Trip Start May 22, 2007
13Trip End Jul 03, 2007
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Got to Bucharest. Let me recount the lameness that is the Romanian capital.
Travel books warn about 2 things in Bucharest, the stray dogs and taxi drivers that rip you off. Within two minutes of arriving we were harrassed by about seven taxi drivers and saw half a dozen stray dogs. We got our accommodations for the night and were off. The major attraction is their Parlaiment, the second largest building in the world (first person to get back to me with the largest wins some pride)
Next we walked about 45 minutes to the contemporary art museum. There were two other people we saw in the museum over the 1 1/2 hours we spent there. Kim fell asleep watching a film. Half the Museum was closed. We left. Then we went looking for a cathedral we couldn't find and then spent 30 minutes looking for a specific restaurant for lunch. When we finally found it, it didn't open for another three hours.
A couple hours later we were walking down the street and saw this man slap and then punch some woman in the face. It was at this point we decided we had enough and wanted out ASAP. Unfortunately we couldn't get to Chisinau until the next evening because everything closes early Saturday and all day on Sunday. Finally we headed out of Bucharest after about 36 lame hours to Chisinau, Moldova.
Traveling is also about reading for me. Read two books, Paul Therroux's "The Old Patagonian Express" and Henry David Thoreau's "Walden." The last name thing was unintentional. Paul's book was really good travel writing about a train trip from Boston to Patagonia. Would suggest it for anyone who likes travel literature. Henry's was a bit of a challenge, but I always feel good about reading philosophy independent of a class.
Daunte Culpepper is an enigma. One writer suggested he may be good in Baltimore and honestly I am without an opinion. Actually, I have one. Would rather have Daunte than Kyle.