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Today we had a bus and walking tour of Bucharest. There's not a whole lot to see in this 400 year old city of 1.8 million people in a country of 22 million. It was interesting to see the city but it was far from pretty. It was drab! Bucharest began to grow in the 18th century when it became the capital. After the war, Romania along with the other Easter European countries we are going to ...
... we did see one dead snake and one snake skin, so we believe people when they talk about it.
The site has a long heritage, being initially settled in the 7th Century BCE and continuously occupied until the 7th Century CE. Archaeologists suspect that changes to the lagoon or lake that borders Histria was one of the predominant causes of its decline. It also suffered a series of attacks, starting in the 3rd Century CE ...
... a good hour at lunch using the free wifi and enjoying the comfort of some cool air despite the fact many people still smoked at tables and indoor environments. The beach area was something else. There is about 7km of white sandy beaches all with bars, clubs, extravagant seating (couches etc) and loud club music (Yes! at 2pm in the afternoon) and all linked by a cable car which stretches the length of the ...
... touts. The train station taxis wanted outrageous negotiated rates and refused to use the meter. We walked out of station and across the park before we were far enough away from the station to catch an honest metered taxi. And 8 lei ($2.36) later, we pulled into Voila Hotel. Junko and Hiro were boxing up their bicycles in the courtyard. Junko couldn't wait to tell us their taxi story.
Hiro and Junko Stood up to Crooked Taxi Driver
... we moved on to our first of what would become many Eastern Orthodox churches, with lots of icons, and no pews. The country is about 85% Orthodox, with some Roman Catholics and protestants, and only a few Muslims.
Our last stop was at the Archaeology Museum, which held a mildly interesting collection of primarily Roman artifacts. There was an entire room full of glass items found while excavating various areas. The most unusual ...
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