Posted by: DanutM | 5 March 2012

Bucharest is Europe’s Best Kept Secret

Bucharest is Europe’s Best Kept Secret.

A beautiful article on the capital of Romania.

Bucharest is the most lush, sweet and pleasing-to-the-eye city I’ve visited and the best part is that nobody “knows” about it. What I mean is that you don’t hear many people talking about their planned trip to Bucharest or other parts of Romania. The lack of hordes of tourists is what makes this city even more fun to visit. There is no standing in line for two hours to visit the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye or to catch a glimpse of the astronomical clock tower in Prague.

Bucharest is such a huge city with many wide boulevards and parks. All the major streets are decorated numerous beds of colorful flowers and there are flower shops at nearly every corner. It adds to the beauty and the great smell of the city. Go ahead a splurge on a cab because there are over 10,000 in a city of 2 million people. It’s easy to find 3-4 cabs waiting along a main street. For a short trip of about 15 minutes it costs roughly 2.50 Euros with tip! A ride is much more enjoyable in a cab so you can roll down the window and stick your head out like a puppy dog drooling over all of the amazing architecture. One of the most beautiful is the Athenaeum, the city’s main concert hall, which opened in 1888. The front façade features the faces of Romania’s five kings.

Read on at the link above

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