NOW, EVEN ROMANIA GETS A CEREAL CAFE

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Some final reflections on Bucharest from our flying trip (a.k.a. I have photos I need to stick someone and this will do).

First, more of that murk you love.

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Anyway, ten bullet points (bullet points are suddenly fashionable again).

  1. Hey, very stylish, if you like white.

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2. It seems relatively clean and safe, if a bit crumbling in places. Fascinated me, left Mrs RM a little cold. She kept commenting on the dodgy exposed wiring.

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3. Cheap compared to the UK, but not THAT cheap.  Think Slovakia rather than Ukraine.

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5 lei to the quid

4. They get the best out of their architecture with clever lighting, don’t they ?

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Pretty
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A bank, apparently

5.  There’s some strange art installations, like the man in the river.

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The river in the centre is a let-down

6. The area south of the river, from the Palace to the Alouette bistro is a lovable jumble of  Government buildings, ancient churches somehow saved during the Ceausescu clearances, cereal cafes and school dinners for £2.

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Hidden churches
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Loads of this
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Shops with stuff in them
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School dinner cafe

7. Escape Rooms seem to be the big thing in RomaniaBeats Forbidden Planet, I guess. I think that medieval banquet place may double as an escape room.

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8. Despite being the biggest micro pub in the world, the Palace of Parliament is actually closed between Monday and Sunday, making a tick difficult.

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Closed for a private party

9. They’re against modern football, in Bucharest at least.  (Cluj may be more positive about it).  They may also be against modern transport systems.

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Not City, surely ?  Everyone loves us.

10) Mrs RM always has to have a final beer at the airport; this was the only big beer we saw on our trip, oddly.

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Big Beer.  Boo.

If there was a Romanian equivalent to Ullage, in honour of Vlad you could call it Impale, as in Imp(ressed by Romanian)ale.  Gedditt ?

And finally…

Mrs RM wanted you to see this, taken from the ladies loo in one of the craft bars.

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Don’t ask; I have no idea.

22 thoughts on “NOW, EVEN ROMANIA GETS A CEREAL CAFE

      1. If you zoom in on the insets then you’ll get the idea. Mrs. E hates sitting on public toilet seats, but I’m not sure if she’d want that faff.

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    1. Women have proved they are equals in many things from fighting to going into space etc but weeing standing up is something that thus far has been a challenge. Dear men you are blessed with a hugely useful skill which you are clearly taking for granted! Does that explain it?!

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  1. Is “the dodgy exposed wiring” because their electricians are working over here ( before taking assorted pumpclips home with them ) ?
    And is “against modern football” about playing with an inflated bull’s bladder ?

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  2. I’ve enjoyed the write-up of your Romanian sojourn young Martin.
    But rather like the trip to Malta not enough to convince me of making one myself.
    To be honest Mrs Professor Pie-Tin takes convincing to go anywhere that doesn’t have a beach bar and sun lounger with her name on it.
    The Caribbean beckons for a spot of cricket in the new year.

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      1. Aye, the chances of coming home in a box, at the hands of one of the locals, are around twenty times higher in the Caribbean than in Romania…

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  3. “Don’t ask; I have no idea”. My Romanian work colleague translated the signs for me, even though most of them are self-explanatory!

    Dave’s translation is correct, btw.

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      1. Paul,
        But “prima femeie aviatoare” is Romanian for “the first female aviator”.
        In just a fortnight every other sign in Bucharest had been replaced by one in English but they didn’t predict Martin sending Mrs RM into the women’s lavatory.

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  4. “5 lei to the quid”

    Not exactly rock bottom prices.

    “like the man in the river.”

    For some reason, that figure reminds me of Patrick Stewart. 😉

    “Hidden churches”

    Hidden? With bright colouring like that?

    “Big Beer. Boo.”

    You sure it’s not Big Bear? 😉

    “Don’t ask; I have no idea.”

    Obviously it’s proof that woman are just as good as men. 🙂

    Cheers

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