16.06.2007 - 17.06.2007 33 °C
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.