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Travel Blogs from Bucharest
... available on the table. Plus, everyone likes chicken and chips, even if it isn't what I wanted!
After dinner, I went for a bit of a walk to try and make the most of my short time in Bucharest, but it was so dead in the city centre, that I soon decided to cut my losses and have a quiet night at the hostel. At least that way, I would be able to get an early start on Saturday to do a bit of sightseeing before I met Kim at the train station.
... got to the bridge, I must say, I was less than impressed. As far as picturesque river views go, Budapest has Bucharest beat by a mile. But, looking at my photo now, it looks prettier than it seemed in the moment.
I backtracked to Lipscani and was won over by the old world charm and architecture. And the quiet! The cobblestone streets were also very quiet. Not completely deserted, but fairly empty. Most of the Old City has been converted into restaurants ...
... exciting, even on a Tuesday - the energy was palpable, the prices tolerable, and the music roundly excellent.) Best, though, were the people I met. The crawl was organized by another hostel, and total there were about 20 of us. Some of my favorites were two lovely ladies from Scotland who seemed to appreciate I was the only guy not hitting on them (they were simply gorgeous) and that it was my birthday (giving them reason to celebrate), as well as a couple high
school students ...
Despite being told by at least half a dozen Romanian Couchsurfers that Bucharest is an ugly, dirty, and uninteresting city, I decided I better have a look at it for myself. I heard that Bucharest has improved immensely over the last 10 to 20 years. And since it is a hub for train connections, I figured it wouldn't be out of the way just to stop for a few days.
I was really excited about the Couchsurfers I had lined up. I met up with my first ...
... and you thought I was mad!
This was the first opportunity for Dave and Brian to play their guitars in duet with an attentive audience of around 15 campers to sing along. I had a double Johnnie Walker and a good helping of pudding to bring my evening to a contented end.
Day 10 - Friday 15 April
My night’s sleep was OK but I still have to master the art of keeping warm. It seems silly to be thinking of going to bed fully ...
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