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Bucharest- Day 1

We arrived in Bucharest just after midnight on a ~2 hour serviceable Blue-Air flight from Florence. There was a customs line up and a surprising amount of traffic for the late hour. The end of August means the end of vacation for many Europeans and the Romanians were coming home en masse. 

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We arrived in our hotel room late and didn’t hit the sheets until 2:30AM. We slept in on Monday proper and missed the free hotel breakfast. We opted to walk towards Old Town and have lunch at the venerable Caru’ ce bere, an old beer hall with ornate woodwork and stained glass windows. A live band played inside and there was a massive patio on the street. They said the pork knuckle served 2 so I down ordered to a veal shin. The veggies were crinkle cut but the shinbone had marrow in it. 

 Church of beer. 

Church of beer. 

After lunch, we stumbled across a beautiful bookstore, Cărturești Carusel.  Julia decided to do some shopping whilst I sampled a plum brandy on The Ace’s shady patio.

 Cărturești Carusel

Cărturești Carusel

 View from The Ace patio. 

View from The Ace patio.