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Travel Blogs from Bucharest
... emperor, Trajan. The relatively new statue is mocked by Romanians and there have been contest to come up with funny alternate names and ideas which could have been worse choice.
As we giggled at her stories, the bronze grew ugly before our eyes. Such is the power of suggestion.
On our way toward the beautiful Opera house, we stopped near 'The Rebirth Memorial Eternal ...
... conveniently right on the bike route.
Hurray, a Billa Market
After a short rest, we biked a kilometer to a Lidl Market. Since it lacked a deli, we continued on to the Bila market. It is great to have choices in this town. Most villages we pass through have nothing more than a small market with places to sit and meet your neighbor for a beer.
We thought we had seen enough of this town, and ...
... that after 9/11 they could say it was the biggest in the world; (for a few months at least...) We were also introduced to a new and much hated statue in Bucharest that showed a wolf with a snake head being held by a naked man. The locals had decided to make fun of it, so they photo-shopped odd heads onto the statue, placed celebrities next to it and shared it online - needless to say it went viral. Then, the huge statue to celebrate the end of Communism in Revolution Square ...
... took our chances and jumped on the 301, hoping that it was the 301 in the correct direction, as the bus driver as not so helpful!!! Once we had successfully negotiated that, we had the metro to contend with. Luckily, the lady at the kiosk told us exactly what we needed and exactly where we needed to get off too... legend. The city was not what I expected it to be and is actually quite hard to describe. Many high rise concrete rectangles, with large, advertisement, light boards ...
... the Impaler.HistoryIt was named after Leipzig (Lipsca in 17th century Romanian), as that was the origin of many of the wares ...
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