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Center City Bucharest  
   

Center City Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

September 25th 2004
I spent 4 days in Bucharest. Interesting place? Although just becoming part of the European Union, it looked like it was stuck in the 1920s. Just 15 minutes outside of the capital, there are people burning garbage in a can, old women with thatched sweepers cleaning up leaves, horse drawn buggies with produce... I stayed in the Sofitel, not far from the airport and arrived on a Thursday and ... read more
Europe » Romania

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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