Over the weekend, I took a trip to Bucharest, Romania with a friend who is a fellow intern with me! While there were a few hiccups on the day we left, we had a ton of fun exploring a new country.
On Saturday, once we got settled into the hotel, we wandered around for a bit before settling on a restaurant that was offering traditional fare! We stayed at the Novetel in what seems to be the city center as well as within walking distance of other major hotels. The hotel's site actually used to be the National Theater before a fire, so the front of the hotel reflects the facade of the theater. As for the food that we sampled the first day we were there, we couldn't eat the whole platter we ordered! Definitely worth it!
On Sunday, we took a day trip to visit the famous castles of Romania! Our first stop were the grounds of Peles Castle. The larger castle on the site was closed for the season, but we still got to explore the smaller one as well as the grounds.
In the marketplace outside of the palace, besides finding some sheep slippers, I also found something that I wasn't expecting:
|Just like the Hollywood Sign!|
|View from the Parliament Place Balcony|
|Parliament Place…2nd largest government building in the world!|
|The Balcony where Ceausescu gave his final speech|
|End of Communism Statue|