit of achievement. However, other people are stimulated to begin a new experienc. For example, my mom's brother, my uncle Juanma.
On 4th July, a friend from my childhood arrived in Romania. With her visit, a lot of memories came to my mind. For example: when we imitated the winning shout of Xena.
Xena was our idol. She was a woman who could fight a group to protect defenseless women and children. She could protect innocents. Without anybody´s help, only with her weapon.
The trip from where I live in Romania unto where my hometown in Spain takes 18 hours. Last week I was in Spain. It was enjoyable. I spent time with my parents my boyfriend, my uncles, grandmother and my friends. I ate typical Spanish food. In conclusion, I did what I usually don´t do in Romania.
I am in Romania and my parents are in Spain but thanks to social nerworks we can see each other every day. When my father did his military service, my grandmother could see him once every six months.
We are living a revolution in communication. Now it doesn´t matter if you live in Canada or China, you can know what is happening where you were brought up. Social networks make you feel close to a person that you hardly see. Social networks also worry about us. They tell us if it will rain where we are, they feel happy because I have new friends on facebook, to whom I never talk, they know where we are.
I began to write this article when a member of the association told me: I don´t like homosexuals.
In order to become an European Union´s member, countries have to respect the principles of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the Rule of Law. But Romania with the article 200, which forbade relationships between homosexual, in public or in private, it could not join the UE. With its abolition, Romania is cosidered like an example in the fight against abuses based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Since then, Romania works to suppress homophobia.
I did not undersantd why in the middle of Romania, Hungarian is spoken. The best way to find out is by asking to the people who live here but, they compare it with Catalonia (an autonomous region in Spain). After a long conversations with the locals, now I know.