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Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest March 2nd 2021

http://www.heygo.com 1st March - Bucharest Night Tour - The 'Little Paris of the East' A different virtual tour - A night one ! For centuries, Bucharest has been at the crossroad between the Christian kingdoms to the west, the Tsars of the east and the Ottoman Empire to the south. It was from these influences that Bucharest was in its prime when the country prospered under king Carol I. Following a great fire in 1847, that sent a third of the city up in flames, there was need for new construction. Beautiful boulevards were laid in french style, luxurious palaces were constructed and the face of the city was defined by the architecture of the Belle Époque style. These important years from 1848 to 1930s shaped the city and is the reason why it was known ... read more

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest February 3rd 2021

http://www.heygo.com 3rd February - Bucharest A different tour today, not so much about the postcard views but an interesting insight into the political timeline of Romania. A first virtual tour by Mihai, our guide today was in a park overlooking the huge Parliament Building. Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Palace of the Parliament, formerly known as the People’s Palace, is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. It took 20,000 workers and 700 architects to build this massive structure. The palace boasts 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, a 100-m-long lobby and four underground levels, including an enormous nuclear bunker. When construction started in 1984, the dictator intended it to be the headquarters of his government. Today, it houses the Parliament o... read more

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 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 November 1st 2017

On this the final day of our tour of Romania, we were given a free morning to do as we pleased. After last night's festivities, it looked like everyone was in need of a free morning. The storm that rolled in the last 2 days and brought an early glimpse of winter snow to the town had passed. This morning we were greeted with a cloudless sunny sky, perfect weather for our final day. After breakfast, Shea and I joined Erin and Angie for a walk back into the town to do a little shopping in the markets. There were a good number of other visitors here this morning to do their shopping and enjoy the sunny morning skies. Nothing really caught my eye while I was exploring the markets. I did purchase a few magnets ... read more
Early Morning at Bran Castle
Snagov Lake
The Snagov Monastery

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




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