We cycled for 10 consecutive days from Pere in Hungary to Bucharest in Romania. Although two of those days were in fact only half days in the saddle, we were very exhausted when we arrived to Bucharest. It was the same feeling as when we arrived in Krakow after 8 days of cycling.
The first rest day after such a long cycling session has to be a real rest day and we spent our first day in Bucharest visiting an old church and walking around in the downtown for an hour before we sat down in a cafe for almost two hours. Then we went home to sleep.
During our second rest day we had re-gained strength and could do a lot more interesting things. P Pat’s driver sent us to the village museum where we spent two hours walking around the premises looking at old farms, churches, windmills and so on that had been brought in from various regions of Romania. It is good museum with signs in English and we recommend anyone to visit it.
The way back from the village museum to downtown is a long walk along a major boulevard and we passed various embassies and the Arc d’ Triumph. When we got to the museum of Natural History we found out that ”the Human Body Exhibition” was on display there. The exhibition has traveled around the world for a number of years now and is rather controversial since it uses real human remains.
I have read about this exhibition before but Wej had not heard about it so we decided to go in. Only after a while did Wej understand that it was actually real human remains that were used and not plastic models. I must admit that the exhibition indeed was fascinating, but did I learn anything about the body that I didn’t already know? Probably not!
Instead it left me with lots of questions like, why not do this exhibtion with plastic models instead? Would millions of people visitit the exhibition if plastic models were used instead? Were do the bodies come from and were the donors fully aware of how their bodies were going to be used once donated????
Apart from visiting museums, we also strolled around the snowy town and once again ended up in a cafe. In the evening P’Pat prepared some Thai food that we had together with grilled porkleg and sauerkraut. Truly crossover cuisine and very tasty. Thanks a lot P’Pat.
It took us 30 cycling days to reach Bucharest, but only one day to fly home. We left P’Pat around 11 and departed from the airport at 13.10. The flight went to Munich where we had to wait for some 5 hours before flying the last one and a half hour to Göteborg.
In Bucharest airport there was a free wifi and so it was in Munich airport too. When we arrived to Göteborg airport we had to wait for 35 minutes for the airport bus. There was a free wifi at the airport but it was so complicated to register and log in so we couldn’t use it.
Free wifi at airports, gas stations and cafes everywhere in central Europe and a long procedure to register to use the free wifi at a Swedish airport. Sweden definately has something to learn from Poland and Romania when it comes to providing visitors with access to the IT-world…. 🙂