Travel Blogs from Bucharest, Romania

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BL #36: Party Like a Romanian, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

BL #36: Party Like a Romanian

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Bucharest, the last stop in Romania - it's a city full of stereotypes, mostly-bad ones, and today was a real treat, as we discovered that most of them are false.  While they may have once been true, if you believe the stories, Bucharest is overrun ...

The Dirty Dozen: The Sequel, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The Dirty Dozen: The Sequel

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Some people are on the pitch.... they think it's all over.... It is now!" Kenneth Walstenholme, 1966 We were staying in this pretty nice hostel called Villa Helga, and as is often the case it was made better by the abundance of people that we met. It ...

Bucharest!!!, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... go to the railway ticketing office downtown, which is about 3 miles from the station! Go figure... She Said: Bucharest is a strange blend of old communist style buildings interspersed with really blatant capitalist images. For example, there is ...

Palaces and the House of the People, Wallachia, Romania travel blog

Palaces and the House of the People

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... in Brasov. We were ready for them - wallets and money belts showing, but as usual nothing happened. We were on our way to Bucharest with a side trip to the royal palaces at Sinaia. The locals put on the royal train for us - it was really plush in ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Beyond the "People's Palace"

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Having already seen the exterior of the much talked about grotesque People's Palace built by Romania's former leader, Ceausescu on an earlier trip, I was keen to explore whatever might be left of the older more historic city.  Just a bit of ...

First Impressions, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

First Impressions

A travel blog entry by andrea

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... , being in Valcea for the next three weeks, I am really hoping to get to know some of the local people. In Bucharest, our World Vision Romania rep, Toni, took us around the city. Touring in this fashion with 10 other people is difficult for me; this is ...

Back in Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Back in Bucharest

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... . In addition, a million new cars in a city of two million with an infrastructure which is completely inadequate, make Bucharest a driver's nightmare. Oh and did we mention the dogs? Back when the communists were razing the old neighborhoods, many dogs ...

Buchraest and Romania (blog), Buchraest, Romania travel blog

Buchraest and Romania (blog)

A travel blog entry by martyt

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... of English but we had a very entertaining night nonetheless. Another night was spent by the camp fire before we arrived in Bucharest, Romania's Capital. As like much of the rest of Romania half of it appeared to be in construction. I presume this is ...

Palaces and Gypsies, Bucharesti, Romania travel blog

Palaces and Gypsies

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... . We came across the Arch of Triumph. A direct copy of Paris's one. Fourth one I have now seen !!!!! It was good to walk around Bucharest as we had been told by a few people that it was not a nice place. Never saw the dogs though. Just a few here and ...

Talking to Romanians, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Talking to Romanians

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... a lot to say. When we arrived at our stop, Cosmin got off with us and it was there, right on a subway platform in Bucharest, where our Romanian history lesson began.    It wasn't just Romania actually. We touched, at least briefly, on several ...

Train change, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Train change

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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The city of cars and cars and cars, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The city of cars and cars and cars

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Bucharest, Romania - Entering Bucharest train station was very exciting! With my head slightly out the window on the train, I observed the train slowly making its way to the platform. The lights, waiting passengers, tracks and a cool dusk breeze on my ...

quick stopover, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

quick stopover

A travel blog entry by jay29

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... by the group. Ended up going for dinner, going back to the hostel, watching a little TV and hitting the sack. This was Bucharest. There are two airports in Bucharest - the main, modern one that most people use - and the one I was flying out of, ...

The Bucharest Boogey, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The Bucharest Boogey

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... town. We wondered around in true European fashion checking out churches, cozy cafes and cobblestone pathways.  Compared to Sofia, Bucharest rocked!   We ended up meeting with Magdalena 's sister and she gave us a bit of a history tour ...

Home of Drucula! (cue scary music and dim lights.), Buchrest, Romania travel blog

Home of Drucula! (cue scary music and dim lights.)

A travel blog entry by shmikes

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... -drawn carts and people using scythes to slash and stack hay were not uncommon in the rural communities. The trains from Bucharest varied from brand new style carriages with automatic doors and plastic bucket seats to the dog-cabin style complete with the ...

Bucharest not my favorite place., Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest not my favorite place.

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... how much difference one country is from the other when they are so close and both in the European Union. I arrived in Bucharest which is the capital of Romania at 6 in the morning. It was a pretty long and miserable ride from Belgrade to Bucharest. It was ...

Bucharest, Romania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest, Romania

A travel blog entry by martinlizama

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Change...again!, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Change...again!

A travel blog entry by sambarker

... sausages from a plastic plate, stayed in a 2 star hotel and drank ice tea! and a Skoll. They drink a lot it seems in Romania. anyway, not a very nice city, a bit "thirdword" looking you could put it, but the people in between the concrete and rust were ...

This is Buchapiss, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

This is Buchapiss

A travel blog entry by ivanandvlad

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... on his back across 3 seats whilst Ivan continued to taunt him!! The spasms had somewhat subsided for Vlad as we arrived in Bucharest. It's a big concrete city with nothing much to see or do, complicated by the fact it was a Monday when most things are ...

Day 7 - Old Town, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Day 7 - Old Town

A travel blog entry by bedford10

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... had to check out by 10:30. Despite being a few minutes late everything was alright, and we left to spend a day exploring Bucharest (leaving our hefty rucksacks at the hostel). Bucharest in general is not the prettiest city, but we headed to the old town ...

Bucharest  - A Pleasant Surprise, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest - A Pleasant Surprise

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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Didn't know what to expect in Bucharest but really enjoyed it. They aren't geared up for tourists (took an hour to find the tourist information office) which made it refreshing (after Prague and Budapest) and it needs a bit of TLC. The parliment building ...

Gypsies in Romania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Gypsies in Romania

A travel blog entry by katevoss

... a nice dinner of noodles (very expensive noodles!).  Once boarded the flight only lasted about an hour and we were then in Bucharest, Romania.  At the airport I went and picked up the car I had rented online.  The people at the car rental ...

Biggest Building in Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Biggest Building in Bucharest

A travel blog entry by katevoss

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... wandered out to see some more of Bucharest.  I walked down to the parliament palace, a huge building in the middle of Bucharest –  so big it is the 2nd largest administrative building in the world, second only to the Pentagon and is also ...

Time Out - Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Time Out - Bucharest

A travel blog entry by caseygcrosbie

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After the 12 hour days touring Istanbul, I was more than ready for a break so I spent 4-5 days in Bucharest just chilling out. Honestly the city itself wasn't a major attraction, in many ways its just another Eastern European capital - a dull mix of ...

Free Day in Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Free Day in Bucharest

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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... and the new mall. I ask which she recommends, and she says the old mall, which is the first shopping mall in Bucharest. After hanging up I marvel at how the universe provides solutions in the most amazing ways. I had been lethargic and uninspired, and ...

Bucharesti, Bucharesti, Romania travel blog

Bucharesti

A travel blog entry by gustn

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24 hours, Bucaresti, Romania travel blog

24 hours

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

I don't understand the charm of Bucharest. It's dirty and flat and there really aren't many monuments or things worth staying for. That being said, I'm enjoying being able to shower after being on the train for about 24 hrs straight. And all I had was a ...

travel to Uzbekistan, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

travel to Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

today I fly to Istanbul then tonight I fly to Uzbekistan, arriving at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning.  I have no idea how the internet situation will be there but somehow I'm thinking I might not be able to do daily entries.  I will do a daily blog ...

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