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... 8217;s Inn, one of only two surviving caravanserais in Europe, recently restored as a major restaurant and beer garden, with tables in the large courtyard. The massive shingled roof is currently undergoing repair, with two workers on the roof hammering away at a new, blond wood section of the roof. We see a statue of the famous Vlad, who is still a hero here, as he mostly only impaled bad *******s, and was no worse that a lot of other European leaders at that ...
... Centre really do need to provide the name and local phone number of the person picking us up from the airport as they gave us a phone number in London to call if there is any problems, and they didn't answer. The person who was to pick us up rang us in the hotel that night 9pm and told us that he had been told we were on a 8pm flight, anyway he assured us he would be there to transfer us back to the airport the day after tomorrow.
... turned back.
We are happy trundling along at 70kmh on flat roads with few stops and no hills. Why then did we decide to cross the Carpathian mountains in Transylvania, not once but twice? First there was an hour of gear-straining climbing up hills on hair pin bends and then another hour with the foot on the brakes on the way down. At one point the brakes threatened to give up altogether so we were forced to stop beside the road amidst ...
“Maybe he shouldn’t have been shot,” said the young waiter who'd stopped by our table. “My parents would disagree but I'm beginning think that executing Ceausescu was wrong.” Michael and I were sat in a central Bucharest cafe that had once been the headquarters of the dreaded Communist Securitate. Behind where the waiter stood was a large black and white photo showing a scene from the 1989 revolution. A phalanx of tanks were parked in front of ...
... who ruled from 1965 to 1989. Like many dictators, he had appearances of benevolence at first (appealing to Western powers as well), but then quickly consolidated his power & did the typical dictator things. The revolution against him ended in his (and his wife's) death just eight days later after their being sentenced to death in a sham trial. Anyway, I had a bit of fascination upon viewing his & his wife's graves (not right by each other, it's said, because they caused too ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking