Bucharest will probably not be anyone’s highlight on a trip to Romania, but we found plenty to do walking around the old town, visiting a historical museum and an Easter market, and spending the afternoon in the tranquil city park.
Romania is more than Transylvania, but that was pretty much what we had time for with only nine days to spend in the country. We did see some very beautiful old towns, take some long walks in nature, eat delicious food almost every day and moved around by train easily.
The food in Sri Lanka was not much like that of South India. A lot less spicy, but still very tasty and with interesting new flavors. There are restaurants in the larger towns, but the locals don’t seem to eat out much. Try some home cooking at your homestay!
A temple with a huge collection of Buddha statues, a hectic shopping district and a slightly more luxurious hotel stay awaited us on the very last stop of the Sri Lanka trip. I enjoyed Colombo, but I could certainly understand those who don’t.