Conquering Dravet: Carmen and Ben’s bike trip

Carmen, Ben, you decided to take a pretty unusual trip for Romania: a sponsored trip, dedicated to Dravet syndrome, which means that all the money you could get from your “sponsors” will go to a Romanian association.

This is indeed quite unusual for Romania, but it helped that I have been living in England for quite a while now. And here, there are a LOT of sponsored events, from cake sales to running marathons, to really massive things like climbing the Himalayas. So having exposure to this culture definitely has encouraged and inspired me. But most of all, meeting Ben opened my eyes towards doing a lot of different things. Before meeting him, I was the typical Romanian Academy of Economics student, who skipped classes, cheated on exams and didn’t care much about the studying really, just wanted the diploma and ...

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Alina crede în potenţialul turistic al ţării ei. De aici secţiunile în engleză şi franceză ale blogului. Una dintre plăcerile ei cele mai mari, atunci când scrie pentru LumeaMare, e să stea de vorbă cu alti călători, pe site sau pe pagina de Facebook LumeaMare. E sociolog şi locuieşte în Paris de câţiva ani.