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On 12.24.2022-12.25.2022 my Turkish friend Oğulcan Cumhur Sarı and I (Gülcan Babir) visited Sinaia. The city of Sinaia is 122 km from the capital Bucharest and can be reached in 1 and a half hours by train. Braşov is 1 hour away by train.

History

The city of Sinaia was founded in 1690 by a prince/aristocrat named Mihail Cantacuzino. During his journey to Egypt, he was very impressed by Mount Sinai, which has a very important place in the history of religions, and when he returned to his country, he built a monastery here. He named it "Sinai Monastery".

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It's so strange how fast time passed. For example, it is already 4 months that I live here.  This place has something special, small things. These all things make special this city. For me it is so surprising almost every people play some kind of sport here. Children play football and basketball, and someone plays hokey also table tennis. It's so good for their well-beig.

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It was the most fulfilling 40 days of my life. Since I came here at Christmas time, there were a lot of concerts in the first week and I went with Gülcan Babir.

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New Year's Eve in Kézdivásárhely. Kézdivásárhely is a small town located in the heart of Transylvania, Romania, is always a special occasion. As the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, the town square comes alive with music, dancing, and fireworks. It's a time for locals and visitors alike to come together and celebrate the start of a new year.

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My name is Sinem Tosun. I am one of the new ESC volunteers of the Green Sun Association.

Leaving everyone I know behind and starting from scratch in a place I have never been before, and on top of that, before I came here, my foot was broken and I was recovering and I was worried that I would have difficulties because I didn't speak English. Even though it's only been a few days since I've been here, I feel much better now.

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