Crystal Palace Hotel
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... train. Interesting this was the first border crossing with barbed wire fences on either side of the train. Then about 30 min later we were woken again as we arrived at Kapikule, and this is the only border stop on this trip where you have to get off the train to buy a visa ($45 euro each) to enter Turkey and then proceed to the border patrol office to have passports stamped. The border guard was quite pleasant and when he noted us to be Aussies and told us ...
... 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 ...
... 30 or 40 years old. Paco said its because of the poor construction of the buildings. We then went to an animal museum. We saw stuffed animals from around the world. I saw many animals I'd never seen before. The funny thing was if you wanted to take any pictures you had to pay. I think it was about 3 euros. There was actually someone watching to make sure you had the sticker saying you paid to take pictures. I saw this lady come talk to this man taking ...
So three weeks into my stay here in Bucharest I feel I have finally settled into my life here and it is time to comment on my living environment.
I am living in a private college student dorm, called Camin Studentesc Nr. 1 on Str. Lacramioarei. What that translates to is student dorm 1 on the street of a little tear. Everyone who lives there is a student, most are undergraduate students. Although right now the dorm is fairly empty as it ...
... going through security. I think because there was only one chick working the security scan line and one guy checking for matches between people’s passport picture and their face. These two working kind of fit my stereotype of an eastern European. Guy looked like he could be one of the bad guys in the Owen Wilson movie Behind Enemy Lines and the chick was in her twenties, real fit, too much makeup, and had destroyed her probably nice dark hair with ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center