Category Archives: Romania

Romania: Day 3 of 17 Wheels on the bus go up and down

So it’s time to go back to Bucharest and I’m really hoping that it’s going to be a nice bus like the one on the way up here.  I get up at 8am and discover that the guy on reception isn’t around so I won’t be getting the 9am bus.  I decide to use the time to go out and take a few photos of the city as it’s a nice sunny morning. Continue reading Romania: Day 3 of 17 Wheels on the bus go up and down

Moldova: Day 2 of 17 Taking a bus to Moldova

S0 I survived last night and it’s time to head north to Moldova.  I get up at 0730.  Constantin who runs the hostel I am staying at has kindly left out the mushrooms.  He books me a taxi to take me to the area in town where the buses leave from.  I have to stop at a cash machine on the way.  I think conveniently my taxi driver fins he has no change for a 50 Lei note.  For the fare which will cost bout 20.  Conveniently I tell him I will get change from a shop when we get there. Continue reading Moldova: Day 2 of 17 Taking a bus to Moldova

Romania: Day 1 of 17 Could this trip start any worse?

Okay so it could. But in travel terms today hasn’t been a success. I got to the airport with plenty of time. Enough time to get to the lounge for a drink and a few croissants. I then headed for my gate. It was set to close at 0930 and my flight to Bucharest with British Airways was departing 20 minutes later. I got to the gate around 2 minutes late. However this normally would be fine except I asked the guy doing the BA check-in for Gibraltar what was happening with my flight. He informed me it was delayed by 10 or 20 minutes and staff would be at the gate soon. I sat by the gate for about 5 minutes and wondered how badly delayed this flight was as there didn’t seem to be many people near gate 24b. I ask a guy who was near there. He immediately asked if I was Mr McLaughlin. I confirmed I was and he told me that I had missed the flight and my bags had been off loaded. Continue reading Romania: Day 1 of 17 Could this trip start any worse?