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... 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 exploring tomorrow. I'm hoping to go for a run but so far I haven't seen any suitable running paths. And so tomorrow we "rest"...and I'll report back if I find anything interesting ;-) ...
... we settled for a meal and one of the many options. Food here not as good or cheap as other places, and you have to order potato and veggies separately, so chicken diablo is literally a lump of chicken with a red sauce and nothing more.
We went to another bar, but were a bit overwhelmed with the choice, and then back to hotel.
Next day we walked around to se ...
After being in small, clean, quiet and peaceful places in Canada for the last sunset watching, Bucharest was a definite contrast. It's a sizeable city, complete with massive traffic, dirt and bears -Bucharest is known for it's stray bears problem, even in the city.
My first impression of Romania was, truly real Eastern European, having more than 5 times travelled into Eastern Europe, Romania definitely is one ...
... n an almost empty wagon and we were not bored for a second. We enjoyed good books and very ınterestıng scenery. Unfortunately the weather has been very grey all week and the overcast skıes emphasısed the bleakness of decayıng towns and factorıes. The soıl ıs certaınly very fertıle and ıt seems ın many areas the land has been gıven back to nature as most goods are now ımported.
There are many old houses in Bucharest and they are all made of brick when they are not made of concrete. I REALLY missed the concrete and brick houses from home whilst being scared continuously by the wooden houses in New Zealand. Someone said to me not to worry to much about that as I would get used to them eventually (and I would sincerely love to), but nothing happened as yet.
Back home, one of my favourite houses in Bucharest is the ...
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