Phoenicia Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bucharest
... compartment, aside from a Russian couple who didn't seem massively interested in chatting. The countryside rolling by was beautiful and I had plenty of films that I could watch on my laptop, so I didn't get too bored, but it wasn't exactly up there with some of the other train journeys that we had taken.
The train arrived an hour ahead of schedule at 5.30 pm into Bucharest Gara de Nord, which I was very happy about, as it meant I could ...
I had extended a dinner invitation to our alums, but both had to decline. So, after a quick change I headed back downstairs and asked the concierge if there was a place nearby to grab some local cuisine. He checked the clock (it was already after 10 PM) and then recommended a place "right around the corner". That place turned out to be La Mama. La Mama is a small local chain of restaurants that serves Romanian comfort food. I passed a couple other ...
... with swans and ducks, a pen filled with peacocks, and an inexplicable memorial commemorating the death of Michael Jackson. It was some of the most enjoyable wandering I've done on the trip so far, and lifted my spirits immensely. My walk home was nicer as well, as the sun was setting and the temperatures fell. Overall, a frustrating day with a few high points. But then the night began...
As I was heading to grab dinner at an excellent little Romanian place just a two-minute ...
... here is obviously not as well managed or developed as in Cambridgeshire.
Before leaving Hungary to enter Romania we timed our lunch stop to coincide with a Tesco visit. This was my opportunity to spend my remaining Hungarian Forint, of which I had about £20 worth. I was able to buy a litre bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label, six cans of lager, two creamy deserts and from the store café a lunch of sweet chicken and fried potato. It was probably one ...
... room, everything is just stupidly grand. Marble this marble that, crystal windows, chandeliers, oak panelling!! It's all just wow! Just a shame to know that the poor Romanian people had to pay for all this, in fact, to build this Palace (originally supposed to house the communist ministries when they were still in power), and the Bulevardul Unirii (the Champs Elysees of Bucharest) Nicolae Ceauşescu (the dictator in Romania) had 20% of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services