Romania by Night

I don’t think it matters what day of the week it is, you’ll always find something to do in Bucharest.

What did I do on a Monday night? Well, went to the “Metropolis Casino” in Bucharest of course! I won myself the equivalent of about 55$ USD through the electronic Roulette machine. You place your bets electronically and the system will automatically determine if you won and immediately pay out your earnings in the form of credits. I personally found the security in the casino to be very tight; we had to show our identification, take a photo, and pay an entrance fee while a guard was examining us. The Women at the entrance of the Casino were very stern and not very welcoming, although all the other staff within the casino was very friendly.

I took some time today to check out the “AFI Palace Cotroceni” mall. There must have been 200-300 shops spread out amongst two levels, complete with a 3D IMAX theatre, Skating Rink and Roller Coaster. I had Lunch within the mall at a sit-down Italian restaurant; the chairs and atmosphere was very comfortable, but the food was disgusting and the service was deplorable. I kept biting on small pieces of solid bone that was mixed into the sauce that was spread over my Tortellini. The taste was very bland too. We also waited about 15 minutes or more to get our bill after asking for it – all the Waiters decided it was a better idea to stand at the front of the restaurant and chit-chat. The staff working there seemed to not care about their job; don’t waste your time eating there.

On the way back to the hotel, I passed by an area called “Revolution Square”:

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Equestrian Statue in Revolution Square.

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Me standing in Revolution Square.

I haven’t had a chance to read up on the History of the statue and that particular square; I will be going back tomorrow while there is daylight. Are there any Romanians reading this post that can comment and explain about this statue?

Oh yes! Can’t forget about my well-needed Romanian haircut!

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More to come, stay tuned!

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  1. It’s the second statue of Carol I of Romania. The first one was demolished by the communists. It represents the former king of Romania who died during the 1st world war of heart wounds because Romania (his adopted country) was fighting against Germany (his birth country).

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