5th of April – Bucharest, Romania

Once in Bucharest, the astonishment became an even greater emotion, as we physically entered a space where the consequences of war can be felt.

We went straight to a former hotel called Casa Alex where the association Inimi Nobile, which means “Noble Heart”, hosts a group of Ukrainian refugees.

First thing that came to my eyes were these countless, coloured baby shoes lined up under a black shelf. Inimi Nobile hosts grandmothers, mothers and children, whose husbands could not exit Ukraine. I wish I could give you an idea of how much shared sufferance can create such an intimate atmosphere, which is palpably felt. We unloaded the trucks of food with the help of these families, we enjoyed the incomparable smile on their faces, waved goodbye and continue our journey.

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