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The Paris of the East
Red Dogs & Englishmen

March 24th 2011
I have a book about football in Eastern Europe that basically describes Romania as not a very easy country to like - a cross between the appalling and the appealing. I have also have a friend who when inter-railing around Europe in the mid 1990s described being so scared on arrival at Bucharest’s Gare du Nord, that he and his band of merry men got straight back on the next train to anywhere..... ... read more
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Romanian Flag The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
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