Das President Hotel
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After having wanted to visit the city for many years, I paid a visit to the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Being the capital of a communist satellite state, the city retains many strange features not present in other places, making it a unique tourist attraction.
The city is famous mostly for the Palace of Parliament, the second largest, …
Nothing better than be woken up on a night train by an Austrian policeman wanting to do a passport check. Will never forget this experience. Cool in a way. It was 3 am though. Whatever. 20 minutes later we stop in Romania and the same thing happens. But this time, a very attractive talk and slender policewoman is at the door. Wow! Romania! Back to sleep I go. The morning comes and I am actually rested. I open ...
... we will go down and see if the men will put another English movie with subtitles on the tv. I think I might actually miss the men tomorrow night.
# of countries: 16
# of cities: 38
# of planes: 3
# of trains: 68
... and Germany sell them their old train cars because half of the stuff doesn't work on them. The track is old and we bang along the rails, going 20-40mph much of the time and stopping in little dump towns for half an hour while the conductors have a smoke. With separate rooms, we are able to relax and get some sleep during the afternoon. Around 6 o'clock we have another border crossing so we get to meet the Romanian guards followed by ...
... trees and in the distance you can see the farms on the hills – the river floods at times and spreads out to the bottom of the hills. At the moment the river is very low with a lot of sand bars exposed - guess that is why they bus most of the people down to the next stop where we pick them up at 5.00pm. Dinner then to ...