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Romanian Rhapsody

A December 2005 trip to Lasi by wishbone332

Carpathian Mountains Photo, Lasi, Romania More Photos
Quote: A short diary of my trip to Romania, with some nice results! PHOTOS!!!!!!
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I really don't know the address, but I'll say this: it was a breathtaking experience. It wasn't the 2-star bed-and-breakfast's interior design; that just made me a tad uncomfortable, and the workers building a house by our bathroom window made matters a bit worse. All this, though, was excused, because we got a small TV, a luxury in Romania, and some videos to watch. We watched all three films and some news and hilarious sitcoms. But the mountain view from the balcony, well, that one's worth stayin' the night for. That and the food. There's a restaurant that's open not only to the people lodging there, but also to the general public. With a nice feeling and live entertainment every Wednesday and Thurs...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 22, 2005

Ceahlau: 2 Stele, Pat si Micul Dejun

Lasi, Romania

La Mama

Restaurant

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This little restaurant claims to make homestyle food, with the motto "Like Mom Makes It"! It seems that the restaurant offers pork, a Romanian polenta, cabbage rolls... in other words, traditional food that would be of much enjoyment to foreginers like me, who have never tasted this food in their lives! I ate the pork, which was specially cooked so that it was not overcooked but not undercooked either. It was soft and warm at the same time! How do they do it?

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 6, 2005

La Mama
Barbu Vacarescu 3
Lasi, Romania
021 212 40 86

Carpathian Mountains

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Attraction | "Cliff Views"

Carpathian Mountains Photo, Lasi, Romania
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If you've traveled up a mountain, you'll know what it's like. Now I do, too. But hey, one thing's for sure: once you're up, you won't want to come back down! At 3:38pm Romanian time, my train arrives in Durau, a tiny village at the base of Ceahlau, the tallest of Romania's Carpathian Mountains. You feel like an ant, a puny, helpless animal compared to the rocky beast that is Ceahlau. At 4pm, after a nice long rest at a nearby hotel, I'm up and at the cable car station. Five minutes later, a cable car arrives. I hop on, realizing I'm the only passenger. I make my way up the mountain listening to a Bach CD I bought at a gift shop. I arrive at the summit at 6pm, a 2-hour ride. I didn't realize ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 8, 2005

Carpathian Mountains
Carpathian Mountains
Lasi, Romania

Romanian Movies

Attraction

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"Once Upon a Time in Mexico," we all remember that 2004 or 2003 movie. I even forgot what year it came out! And still, in Romania, it's a new release. Since Romania has basically no film industry, it borrows old, obsolete movies from the US and claims them as their own new releases! And let me tell you, it was a hit! A box-office hit! Once I was in the theater, it was crowded! I had to get squished (nearly) to try to sit somewhere! After 10 minutes of getting squished like the cream filling in a Twinkie bar, I managed to get a fairly good seat between a German tourist and a Romanian couple discussing their new baby girl, Alina. The familiarity of this movie, which I saw when it came out in the stat...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 8, 2005

Romanian Movies
National Film Cinema
Lasi, Romania

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