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.
Anyway, ten bullet points (bullet points are suddenly fashionable again).
- Hey, very stylish, if you like white.
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.
3. Cheap compared to the UK, but not THAT cheap. Think Slovakia rather than Ukraine.
4. They get the best out of their architecture with clever lighting, don’t they ?
5. There’s some strange art installations, like the man in the river.
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.
7. Escape Rooms seem to be the big thing in Romania. Beats Forbidden Planet, I guess. I think that medieval banquet place may double as an escape room.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
Mrs RM wanted you to see this, taken from the ladies loo in one of the craft bars.
Don’t ask; I have no idea.