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... clue what I was doing, but I learnt that Romanian pottery is a very old tradition. Before long I was engraving my name on the bottom of a masterpiece.
Art tours are really great for a school tour group because there is no better way to get a sense of how extraordinary a place is.
You know what they say, time fly's when you having fun. The day was almost over! When the tour finished ...
July 27, 28, and 29 - Bucharest, Romania
This is Dave writing this time. Michelle wasn't inspired to say much about Bucharest;
Michelle drafts this blog on her iPod and I edit it into the blog entry by checking and adding a few facts, filling in gaps in our story, and uploading the pictures. Usually, she gives me a well fleshed out story to work with. This time, for Bucharest, she gave me less than 100 words to ...
... the tombs showing how people died using as much humour as possible? Go hiking in the apparently famous Carpathian mountains? See the castles, including Draculas? Visit some Saxon villages? Gosh, what to do, what to do!
We finally plotted our route; 1 night in Bucharest, followed by 5 nights in Brasov which seemed to be a good base to see most of the above (but no cemetery or monasteries). Then we would be taking an overnight train to Budapest for our last 3 days.
... building. Famous for its original homemade beer, it serves an excellent selection of Romanian cuisines.
The train runs to the airport from the main train station. It cost 8.00 lei (less than $3), and the last train out is before 9 pm. The train stops in the middle of nowhere in a housing area, and you have to drag your belongings to a waiting van nearby. It makes one wonder what happens if there is a group of twenty people on the train the ...
... hours of my journey, I read from my book while intermittently shooting snaps of the countryside passing by.
We arrived at Bucharest's "North" train station a little ahead of schedule at 11:30 AM, and Sean & I went off in search of legitimate taxis to take us to our respective accommodation. I had been warned about the taxi "thieves" and told to look for the reputable ones, Sky or Grand Taxis (neither of which I ever saw on the streets of the city). All ...