Travel Blogs from Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

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... reading our pocket guide to Romania for the first time. This is what it had to say about Bucharest: "...until Brasov - in so many ways the centre of Romania - gets itself an international airport, it is almost certain that you'll arrive in Bucharest. ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by agbucks

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... on Christmas Day. The square was the symbolic location of the Coup d’Etat by the Romanian people against the Ceausescu regime. *Bucharest is trying hard to re-invent itself. In the ‘Paris style’ areas there are pedestrian zones, street ...

Goodbye good toilets, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Goodbye good toilets

A travel blog entry by pussandjulesy

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Spent the last 3 days driving and bush camping......that means no toilet.  We dıg a hole in the ground and put a shower tent over it!  Also started cooking on a fire now as opposed to gas. Went to Vlad the Impaler's Castle ın ...

The Transfagarasan Highway, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The Transfagarasan Highway

A travel blog entry by agbucks

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... a  North / South direction and at the beginning of the day when there are fewer cars & motorbikes. *It is reputedly Romania's most scenic road and according to Reader’s Digest ranks amongst the top 500 drives in the world. 'Top Gear’ ...

Bucharest, capital of Romania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest, capital of Romania

A travel blog entry by laytonandjana

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... the side walk, in the streets and on buildings to remember those lost in the terror. That sums it up for Bucharest... RANDOM 100,000 stray dogs are estimated to roam the streets in Bucharest. This is from the demolition of the ...

Suffering under the heat wave, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Suffering under the heat wave

A travel blog entry by xerius

... and I was expecting it to be at 9! I had booked a night at a hostel out in the old, green suburbs east of central Bucharest, so I headed straight there after getting off near the Gara de Nord. While the surrounds were pretty and historic, I knew I was in ...

Finding Communism, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Finding Communism

A travel blog entry by dresdenfae

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... tried to hand her 2 lie (about .80 cents) but she wouldn't take it. She told me to tell more people to come to Romania. Bucharest is not an attractive city. It's a soviet nightmare. There is garbage on the ground, the buildings are crumbling, and it's ...

Viva Romania!, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Viva Romania!

A travel blog entry by msu

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... no one I knew had gone before. Put those together and you get a country with the Primary colors for a flag. Bucharest is a confounding mix of architecture. Imagine taking the chateau style classical buildings of France, mixing it with a bunch of ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by pierrez

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Romancing Romania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Romancing Romania

A travel blog entry by benjermaicus

... capitalism of Bucharest and the sickening opulence of Ceauseceu's megalomaniacal palace and you have a good idea of where Romania is at. Bucharest was a fascinating maze of marble structures, wooden gantries and Western nightclubs. But I think Sibiu, ...

The Cold Heart, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The Cold Heart

A travel blog entry by claude_and_iain

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... to spend Christmas somewhere on the Orthodox calendar (who have Christmas in January), we actually spent our Christmas Day in Bucharest. Having executed their leader on Christmas Day 18 years ago, we figured its a place that doesn't shutdown for ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by rvs

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... breakfast and talking to Roxy's parents we went sight seeing.  We went and saw the Romanian Parliament House in Bucharest that was entirely built from Romanian materials and by Romanian people (about 20000).  The building is very impressive ...

Driving tour of city., Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Driving tour of city.

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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Arrived in the capital mid afternoon, did a driving tour of the city and then went to ...

First impressions of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

First impressions of Bucharest

A travel blog entry by travelingdiva

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... the city which was much easier in the heat without the extra weight on our backs. There are so many beautiful buildings in Bucharest and flowers are everywhere. Not only are they sold on every street corner in bouquets, but they also line the streets and ...

Bucharest what a let down, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest what a let down

A travel blog entry by no1pablo

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... you turn - very popular (must be cheap cos they're bloody ugly cars!) It is a world of difference though from the capital, Bucharest, to Bran, and other places we drove through on the way, as to be honest you wouldn't have a clue what country you were in ...

Back in Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Back in Bucharest

A travel blog entry by kally563

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Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by sherwoodforest

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With a few limited exceptions, our experience in Bucharest was uniquely negative.  From drunk gypsies trying to pick-off cash at the train station ticket window to the strong feeling of imminent mugging on the street at night to ATMs all saying "Are ...

Rumination No. 3 - On Length of Trip, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Rumination No. 3 - On Length of Trip

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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... I can recover on the plane and at home. Instead, I am doing laundry in the washing machine in my apartment in Bucharest, Romania. I don't really need to do laundry yet because I have a really big bag and I packed almost entirely light clothes ...

Brasov to Bucharest by train!!!, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Brasov to Bucharest by train!!!

A travel blog entry by travelledkiwi

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Shopping in town, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Shopping in town

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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We had the morning free in the city, there was not much to see, so most of the girls and I went ...

Day 9-12 Romanian Bush Camping and Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Day 9-12 Romanian Bush Camping and Bucharest

A travel blog entry by lizandmaxuktooz

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... original owners, who then opened it to the public. Back on the bus and we finally arrived at our campsite just outside Bucharest. Day 12 Bucarest has a reputation of stray dogs and thieves, with the only desirable tourist attraction, the palace. The bus ...

Draclula... Transylvania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Draclula... Transylvania

A travel blog entry by mnasega

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This week we visited Transylvania... the "Dracula' Region in Romania.  Also known as "Vlad the Impaler".  The trip was fascinating... We returned without any bites, no full moons, no Vampires, and had a great time... Enjoy Count 1, 2, 3... Count ...

Romania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Romania

A travel blog entry by helenandeoghan

... pre-1989 years is the 2nd biggest building in the world (after the Pentagon) and stands on the rubble of one-sixth of Bucharest which was bulldozed to make room for this wacko's dream. There are more tasteful palaces in Romania and none more so then ...

July 30, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

July 30

A travel blog entry by tucker

July 1 (Val) Upon arriving in Bucharest, Rob and I walked to a nearby hostel to check it out. It ended up just an address of an apartment (like a bed and breakfast) and we didn't feel comfortable . Back at the train station, as we were discussing what ...

Bucharest, Romania, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest, Romania

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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Bucharest, Romania is a pit - at least visually. Decrepit, Soviet-Era apartment buildings, with laundry strung outside, and ugly "plazas." It also has an estimated 100,000 stray dogs running the streets, which bit 6,700 people last year, and killed a ...

Top 5 of Eastern Europe, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Top 5 of Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... knowledge and passion for this area of the world which dampened a experience a little) 3. Croatian Islands 4. Dubrovnik, Croatia 5. Bran Castle, Romania Although we have listed the top five of Eastern Europe, it is an area of the world that has so much ...

The other side, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The other side

A travel blog entry by lorievans

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... and helpful. It appears this country has a quality of life that is not contingent on standard of living. And so we have arrived in Bucharest - the "Paris of the East" I'm told. There is laundry to be done and showers to be had - I suspect we'll do our ...

The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

A travel blog entry by ataritouchme

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... We did have a wonderful meal at a Spanish restaurant, though, where I could actually speak a language I fully understood. I won't say Bucharest is without certain charms, but I might say the Spanish restaurant is the memory I will keep with me the ...

An interesting history, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

An interesting history

A travel blog entry by adambrownell

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... history including the only recent governing of Communism by the Soviet Union and the way in which it affected life within Romania. Following the tour, we had only just heard that Manchester United were playng the local Romania team in soccer, like ...

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania travel blog

Bucharest

A travel blog entry by teamcanada

Bucharest isn't a really big city like an istanbul, but it sure seems like it, its so busy. the palace and main square are the biggest i've seen. and revolution square was moving for me. the city still has a very strong communist feel, you can really feel ...

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