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Bucharest

Written on: Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

A journal entry from: November 2011 until...

Spent a couple of days in Bucharest checking out grandiose new and modest old homes, namely the Parliament Palace where Nicolae Ceaucescu's ridiculous excesses led to the second most voluminous building in the world - which now has hundreds of rooms decorated in gold and marble that have little practical use.

The Village Museum to the north of town is a large outdoor museum comprised of re-located houses from around the country. It showed a diversity of architecture from around the country which is largely now consigned to history. 

There seem to be a lot of travellers from the west of Europe who have been told horror stories before they left about the dangers of Bucharest. I'm either missing something or it is no more dangerous than any other large Europen city.

Hot though - it is 38 degrees today, so I'll take it easy indoors until my night train to Sofia. 

 

From Gerardo on Mar 4th, 2013

Ryan,I have been trying to check out your wesbite since I got your newsletter. What is going on? It doesnt let me in. Hopefully it will work soon, I am anxious to see some pictures of your travels around Africa. I hope all is going well for you in Kenya.Peace,Kim Egypt YAV