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... it got its name. The stink of urine was so overwhelming that it was clear that the activity from the night before didn't have anywhere else to go but behind every tree in the park. In fact the night before it was also evident that every lane way, nook and cranny in old town Bucharest is an open air toilet or a place to throw refuse. Thus it was named anew, Buchapiss. Ivan says hello to the girls, and attached is a special video message just for Flip. Happy ...
... a side plate of red onions and a jalapeno. I inquired, and was instructed to enjoy them with the soup, as they would make the soup taste better. I am not sure that is entirely true but, when in Bucharest. Who would have thought that the slices of raw red onion would be spicier than the jalapeno?
The mici was interesting, but I can't say it was the most enjoyable thing I ate. The waiter had asked me how many I wanted and I said "two" but he shook his head ...
... it was arranged topically rather than chronologically. The museum was most enjoyable for its voice and layout: rather than writing long-winded historical accounts, it leaned toward florid, philosophical discussions of each topic, including windmills, water, clothing, religion, funerary practices, objects used at home, architecture, and food. Here's a choice passage from the writings on food to help explain this voice:
"Popular culture might make this sound cliche, but ...
... on at a nearby park. I passed dozens of stands with desserts and snacks that I had never seen before. The sounds of traditional music came from a small band. Families and dogs were everywhere. I bought some pita-style bread that was soaked in butter and stuffed with peppers and cheese. When I threw the wrapper away, which was damp with grease, I thought to myself how unhealthy I’ve been eating lately. Oh well, when in Romania.
I hopped on the bike and ...
... warmer. And no, I didn't keep my boots on!
It has been over 20 years since I was last in Romania; while there is still a sense of 'old world' about the place there are signs of development taking place. When passing through towns there are many corporate brand names on show that will be familiar to you. I took one photo of a DIY store that B&Q would be proud of - it was enormous.
Breakfast was porridge with the option of sugar or ...
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