wandering Bucharest

Big European cities don’t have much attraction for me. Bucharest is not nearly the best of the bunch.

But waiting on a flight to Turkey I made the best of it.

There are some big, green parks.

Lovely religious buildings.

Vlad the Impaler is one of the attractions.

Parcul Herastrau
Changing of the Guard
May Day long weekend festival in the Park

A wannabe, Bucharest has an Arc. But it’s only about one third as large as the one in Paris.

Pizza is good in Romania. But they tend to undercook it.

Several things I really liked about Romania:

fast WiFi everywhere. I could even upload photos to Flickr.
• almost every Romanian I met spoke English (TV and films are in English here)
• taxi drivers were honest
• no money problems. They are proud to have their own currency, not Euro.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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