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Travelling with 3 more friends (Zack, Roger and Stephane), we left Barcelona on 2007 june 17th at 2 am. (with wizzair)
After 2h 15 min flying we arrived in Bucharest at 5 am (Romania is +1h) at Otopeni airport. there is another airport in Bucharest - Baneasa, but it's old and... dangerous! it looks really bad.
We took Bus 783 towards downtown and we arrrived finally at 7 am at Comfort Traian Hotel. the hotel is really good, comfortable and good price (25 €/night)( also with ac, really apreciated such hot days +- ) moreover we were allowed to enter on Sunday 7am until monday 12 pm paying only 1 night. The location could be better but wasn't so bad.
we slept for 5-6h and afterwards we took a taxi for a sightseeing because there isn't turistic bus in Bucharest (15€/each for 3h). with such taxi we visited the main buildings (old and dirty most of them) including people's house (2n largest building after pentagon built by Ceausescu between 1984-1989).
Is as big as ugly, well maybe not exatly ugly... but nothing special.
Musuem of tipical romanian houses was our next destination. Close to a park is nice.
... and nothing else, only the arc of triumph.
Generally speaking Bucuresti is ugly and sad. Lots of poor people but also new rich with money. Decadent buildings and more or less good cars (big contrast) but also with lots of Dacia (the national car).
I didn't like people in Bucuresti some of them were nice but most tried to hassle you all day, specially taxi drivers: advice- deal the price before the trip.
the fact was that we were looking forward leaving Bucharest as soon as possible to explore other parts.
Sunday night, we went out but we didn't find any local to have fun :(. Definitely, Bucharest is not a funny-nice place.

Posted by gom 07:24 Archived in Romania

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first of all: the president's name is Ceausescu! before writing stupid things ask around.
"Baneasa, but it's old and... dangerous! it looks really bad." you're offending my intelligence; how tf could an airport be dangerous?!!
"I didn't like people in Bucuresti" yeah, sure, you've had time to meet them all
"advice- deal the price before the trip." this is not only illegal, but not healthy at all. they are to use the timer and that's cheaper then any bargain. if you were too stupid not to go to the yellow cabs(that's the colour of company cabs) that's your problem. btw...only someone who wouldn't spare 5€ for a night out could complain about not being able to get some fun!

by redbullus

I'm sorry because I notice you don't like my opinion about Bucharest, but it's just my opinion as a traveller, it's what I felt so I can not explain anything different and my travel companions agree.
of course we also found friendly people.I don't wanna offend anyone.
please consider the way of expressing your opinions right here.

by gom

It is not just about travelling to some place and then complaining about it, it is more about what you learned of it. I have been a lot of times in London and even if I love the city it is much worse than Bucharest ( illegal taxi, prices, dirt, etc) so Before you go somewhere make some inquieries and then complain about the quality of the places and people

by UlisseR

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