In the first half of April 2015 I will be back on the road with my friends Petra and Achim. We are an experienced travel team. Among other trips, we were traveling two years ago in Galicia and Northern Bukovina in Ukraine. This time Southern Bukovina, by now the Romanian part of the former Austro-Hungarian crown land, is waiting for us. I compiled a list of places to go, but I’m sure there are knowledgeable readers who have good suggestions for more destinations!
Although we are a team, there is a role for everyone. Achim will safely ride our rental car again, and Petra is responsible for the selection of hotels – during the last trip she proved a keen sense for it. My role is to select the destinations and to make suggestions for the day stages. After I was knocked down by a bad cold early in the week and was forced to stay at home, I finally found the time to fulfill my duty. The result is a list of 20 towns and villages where the traces of Jewish life are still visible.
20 towns and villages with several objects to visit in almost each of them is hard to manage within two weeks. And an important point of interest is not even covered by the list: the famous monasteries of Bukovina. Perhaps it is not wise to extend the list of places beyond the eastern border of Bukovina. But it’s easier to cut a list as needed, than to extend it spontaneously.
However, the list could quickly get even longer, because I’m sure there are readers who have suggestions for more destinations. And of course I would love to hear them!
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