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Piaţa Universităţii

While we were there in September 2011, this was a peaceful park. Protests returned in early 2012. Watching the youtube videos was interesting, and the background was so very familiar.
Back in Bucharest

September 17th 2011
We were up at 7 for our last morning in our own personal "People's Palace", packed up, enjoyed breakfast and one last bit of free wifi ... and we were on the road by 9:30 It's a short walk (less than one mile) to the train station, so I argued against a cab. Carrie (she of the heaviest suitcase) said she would only walk if I would trade suitcases with her. We got our exercise for the mo ... 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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