Phoenicia Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... eating provisions stored in the truck’s fridge. It makes for easy picnics.
*On our way down we pass the Poienari Fortress which is just one of many castles in Romania that claim Dracula fame. Beware there are many of them! We decide the ruins will not be worth the walk of 1480 steps.
*Back at sea level the remaining 100 km drive to Bucuresti is through flat & uninteresting countryside. It would appear that ...
Every day I am reminded how blessed I am. Usually it's by the beauty of my physical surroundings, whether it be a waterfall, a sunrise or the coolness of the air in the morning. Sometimes the reminder comes from an act of kindness from a fellow rider or exposure to knowledge or experience I otherwise would not have. Sometimes it's from a unique culinary or cultural opportunity. Sometimes it's from what my body manages ...
Happy birthday Janny! Early start this morning so managed (I say managed, because there seemed to be a lot of confused people pressing random buttons and squinting at the screen on the webcam!) to have a Skype call with Melbourne so the Kestral peeps could wish Jan a happy birthday. Jan, unfortunately had discovered the surprise birthday muffin the night before in the fridge - damn living in a shoebox :) Early morning train to Bucharest, then wandered around a bit before going on ...
... i have ever seen in hand to find the palace. Large it certainly was, but we had no desire to go in... therefore the adequate number of photos were taken before venturing back towards the metro. Not content with the doughnut in our bellies, we went on a hunt for lunch, buying some goodies at the local supermarket and having a picnic, on what can only be described as the middle of an interchange in the city!
Once back at camp, there was the mother of ...
... I'm back home, I feel happy and more Romanian after I've listened to my favourite taraf (the old name for band) at my favourite restaurant in Bucharest.
Here is a glimpse of what this feels like although the taraf below is long gone, accompanying the amazing Maria Tanase, the greatest singer ever of Romanian music. This recording is quite old and it must have been made after the second world war. She was magic.