... normally I would stay far away from this chain while in France, but in areas where the quality of French pastries is lacking, I'm all over it! However, though Romania has a reputation for being an inexpensive place to visit, the Bucharest airport's pricing is out of hand - two sandwiches, two bottles of iced tea, and a pain au chocolat cost us $36 CAD! No matter how good the prosciutto and ham sandwich and the chicken schnitzel sandwich were, such an astronomical price could never be justified. I'd bet that a Brioche Doree in Charles de Gaulle airport would have cost us substantially less.
BL #37: Tour a Communist-Era Monstrosity August 8th 2014 Geo: 47.0167, 28.8497Nicolae Ceausescu was both a madman and a megalomaniac - perhaps his most infamous project was construction of the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, the World's second-largest building trailing only the Pentagon. Construction started in 1984 and supposedly finished in 1997, though parts of the building remain unfinished, and the price tag for this monstrosity is somewhe ... read more
Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau Formerly part of Romania, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River supporting the Slavic ... ... read more