The first night, we didn't do much. We went to McDo for dinner (it was gigantic! They had a special area for Birthday parties and a separate cafe -- it is easily the biggest McDo I've ever been in in my life). Then we walked down the "Champs Elysee of Romania". This huge boulevard was specifically designed to be a "challenge" to the Champs Elysee of Paris and was designed to be some nominal amount of meters longer just to show them up. I didn't really get what the point of that was, but Tristan suggested that what the communists were trying to say was something like "Your Champs Elysee is only for the rich. It is based on commercialism. Ours is lined with housing for the people." Anyway, I'm sure that today these apartments are some of the most expensive in the country.
We ended the night by playing a pirated version of Monopoly in the hostel's abandoned common room.
The next day we saw all the sights of Bucharest which there weren't that many of, to be honest.
|The national library. It's clear that Romania has fully embraced capitalism.|
|This disturbing and befuddling monument is the Revolution Square where one of the key events of the revolution took place (I guess that might be obvious)|