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... friend. He showed us some artifacts from that day including a flag that was damaged when 100,000 citizens of Bucharest fought the army and secret police. Our meeting took place across the street from Ceausescu's palace in what is now called Victory Square. It was quite a moving story. All the while I was thinking about my son who was the same age as this man. His story reminded me of the story ...
... along a long wall that lines the port road, to another port entrance … where we still didn’t see anyone waiting for us. An unmarked car honked, and the guy looked at us meaningfully, but we ignored him, as one should. Then, he got out and approached us. "Rental car?" he asked. “Yes,” we said tentatively, about to ask who they were waiting for, when he said, “Mr. Covey?” Happy days! We checked out the car right there, and then ...
To be frank there was little to see or do here - the port itself was less than inviting with huge Shipyard signs and lots of derelict looking ships. It is the largest port on the Black Sea and one of the largest ports in Europe. The City itself wasn't much better with many old buildings in various states of disrepair and ruin although we were told the Council was working on having them restored. Given ...
... meter. Even though he took a circuitous route around the road construction, the meter crawled reasonably slowly to 11, 12, then 13 lei. Then, just as she pulled in the courtyard of the hotel, the meter jumped to 45 lei or $13! At home, they would not bat an eye at a $13 ride. But they have taken several taxies before in Constanta and never paid more than 15 Lei for a much longer ride. Junko knew she was being cheated. She calmly told the driver she was ...
... be the baby bottle for infants. I'm sure you can pick it out in the pictures below.
Romania is a poor country. Much of the architecture was built during the Soviet regime, and consists of large blocks of apartments with no style at all, and now in sad repair. The guide often spoke of the time 'after the fall of the USSR' or 'during the time of Communist rule', or 'when we were under Kruschov'. I don't think we'll be coming back.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center