As many of you already know, RennyBA and I recently spent a long weekend in Bucharest and got a head start on spring weather. Bucharest is the capital and the largest city of Romania. The 500-year-old city is situated on the banks of the Dambovita River, a branch of the Danube. The city is home to around 2 million residents and attracts a constant influx of tourists as a result of its landmarks and scenic heritage.
Since we live in Norway we were glad to get an even stronger taste of spring sunlight, flowers and warmer weather to give us a little head start on the spring season. One advantage of getting lots of snow all winter is that when spring comes, you really know how to make the best of it.
Here you see Bucharests Triumph Arc at the end of their main Boulavard framed nicely in spring flowers.
Bucharest surprised me with an abundance of parks which are well loved and used by the locals. In fact on Sunday afternoon there were more people in the parks then on the streets. The locals gather in the many green parks which are a meeting place and recreational area for young and old alike. We were lucky enough to be there when the cherry and apple trees were blooming giving us nice colors to our photos.
Still in Cismigiu park you can see the cherry blossoms and listen to the sound of the birds singing. Its like every bird in the city has gathered here. And no wonder, lots of greenery and you always see some of the older people tossing breadcrumbs or seeds to the birds to keep them happy in this lovely park.
Also in the revolutionary square you see the decorative flowering trees to mark the spring and highlight this lovely monument dedicated to those who fell in the Revolution of 1989.
As many of you may have noticed, I am a girl. To me no spring city trip would be complete without a relaxing lunch in an outdoor restaurant. There were not many outdoor restaurants in the district where our hotel was located as it was really in the heart of the city, however this cozy little Bistro lays not long from Aviator Square and served quite a nice little Chevre salad on warm bruchette and a double cafe latte to go along with it. I was even charmed by the local dog, who politely came and sat quietly beside my chair, likely in hopes of some scraps. But his maners were good and he just lay there companionably, and yes it did work. When I was finished he got the last bite.
I am a bit behind Renny in my posts but I assure you there will be more from our trip posted here as well, with a diffent angle and my own flavor to it. So if you enjoy reading my posts you should also check out RennyBA’s to see his side of things, and vice versa because as we always say – together we are dynamite!
If you haven’t done so already, remember to check out the information for the Oslo Blog Gathering and join in on the fun. There is still time to reserve your place, but summer is on its way so time is running out…..