Saturday, 28 April 2012

Romania Day 2- Rainy bus tour.

Hello dear friends,
just came back from the 40 day memorial service of an old dear friend and as the weather turned bad again I thought of continuing with my Romania trip posts.
Again thank you to all those who read and comment or just read me.There are people from Europe, the States and even as far as Alaska and India!Amazing!Blogland brings us closer!

So on our first morning in Bucharest and after the hearty breakfast we got on the bus for a tour of the city. The weather was bad, cold and rainy but nothing could stop us. It was good that we were only 50 people so we could move fast.
The tour took us all around the city and as it was raining heavily we couldn't get off the bus but just heard the guide talking to us and took rainy pictures from inside the bus. Still Bucharest was magical with wide streets like Barcelona and beautiful old buildings.
It was funny spotting beautiful colourful buses in all the darkenss and familiar Greek brands like the bank behind the bus! I know them, I have a huge loan there!!!!!
 See the rain?
We saw lots of similar buildings like this one built by the old regime of Romania but unfinished. The country has no money to finish them any more. This one was finished with glass additions.
 The Intercontinental Hotel was an easily recognisable landmark that helped you not to get lost.
 Our first stop and off the bus for a couple of photos at the University Square. Then the rain came again.
 An amazing group of statues.
 We continued seeing beautiful buildings and the edges of beautiful big green parks.
 Then the Arch of Triumph just like in Paris but cars don't cross underneath.

 Lots of churches. Romanians are Christian Orthodox like the Greeks.
 The Athenaeum, an excellent music venue.
The Central University Library with King Carol I statue.

 The Revolution Square with a disputable statue.

 A short blink of this park made me want to visit it again. (More in a future blogpost.)
 Beautiful buildings.
 Squares decorated with Easter decorations.
 And a lot of green parks. At last the rain stopped. Where are we heading now?
To a museum...but more about that in the next blogpost!.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Nice pictures and I like how you tell us about each picture I feel like I was there. But I didnt get wet LOL too much rain!!!