Das President Hotel
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It was very extensive and we managed to see a lot of the buildings.
We gathered back at the bus and continued our riding tour going through the French section of Bucharest which was a contrast to the communist building.
... To the left was a room decorated with bare lightbulbs hung at different heights, featuring a counter to buy coins for drinks, Chuck E. Cheese style, and a staircase to the basement, which is where the real party was. Upon descending, the room was filled with exposed brick arches, all painted white, and colorful lighting. It was large and filled with people, mostly students in their early twenties. There was almost no furniture. People were smoking freely in the room, ...
We had arrived at our hotel in Brasov at about 4-30pm on Thursday afternoon to a flurry of phone calls. Jochens Dad had been taken to hospital late on Wednesday night and his condition was giving serious cause for concern. All through dinner the calls continued and upon our return to the hotel we set about changing Jochens flight home from Sunday to Friday lunchtime.
I awoke just before 7am to the news that ...
... it was quite shocking to hear what the effect of Communism had on the city of Bucharest. The man in power Nicolae Ceauşescu decided that he wanted his city (Bucharest) to be great. So he built the second biggest Palace in the world, he made the small stream in the town wider so that it resembled a big river and then pushed it underground so he could create a huge main street that is 10cms wider than Champs-elysees in Paris. To build the great Palace he demolished monasteries ...
... 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 ...