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Bucharest

Art and influence around every corner.

Part "Paris of the East," part "Moscow of the West," Romania's capital wears its past influences on its sleeve - some like open sores - making a walk through bustling Bucharest one of Europe's most memorable. On the wide boulevards, centuries-old Orthodox cathedrals are (purposefully) hidden away behind communist-era buildings. Most striking is modern and grey Unirii Boulevard, which leads to the mammoth Palace of Parliament, once officially called the "House of the People" but derisively nicknamed the "House of Ceausescu." A few blocks north, past a few cobble-stoned remnants from Dracula's times, is Revolutionary Square, where the 1989 revolution is remembered with monuments and a bomb-blasted building turned into a café. Crusty in some patches, Bucharest nevertheless celebrates its greenery - its buzzing parks are surprisingly refreshing, particularly Herastrau Park in the north, with its open-air Village Museum and the nearby Arcul de Triumf, modeled on the Parisian original. Also here is the heartfelt Museum of the Romanian Peasant, with hand-drawn signs and exhibits devoted to grandmothers. Romanian food is meaty and filling - tripe soup and polenta dishes appear on every menu - and bars boom with student life around the historic city center. While the subway and bus lines traverse the city, trains regularly connect visitors with Transylvania just a few hours north.

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  • Paris of the East? Forget it. The City has no Charm, but People are friendly and helpful. Go Out to Old Centre and visit the Modjo Club and the great House Band there. Eat a Stake at OSHO or have a Good and cheap pizza at capriciosa (baneasa).
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  • Didn't expect to, but found this a wonderfull city if you like going out. For eating you've got to have been to Cara cu Bere. The old centre has many pubs and parties and I found the people to be friendly and accepting. Hotel Berthelot is worth a recommendation also, stay away from the hotel bar though - you need to visit the old centre :)
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  • you always here about how run down and uninteresting bukarest is. but in the end if you go with a open mind and try to understand the history of the city its actually a very fascinating city to visit. from the communist style living blocks, to the wide army style streets to the thousands of electrical cables flying around; its simply a great experience!
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  • I stayed for over a week on business and liked the hotel and its staff. It was fantastic because I found in the room an ad for VIP Obsession Erotic Massage parlor. I called and in just 40 minutes a delightful lady visited my room. Fantastic service. And absolute sexy ... Lying fully nude and her naked body crawling all over me... It did not feel like sex. I did not want sex... i just was relaxing you know. Al my stress came out.I felt completely relaxed for days after that evening. Excellence expected, and received it.
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