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Travel Blogs from Bucharest
... with my delicious girly (whom I met, serendipitously, in a corner of the world we both love, and whom I saw my first ever Harry Potter movie with). Great. Can’t wait.
Well now we don’t have to wait. This is a new country for us both, in a corner of our continent neither of us have been to before. But first impressions suggest that it will be a) quite a breeze, b) welcoming, c) interesting, and d) surprisingly ...
... I never thought I would go to Romania. I really never thought I would go to Romania to run in an international half-marathon.
Shelby and I have been training for the full marathon in Greece so we thought running a half-marathon one month before would be a good idea. So off we went to Bucharest with 4 other Fulbrighters. I was so happy Hannah, Maeve, Athena, and Julianna came along to cheer us on! Thursday I went to Targovishte to meet up with Shelby since ...
... platforms in Bucharest Metro are wide. Like the stations in Kiev, the stations in Bucharest are clean, and trash free. The train cars have policemen on duty.
The downtown is at Piata Unirii (Union Square). The fountains give a cooling misty effect on hot summer days around the area. However, they looked pretty awkward, with major roads intersecting one another on one of the busiest streets in the city. It was caught up with Ceausescu's plan ...
... My meal was decent - a spinach & cheese ravioli dish and a side of potato wedges seasoned with chili & pesto, plus a glass of Romanian cabernet sauvignon.
My final stop on the walking tour was the sight of Nicolea Ceausescu's final speech on December 22, 1989, to the people on the balcony of what used to be the communist party's headquarters. Apparently, after being booed and inundated with cries of "Down with Ceausescu," he escaped via helicopter ...
... Ceausescu returned from visits to Beijing and North Korea in the 1980's, entire suburbs of historical buildings were knocked down as reconstruction took place. The Palace of Parliament cost billions and is still unfinished. It is the world's second largest administrative building (after the Pentagon). It has 12 storeys, over 3,100 rooms, and nuclear bunkers. Boulevard Unirii was built to rival Paris's Champs-Elysees and is 6m longer than the latter.
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