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Why am I going to Romania? That's a good question. And I'm not entirely sure to be honest. I've not yet been to a country beginning with 'R' and I suppose that is as good a reason as any. It's my first country of 2015! And country number 60. I set off fairly early at 12.30pm on a train to gatwick. It was a pleasant surprise to find that Pret now sell vegan food - amazing! So I had a late lunch / ...
... find the place. Because Piaţa Universităţii is located on such a busy street, in order to cross the street one must go down the escalators to the metro station and exit at one of the other six or so exits. I tried every single exit multiple times, and the fact that it was raining and that nobody knew of the street I was looking for did not help either. In the end, the building was actually located right next to the ...
As the Turkish guy began giving tips about how to score with Romanian women (apparently you need to just come up from behind and grab them) Kevin and I were greeted by Marius, the well-dressed, tall, handsome young hostel owner.
“Hey guys! You are..Peter Van Dort! With a German surname, am I right?”
“Well sort of. Dutch.”
“Hm. And you're from Australia? Where in Australia?”
“I'm from Melbourne, Kevin is ...
... was really different. the mountains were completely barren and clearly very remote while the vast majority of settlements seemed to be strung out along the roads. It must be a real pain to walk from one end of those towns to the other.
Most visitors to Bucharest would be unamonus in singling out the driving and traffic as the worst features of the city. I was in the safe hands (and car) of a former colleague ...
... with English. Several times I was there I was very surprised at how American some of the Israelis spoke English. I even high-fived an Israeli chick over "America-Israel best friends" at the mall the other night. But this cabbie didn’t fall into this category and after unsuccessfully trying to talk me into driving me to the airport instead of the train station, he tried telling me (after several attempts of decoding his thick as molasses accent) that ...