Now its time to catch you all up on my week in Romania. We spent the first 2 days in Bucharest, exploring the city and taking a guided tour. I had no expectations on Bucharest before arriving there. It was an amazing and beautiful city. I never realized how much history Romania had!
I'm trying my best to remember all the various place names, but if I get it wrong, perhaps Miku you could help me? She's Romanian and gave me some great tips on things to see!
One of my favourite places in Bucharest was Unity Square (I hope I have the name right). It is a beautiful square in downtown Bucharest with the most amazing fountains. The day we visited, it was about 37 degrees Celsius, and I was seriously tempted to take a dip in the cool water.
Arch de Triomphe, Bucharest
Built by Nicolae Ceauşescu during the communist regime, this building is the world's largest civilian administrative building (The Pentagon is the largest overall), most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building. The Palace measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high, and 92 m under ground. It has 1,100 rooms, 2 underground parking garages and is 12 stories tall, with four additional underground levels currently available and in use, with another four in different stages of completion. We took an hour and a half long tour and only saw about 5% of the building.