"We visited early the day our second save the children projekt. Here we got the opportunity to meet roma street children in an from save the children managed children's home called "Vermont". These children get there trained and it is taken care for them so they don't get into criminal behaviour.
At the borderline of Croatia and Serbia we stood a long time in a traffic jam, it was awfully hot, but we met new friends mostly from the Netherlands whith which we danced and talked until the traffic jam was dissolving.
On our trip through Serbia we realized that we wouldn't reach our Destination until nightfall, which was planned because of security reasons (the streets of Serbia can be quite rough at night and there are several stories of robberies of foreign cars in dark lanes), but we managed to get safely to Destination.
At the border of Bulgaria we realized that we need an Vignette to pass their roads so we pulled over at the next gas Station and bought one, which was our luck. Just a few moments later we got pulled over by the Police!
But there occured another problem, Giesela began to made strange sounds that turned with the time more intensive and loud, when we arrived in Pazardschik, the sounds were louder and the engine failure notification blinked some times, but we placed the car in a safe stop, which Peter from the Rotary Club showed us and went to our bedrooms.
Pazardjik, Day 5
"We woke at 10 o'clock to visit the first Projects in Bulgaria. After just a quick breakfast we were with Peter on our way to look after the old projects of my mother and Interhelp out of the 90s.
The first one was a school project for orphans, whom we gave a Football and some drawing things. We were quite fast part of an big Football game on a Meadow. The children loved our cameras and took plenty of photos.
The second project we visited was an asylum for handicapped children. It was the first one in that Region and grew fast over the last 20 years, but still they were missing modern kitchen infrastructures. The raised money was not enough for modern sanitary facilities.
The old soviet machines that at the moment work are beginning to fail their Service.
We made the children a gift in the form of an paddling pool, because the temperature was at that day already above 36 degrees.
Subsequently we brought Gisela to the local mechanic to repair the Problems we heard the day before, luckily it was just something with the old ignition plug which got replaced immediately.
After that I drove to an bulgarian friend who checked the complete car and gave us some clues how to conquer the stream crossing in mongolia the best.
We parked the car and went to his Office and he showed me his soviet Arsenal of knifes and rifles and after a short target practice on the parking lot I went back to the Hotel.
In the evening we got picked up by the Rotary Club of Pazardijks, with whom Interhelp does their projects in that Region, we got invited to dinner. It was great to meet our old friends from the year before again and the took greatly care of us and it turned into an emotional dinner.
After Peter left, and before we even noticed we got pulled into an Karaoke bar where we needed/wanted to sing Songs with locals and some students.
A funny night gets to his end, but before we reached the Hotel my mother crashed a Birthday Party where she was welcomed heartily. My attempts to get her away from there were in vain. And so even before I noticed I was "forced" by an older woman to a dance and so we danced between garlands and fairy lights through the summer night."