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Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest » Bucurestii Noi July 25th 2020

Bonjour à tous, Après deux jours à Bucarest, je peux affirmer, que ce pays avait le culte de la démesure en matière de construction. Sans aucun doute l'influence Russe. Si depuis que je suis parti, je me plaignais de ne pas trouver de restaurants le soir, ça n'a pas été le cas hier. L'hôtel est situé tout proche de la vieille ville de Bucarest, sur une surface que j'estime de la place Bellecour, à Lyon, une trentaine de petites rues où les restaurants se touchent tous, 200, peut être plus. Devant tous, une très jolie fille fait du racolage, tous 5-10 mètres, on se fait agressé. Evidemment vu le nombre d'établissements et vu le peu de clientèle ça se comprend. Peut être le covid??. Difficile de faire un choix, ils proposent, à quelques variantes près les ... read more
piata Arcul de Triumf
Parc Carol
Bucarest vieille ville

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest » Bucurestii Noi July 24th 2020

Bonjour à tous, Hier j'exprimais mes doutes sur la probité des gens de la région. Pour souper hier soir encore une galère, encore tout fermé, mais bon je trouve à quelques centaines de mètres de l'hôtel, et si avait eu le choix, ce n'est pas le resto, que j'aurais choisi. Pas de menu affiché en extérieur, mais ça c'est très courant. Beaucoup de viande au menu, je commande un rumsteak, il me sert un genre tournedos, c'est pas grave, bien qu'un peu trop cuite la viande était délicieuse, 2 boules de glace en dessert, 2 bières le tout en 2 heures. J'étais en rage. Je sais que ce soir j'ai explosé le budget, je suis passé de 8-12e, par soir au double. Il m'apporte l'addition, la note est dans un étui, qu'il pose sur la table, ... read more
Piata Unirii
Muzeul de istorie à Bucurestilui
Bulvardul Inirii

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest January 4th 2020

I only really had one day to explore Bucharest, so I decided to make the most of it and booked to do two different free walking tours, so that I would get a good oversight of the city. I was staying by the main train station, the Gare du Nord, so my walk to the Old Town, where the first tour began, took about 40 minutes. The area that I walked through wasn't really the nicest. It didn't feel unsafe, it was just a bit rundown. I really liked some of the street art that I came across. I don't know if it was just random or a set towards gentrification. I got a bit lost on my way to the meeting place and was worried that I was going to miss the tour, this seems ... read more
Curtea Veche
Old Town
Old Town

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest July 10th 2019

Cu greu m-am mai organizat, dar intr-o Duminica, am decis ca Luni, sa fac o vizita la gradina botanica. De la mine din Titan pana la gradina botanica, nu este mult, cu masina, insa eu am schimbat un pic regulile de data asta. Cum sunt la regim strict, am decis ca este momentul sa schimb masina cu ceva device de facut efort si de ars grasime, asa ca m-am gandit la o bicicleta. Nu a trebuit sa caut prea mult si am gasit url= bicicleta de la vmag, mi-a inspirat mie incredere. Acum ca aveam cu ce sa ma deplasez, am decis sa imi iau inima in dinti si sa plec la drum. In ciuda faptului ca sunt novice la partea cu pedalatul, fiind probabil ca a 5-a oara cand merg cu bicicleta in viata mea, ... read more
flori in interior

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest September 15th 2018

Dag 19 – Rondreis Roemenië – zaterdag 15 september 2018 – Bezoek aan Boekarest. Rondrit met de bus, in deze historische hoofdstad van meer dan 2miljoen inwoners. Petit Paris werd het genoemd in de 19de eeuw, vanwege zijn grote klassieke en barokke gebouwen, pleinen en lanen. Met het onvermijdelijk bezoek aan het 'Paleis' van Ceaucescu. Het 2de grootste gebouw ter wereld, na het Pentagon. Of hoe een communistische dictator zijn volk uithongerde voor eigen grootheidswaanzin.... read more
Zijaanzicht van het Paleis van Ceaucescu
Zicht van op het balkon van het Paleis van Ceaucescu
Het Paleis binnenin

