Travel Blogs from Bucharest
... opposite the main stand. the highlight of a subdued first half was a screamer of a goal 5 minutes from half time, driven low from 30 years and going in off the post. the 2nd half started in similar fashion to the 1st, with the main entertainment being provided from the stand. a man 3 rows in front of us yelling out various lines (I guess insults) in Romanian, much to the amusement of those around us. this actually made me think of something I read in my ...
... to have lunch. "Tell them Florin from the Marriott sent you".
When we arrived at the hotel I changed some money when I checked in, since I wanted to make sure to give Florin a tip, but he was already gone by the time I turned around from the front desk. So, as penance for not giving him a monetary tip, I am posting the following tip to any future travelers to Bucharest: Ask for Florin from the Marriott if you need a driver, or a tour guide. He's ...
... for the communist party in 1980. It is incredibly decadent and is still used today. It took us 45 minutes to walk the whole way around the building!
Although the days were a little slow, the nights in Bucharest are very different. There is a huge night life there that we didn't expect.
On our first night we headed too a local bar called Control. This is where all of the young trendy people go, so naturally we thought we should be there. Its kind of a ...
... complex walled in, including a park easily as large as the building behind it. As I would find, the entrance was on the NW side, but I left from the SW and walked East for about forty minutes under the hot noon sun. It was absolutely brutal. I approached the entrance like I had just crawled out of a desert only to find the museum is closed on Tuesdays. Apparently in my excitement this morning, I forgot to check small details like opening hours. Disappointed and tired, I walk off to ...
... to this day on You-tube! It was pretty powerful stuff.
The following day I was able to catch up with a co-worker from Jordan Pond. He lives in Bucharest and kindly let me crash with him for 2 days. We went to a Pub Quiz together and were put on team with 2 Frenchies, 3 Romainans and me. The quiz was blast and it helped raise money for children in Hospice. They gave out a prize for ...
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