22 & 23 August 2008: Odessa – Bucharest

A few days before the 10th Itinerary came to its end with our return to Greece, we headed to Bucharest, the beautiful Romanian capital. Our first stop in the country gave us a good taste of Europe when we paid in euro for our coffee and soup in a nice café with English speaking staff! We stayed in Casa Alba, a scenic camping site with colorful wooden houses on trees, only a few kilometers from city center.

The same afternoon the olive tree travelers were invited to the Greek Embassy to attend the presentation of the initiative “The Routes of the Olive Tree” and the artistic and pedagogical work produced during the 10th Itinerary to visitors and guests. Two Cooperation Protocols were signed on the occasion, one with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest and one with the University of Bucharest, with the perspective of a long and fruitful cooperation with these two institutions that are active in this country, new member of the European family but dynamic and with important presence in the development procedure.