Travel Blogs from Bucharest
... today sort of represents a change in dynamic of my trip. up until now I have been travelling leisurely around, stopping a few nights in places that have either been recommend to me or are on the rough route I had 'planed' back at home. but now comes 5 days of solid travel, 1155k to get from Bucharest to Albania for Saturday, via Sofia, Skopje and Tirana. why? because that will be my 1st extended stop in one place. I have managed to get a volunteer job in a hostel ...
... I was off to my meeting with the Fulbright office, which wound up running much longer than I expected and with that two mile walk looming between me and my evening information session, I knew the walk back would be a brisk one. And a sweaty one. The rush was worth it though, as I had time to shower and throw on a different suit before I had to set up our room. Since we don't have a massive alum network in Romania, we wound up using a room at the hotel for my ...
... we found one and checked in and headed straight to the food court to spend the remainder of our Lei. This wasn't hard as everything at this airport was incredibly expensive, like every airport, I guess. After this we headed to the gate. I still had a few Lei left so I decided to get a coffee from the vending machine. After watching others use it, I decided it wasn't too hard and went for it. It turns out I didn't know how to work as because the machine took ...
... I arrived, it too was closed. Three museums, four hours of wandering, and absolutely nothing to show for it. (It wasn't all bad though: Bucharest is actually quite beautiful in parts. Walking down the street, you can turn a corner and see a wonderful, old baroque building. I saw concert halls, museums, old centers of commerce, and military fraternity halls, all gorgeous. This may have just been where I was walking though. Like any city, many parts were quite dirty, dusty, and run-down. ...
... of being social in a bar. Not even alcohol could loosen them up... they were determined to frown, nurse their drinks and sit in silence. We got out of there and found a club that was celebrating Micheal Jackson. The beer was flowing, the people were dancing and the ladies were smiling.....We were home!
Off to Transylvania.. to search for Vlad the Impaler
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services