Weekend Bucharest

November - December 2019
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  • Day 1

    Day 1: Therme Bucaresti & Hanu Lui Manuc

    November 29, 2019 in Romania ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    We caught up in Milano Centrale station at 6am.
    There was a Great sunshine ☀️ for our departure in Bergamo Orio Al Serio Airport at 8 am!!
    After 3 hours of Flight (🕜on time) with Wizzair, we arrived in 🌴🌴Therme Bucaresti🌴🌴🌴.. We bought tickets for the Elysium format on webshop, available at www.therme.ro. (You can see price on https://therme.ro/tarife)
    We spent all day in Therme Bucaresti. It is the biggest relaxation and wellness centre in Europe, Therme Bucuresti is an ‘Everyday Holiday’. With three separate areas to discover featuring 9 pools, 6 saunas, 4 wet saunas and 16 water slides you’ll definitely need an entire day. Did I mention it’s also the largest botanical garden in Romania with 800,000 plants?
    It is a wonderful place!♥️

    Around 8pm we went to city center for dinner in Hanu Lui Manuc. It is one of the most famous restaurant in Bucarest (Hanu' lui Manuc was built in 1808). If you’re looking for traditional Romanian cuisine when visiting Bucharest, look no further than the capital’s oldest inn, Hanul Lui Manuc, in the heart of the city center. The cabbage leaves are stuffed with pork and beef and are then rolled up, baked, simmered or steamed and accompanied with a sauce and with a slice of bacon to top it off. Wash it down with a traditional Romanian house beer. I have the CIORBA: it is a hot, sour soup that can hold any number of ingredients, such as meat, veggies, fish, and beans.

    Some Tips:
    The centre is open well in to the evening, closing as late as 11.30pm on weekdays and Sundays, and midnight on Saturdays. This really gives you some flexibility over your visit, and allow you to make the most of your day
    Therme is destined only to those who are looking for a few hours of vacation, relaxation and unwinding or fun, depending on preferences. No accommodation facilities are present yet.
    You can bring your own towels. Therme Bucuresti also makes available to visitors towel and robe rental services
    Luggage can be stored in the locker rooms, unless they are too bulky. There is no special room for luggage.
    Therme Bucuresti provides free Wi-Fi to clients.
    Every area is integrated with food courts. The offer is diverse, from simple snacks, to international cuisine. For hygiene and safety reasons (e.g., shards) food and beverages from outside the premises are not allowed
    Payment at restaurants shall be performed with access bracelets and you shall pay with your card upon your exit from the facility, when you turn in the bracelet. There is not a nudist section.

    You can choose among three format:

    The Palm (16+)
    A tropical garden, hydromassage beds, relaxation pools, restaurants, terraces, pool bars, wet saunas and sands of therme beach can all be enjoyed in The Palm. A vast timetable of activities takes place in this zone including aqua shape, hydrobalance, yoga, pilates, face masks, live music, DJ sets, thermotherapy and more. This – together with the Elysium – is the zone I enjoyed.
    Prices start from 59 Lei per adult for 3 hours (approx £11.36)

    The Elysium (16+)
    The Elysium is the wellness area that can be accessed via the Palm. In the Elysium you’ll find themed saunas, calla shower, infra-red beds, relaxation pools, terraces, pool bar, massage facilities and the mango tree restaurant. Activities taking place in this area include an ‘aufguss ritual’, yoga, Pilates and stress away massages. You can find the full timetable for this zone on the website to be sure to get the most out of your visit. Rates for the Elysium include free access to the Palm and Galaxy areas. (according to the website in Jan 2018)
    Prices start from 79 Lei per adult for 3 hours (approx £15.21)

    The Galaxy – Best for Families
    The Galaxy is the place for a family vacation, right here in Bucharest! If you’re travelling with children, it’s really the only zone you an go in since both the Elysium and The Palm are adult only. However, you won’ be missing out with its vast array of facilities including; a relaxation pool, wave pool, waterslides, relaxation area, restaurant and snack bar, galaxy beach, alt library, wet saunas, hydro massage beds, infra-red beds, pool bar, interactive water playground, play station area with consoles and terraces.
    Be sure to check the activities timetable for a peeling and face mask and games with fairy tale characters.
    Prices start from 49 Lei per adult for 3 hours (approx £9.44)

