Phoenicia Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bucharest
Taking a train from Bulgaria to Romania is just as difficult as you'd expect. First we had to catch a taxi from Veliko Tarnovo to a nearby town called Gorna Oryahovitsa, then we stumbled around looking for the international ticket booth, which was located inside an old room run by a quiet, serious, blonde woman. We'd arrived twenty-minutes before the train to Bucharest was scheduled to arrive, but in fact it took her just about that long for her give us our tickets – apparently the ...
... Which leads me to a funny note about my dorm living....I live on a floor with all guys. The dorm administrator was being nice by putting me on the first floor where it is cooler but that meant all my neighbors are guys. As it turns out they are very nice helpful and considerate.
Thanks to the guys, specifically Stefan, Gabi, Remus and Vali. Between them they are responsible for connecting me to the internet, helping me find ...
... hostel in Bucharest where we were spending the next night. Using Google, Jess had found the location on her iPod where we needed to go. However, this hostel had moved and Google showed us its old location on the map. So with a little trouble (still figuring out the bus system), we finally got to the location on the map and found no hostel. The postive note was that we met some very nice poeple in our efforts who spoke a little English and did ...
... for the “weapons check.” I was told to take my passport and money but leave the bags on the security table. I was taken to an unfinished wires-hanging-from-the-ceiling back room with curtain door behind the check-in counters for a full body pat down. Wallet, hat, watch, shoes, belt, even coins were taken away to be x-rayed. A few swings of the metal detector and full pat down and I was finished. He walked be back to my bags where the ...
... of practise is based loosely on St. Mungos - note to self, check it out!!
He was telling me that the Romanian Govt. really aren't that supportive - he basically recieves no funding from them, though of course, that doesn't stop them from claiming some of his work.
CI accepts familties and older women predominantly and the onus is on they themselves meeting their own goals and they've one year to do it in. He maintains that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services