All Packed Up And No Place To Go

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Information Card from Ministry Of Interior

Was meant to check out at 10am, but with it being cold and grey hung about as long as I could. Even got round to reading the card from the Ministry Of The Interior and their valuable insights on how to look after your cash and luggage and that drugs and prostitution were naughty things to be involved in while in Romania.

Still at 11-30 I thought I'd pushed it long enough and handed my key in and set out once more. Decided to go round the Casa Populari one last time, I'm really going to miss it :-D and headed along the boulevard to the Piata Unirii. The one thing that had struck me while in Bucharest was the LACK of trams. There are some , but they just seem to run to the edge of the city centre and there are two seperate turning circles for them on wither side of the Piata Unirrii.

A Sad Farewell to The Casa Populari

Thought that since I hadn't been up round the Gara De Nord, I would head for there. Turned out not to be worth the bother, and is a pretty shabby area round about it, even compared to the rest of the city. Still for TB purposes it was worth checking out as no doubt many coming here will arrive at the station. Like the airports best to avoid the taxis and turn left when come off the station concourse and through the Billeteria (ticket office) and out the door there and you will be right at the Metro station 8).

With no real sense of purpose I went back to the Piata Romano, as the night we had been in the pub there I had clocked a  small statue of a wolf and Romulus and Remus suckling, but it was to dark then to get a decent photo. Managed a clear picture this time.

An Afront Of A Front
Continued to walk down to the Universitate and then into Lipiscani, and then got a text from a guy I knew,Calum, saying they were in the Pizza Hut back up at the Piata Romano. It was time to get a heat so I went up to join them.

After that we headed back down to Bordellos and stayed there for a good while, meeting a guy I had met on Monday night and two boys I had met in Florence a couple of years ago. Calum and the other boys were staying in a £6 a night hostel so I decided to leave them to it, at 11pm, and went back up to the Piata Romano to get a bus out to Banessa Airport, which cost just 1-30 Lei ( about 33p in UK Sterling).

Part of the reason I had decided to overnight it was that the flight was originally scheduled for 6am and I would have to be there for 4 and it didn't seem worth it for a few hours, and partly that I didn't trust myself to get up at that time :-D .

Scale Model Cars
Got there about 11-30 and the cafe was still open so I got another beer. Sat and took one picture, of the dome, before the security people came over and pulled me up for taking photographs in the airport :-O  

was sitting about when a local guy came in and plugged his phone charger into one of the sockets the cleaners had been using and figured I would do the same. Had another couple of beers before Calum and the rest arrived at quarter to three and we hung about until the check in fianlly opened at half past three. Still it was a drain and I was starting to feel it but eventually we went through to departures at quarter to six, and it is one of the worst I have been in. It is tiny,and because of the new restrictions on the earliest departures for flights out of Banessa there were three full flights crammed into all scheduled to depart at 7am.  

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Information Card from Ministry Of …
Information Card from Ministry Of…
A Sad Farewell to The Casa Populari
A Sad Farewell to The Casa Populari
An Afront Of A Front
An Afront Of A Front
Scale Model Cars
Scale Model Cars
Bucharest Tram
Bucharest Tram
Bulevardul Unirii to the Parliament
Bulevardul Unirii to the Parliament
Gara De Nord
Gara De Nord
Concourse in Gara De Nord
Concourse in Gara De Nord
Gara De Nord Statue
Gara De Nord Statue
Romulus and Remus Statue
Romulus and Remus Statue
HoJo hotel from the Piata Romano
HoJo hotel from the Piata Romano
Concrete Block
Concrete Block
Bank building
Bank building
Thrown Together Buildings
Thrown Together Buildings
Enterance to Lipiscani Str
Enterance to Lipiscani Str
Domed builing Lipiscani
Domed builing Lipiscani
On A Corner Of Lipiscani Str
On A Corner Of Lipiscani Str
Rembrandt Hotel
Rembrandt Hotel
El Commandante Nightclub
El Commandante Nightclub
Wicker Boat On Oars
Wicker Boat On Oars
Pizza Hut Bucharest
Pizza Hut Bucharest
Last Supper in Bucharest
Last Supper in Bucharest
Unirea Shopping Centre Lit Up
Unirea Shopping Centre Lit Up
Back In Bordellos
Back In Bordellos
Outside Banessa Airport
Outside Banessa Airport
Banessa Airport Dome
Banessa Airport Dome
Plecari
Plecari
Monument outside Banessa
Monument outside Banessa
Charging My Phone ( not my case or…
Charging My Phone ( not my case o…
Wee Calum in the Departure Hall
Wee Calum in the Departure Hall
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photo by: tm16dana