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... trying to encourage paedophilia?
I avoided museums as usual, which turned out to be a good thing as apparently the art galleries here aren't that good. Since the town is mostly a student town there are lots of cafes and drinking holes, but not many designed to entertain tourists. There was one place that caught my eye, which was a small museum about the Romanian Revolution in Timisoara in 1989. By the time I found it I was dead on my feet and knew I wouldn't ...
... was key.
I'm currently in Timisoara, a rather pretty town not too far from the Serbian-Romanian border. We took an early train from Belgrade to Vrsac, then another from Vrsac to here. The five hour journey cost seven euro. That's kind of ridiculous, though no more ridiculous than the 90 euro cent gourmet pancakes we had during the layover. Again, I kind of feel guilty for spending so little.
Timisoara is a nice ...
What a neat city! We didn't have a great first impression, since the taxi that took us from the train station to the hostel tried to charge us the equivalent of $120 for a 7 minute cab ride in the Romanian currency (we ended up paying 10 euros which was like 5x too much anyways but better than 100!) Fortunately, things only improved from there, and we had only positive experiences with cab ...
... an important role in its liberation from communism during the revolution in 1989. We rode around the city making lots of stops along the way. Like any European city, we marvelled at the enormousness and detail of the churches. We went into a couple - one catholic and one orthodox. We also saw two of three synagogues in the city. At one point, there was an important and decent sized Jewish population here, but that has dramatically decreased. Only ...
... nothing more than major construction sites. It was a jarring visual, especially when our first experience with a Timisoara plaza was Piata Victoriei, a long and beautiful pedestrian zone packed with outdoor terraces, fountains, and greenery. It's one of the prettiest pedestrian zones you'll find anywhere in Europe, and is prime people-watching territory.
Seeing the number of gorgeous buildings around Piata Unirii and Libertatii, we ...
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