Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee!
Bucharest, Romania by Valerie Streif

Bucharest, Romania by Valerie Streif, Bucharest, Romania (B)

Another long weekend for us English teachers in Spain meant another opportunity for a quick trip to another country – and this time we ventured east to Romania for three days! Intrigued by stories of Dracula-esque castles, recent history of a communist dictatorship, and the juxtaposition of beautiful, neo-classical historical buildings next to Soviet Brutalist architecture, we packed our tiny backpacks and set off for a weekend of adventure.

A huge shout out to my friend Niko who gave me lots of specific advice on what to do, where to go and what to EAT while in Romania! He basically planned out our trip for us super last minute 

Wizz and Ryanair both have frequent flights connecting Bucharest with Western Europe. We snagged a super cheap flight with Wizz Air – and this trip was my first time flying with them. Their customer service was surprisingly good for a budget airline, but be forewarned the typical rules apply – you must print off your boarding passes beforehand and check in with a desk agent to get your bag approved for the cabin. NOTE – one thing that differs from Ryainair is that their luggage restriction is more strict – a bigger “backpacking” rucksack will cost you (€40!) to carry on. A smaller, everyday school backpack is okay – so be prepared to pack light if you don’t want to pay! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bucharest, Romania by Valerie Streif
Guide Location: Romania » Bucharest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valerie Streif
Read it on Author's Website: https://valerie-michelle.com/2017/04/06/highlights-of-bucharest-romania/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palace of the Parliament
  • Park Cismigiu
  • Arcul de Triumf
  • Caru’ Cu Bere
  • Ted’s Coffee
  • La Placinte
  • Book-A-Rest hostel

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