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