    How to arrive:
    Therme is located outside of Bucharest. Is in the Northen part of the city, 25 km from the city center and around 5 km further North from the Otopeni Airport. There are two ways you can reach Therme: by car or by bus.
    FREE BUS FROM CITY CENTER: the wellness centre provides a FREE shuttle bus from Bucharest centre. There is a purpose-built bus stop on the Piata Romana. You can board the bus from the front, middle and back. There’s no need to see the driver, just board the bus and off you go. There are a couple of stops on the way, making the duration around 30 minutes or so.
    The shuttle bus runs Monday to Sunday with different timetables operating, so be sure to check the timetables before you go. The first shuttle bus leaves 8am on a weekend and 9am on a weekday, running then around every one to two hours.The return shuttle bus stops at the same place you’re dropped off outside Therme Bucuresti, and likewise runs at set times. It’s one bus that runs backwards and forwards. At busy times, it’s a bit of a free for all so you’ll just have to push and shove unfortunately.
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  • Day 2

    Day2: Walking Tour & The Artist food

    November 30, 2019 in Romania ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Good morning Bucharest!
    Great breakfast with PAUL’s salt croissant.
    Around 1pm, we visited 🌲Parcul Regele Mihai I. We walked around 2 hours, visiting the 🕍 Dimitri Gusti National Village Museum. It was a nice walking.

    Then, we took the metro from Aviatorilor to Piata Unirii, to join at 3pm our 🚶🏼‍♀️🚶🏼‍♂️Free walking tour🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏽‍♀️!!! We choose ‘The story of Bucharest’. The guide was very useful to understand the history of the town. We strolled through more than 500 years of history from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula to the “golden era” of communism, the ’89 Revolution and today’s protests. She unraveled us many stories not to be found in guidebooks and explore the city with one of our passionate local guides. Top Highlights seen:
    - Stavropoleos Convent
    - Manuc’s Inn
    - Revolution Spots
    - Palace of Parliament
    - Victory Blvd.

    Later, we went to Plata Contitutieri for 🎁 Christmas markets 🎁 in front of Palatul Parlamentului

    For dinner we had a gorgeous culinary experience in The Artist Restaurant 🥘🍲🥮🧁🍷

    👤 Contacts of the day:
    Paul - Plus code: C3MX+VH Bucarest, Romania
    WALKING TOUR: https://bucharest.walkaboutfreetours.com
    Lunch: Covata cu bunatati a lui Luca (plus code C4H2+48 Bucarest, Romania)
    Dinner: The Artist Restaurant ( plus cose C3XQ+V5 Bucarest, Romania)
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  • Day 3

    Day 3: Romania’s National Day

    December 1, 2019 in Romania ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    We woke up early to appreciate the events for Romania’s National Day, celebrated on December 1. In Bucharest, almost 4,000 military will take part in the National Day Parade, set to start on Sunday, December 1, at the Arch of Triumph, Europa FM reported.The December 1 celebrations will kick off with a military and religious ceremony and the laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Carol Park.

    Later, at 11:00, the military parade will start in the Arch of Triumph Square. Military from the National Defense Ministry, the Internal Affairs Ministry, the Romanian Intelligence Service and the National Administration of Penitentiaries will take part in the parade. They will parade alongside 200 vehicles, ranging from intervention vehicles and tanks to armored vehicles. A total of 50 aircraft will also fly over the ceremony. Afterwards, 500 military coming from over 20 allied and partner countries will also parade at the event.

    We walked around the town all day >>>❄️ freezing ❄️ around 5 pm I was back to the apartment to pack my bags.

    At 9pm we had the last local dinner in Caru Cu Bere!

    👤Contact list of the day:
    Arcul de Triumf
    Parkul Kiseleff
    Piata Victorei
    Stravropoleos Church
    Revolution square
    Casa Poporului
    Dinner: Caru Cu Bere (plus gode C3JX+R6 Bucarest, Romania)
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