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest September 14th 2018

Dag 18 – Rondreis Roemenië – vrijdag 14 september 2018 – Verplaatsing naar Bucuresti (255km) Sinds deze morgen is de terugweg naar het westen ingezet. 230km echte autoweg (4-vaks) naar Boekarest. Tenminste tot aan de 'Cintura', de ring rond de Boekarest. Evenveel file als op die van Brussel, maar dan meestal op 2vakken, met ronde punten bij op- en afritten. Dat was wringen. We staan op een stadscamping binnen die ring, in een bosachtig domein, mooi opeen gepakt. Een Franse groep Mh'ers die ons al op verschillende plaatsen achtervolgden (of wij hen) staan er ook al. Ook een groep van een 20-tal NL caravanners. De campingbaas vond wel een plaats voor iedereen. Kassa, kassa. Hopelijk beginnen die nl-ders morgen niet aan hun algemene schoonmaak. Van de Fransen verwacht ik dat minder.... read more
Camping Boekarest

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest June 17th 2018

HE SAID... Today we were travelling south from Brasov to Bucharest. We were catching an early train to Bucharest, so we had a quick breakfast of muesli, yoghurt, toast, cheese, salami, scrambled eggs and tea. We grabbed our packs, jumped into a taxi and headed to the Brasov railway station. We wandered through the virtually deserted station, found our train and settled in for the two hour trip to Bucharest. The train was not overly comfortable – it was very hot with a strong smell of rotten eggs which we think was fuel-based and coming through the air-conditioning vents. However, once it chugged out of Brasov, the air conditioning kicked in (lightly) and the smell disappeared. We climbed through the Carpathian Mountains, with mist shrouding the tree tops, then sped along lush green agricultural plains which ... read more
palace of parliament
palace of parliament
palace of parliament

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest October 27th 2017

We woke up this morning with a full day to explore the Romanian capital before meeting our G Adventures tour group tonight at 5:00pm. With this being our only day in Bucharest, we had to make the most of the day in order to see as much as we can. Waking up to sunny skies, it was perfect weather today to explore Bucharest. After another delicious buffet style breakfast at our hotel, we headed out and walked north along Calea Victoriei with the goal of getting to the National Village Museum. We walked by notable landmarks such as the National University Library, the Arts Collection Museum, and the George Enescu National Museum before locating a Starbucks for a short coffee break. Having now entered what must be a university area of the city, we were now ... read more
Walking in Bucharest
Walking in Bucharest
Walking in Bucharest

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest October 4th 2017

We started our day with breakfast at what is quickly becoming our favourite spot: Paul. Very popular cafe about a block away from our hotel with magnificent pastries and gorgeous sammiches. Also, the ladies who work there are the friendliest in Bucharest! It’s nice to start your day with a smile (a rare enough commodity that we notice when we get one). Gold star, Paul. You are excellent. My must for Bucharest was the Village Museum (an open air museum with historic homes and structures from different parts of Romania that were relocated to Bucharest and restored). To get there we took a lacklustre HOHO which took us by the Parliament (ridiculously huge) before swinging northward to take us to the museum. The museum was Ah-Mah-Zing. We spent 4 hours there (including lunch at a cafe ... read more
House in Village Museum

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest September 13th 2017

Our journey started with a few days in Kiev, the capital and largest city in Ukraine. As part of the former Soviet Union we were pleasantly surprised to find that the place was not as 'Russian-esque' as we had expected. In fact the whole place, the local people and the wide, tree-lined streets had a really nice upbeat feeling about them. In fact quite a few of the locals did not like the Russians at all due to past occupations, so it was quite funny to see a special souvenir sold in the markets of toilet paper adorned with the face of Vladimir Putin. Maybe we should have bought a few rolls! We saw the highlights of the city on an organised walking tour, and among the various members of our group was a stunningly beautiful ... read more
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev
Inside Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Abandoned Town of Pripyat

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