Crystal Palace Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... to me. If she had her way, we would be pitching a Mongolian yurt in the first vacant field. But after living in tents from the jungle to the desert, she allows me to book a hotel as our first accommodation after arriving. So we gave Mr. Marriott some business in downtown Bucharest.
According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building with ...
... br> I had a little time to get settled at the hotel before it was time to set off on my walk to the Fulbright office. The director of the office had sent me detailed directions and said it would be a "most enjoyable" walk. All I can say is it is a good thing I built in extra time and had planned to find some lunch on the way, as the walk turned out to be more than two miles. And it was 85 degrees. And I was wearing a suit. As long, and hot as it was I still took ...
... 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 ...
... the running of the state. It is also open for tourists to visit, and on the second day of my trip I took a tour, visiting many rooms (including state meeting rooms and a theatre), the basement and the rooftop terrace.
The building is almost completely made out of marble with huge chandeliers, and has some impressive views. The balcony overlooking the 2 mile long boulevard was particularly impressive, and ...
... the front door step.
The lady who greeted us at the front desk was very friendly but a little eccentric and didn't really seem all there. The cats and the stains all over her jacket were the first signs that this place was kind of dodgy.
The strange but kind lady showed us the dorm we would be staying in, which was a make-shift, 8 bed dorm in a room just off the reception. It had 2 big glass doors leading to the reception and masking tape all over ...