...It was a spacious, two-roomed apartment, with a lovely view of the Carpathian forests. Something that a young couple today could scarcely imagine to enjoy. The village has two main industries, built up during the Communist era. One, some of the best mineral water in Europe, comes out of the ground already sparkling, due to the high iron content of the volcanic soil. And, two, Romania’s best cheese factory. After 1989, the usual trick was played on the workers. Everyone got vouchers saying they owned shares in the factory they worked in. But, there was no market, so the vouchers really had no exchange value. A certain foreigner came in, paid peanuts for the vouchers, and now the mineral water is owned by Coca Cola, and the cheese is owned by a Swiss millionaire. Few people still work in the factories, as they are now highly automated. While there, we visited a young couple with a baby. They had just one room. Tiny. And they could hardly pay the rent. Most of the young people had already left–to work in Western Europe. For them, the Wall is still there–but now it keeps them out.