It has taken a long time to write this review in between
lifes busy schedule, but we felt it important to give
special mention and grateful thanks to Claire Alina for
accompanying us on the Guided Walking Tour of Historical
Bucharest last September. For my wife and I, it was our
first time to visit the city, and Claires tour gave us some
wonderful memories to take home with us.
She picked us up at our hotel and we walked the various
sights and promenades of the city. It was a really friendly
and relaxed afternoon, she was a truly charming hostess and
the three of us hit it off so well. She explained much of
what it was like to live in Romania, and we all chatted
about the ups and downs of life that everyone has to go
through, which dont change from country to country. She
gave us particular insight into Romania's history and
development, from the era of King Carol, through both world
wars, the Ceaucescu regime and on to the present day. We
collectively recalled having watched much of the footage of
the 1989 Revolution on TV in our youth it was certainly
food for thought to stand in Revolution Square and recall
those troubled times, while at the same time watching some
kids skateboarding there.
Some highlights included our visit to an Orthodox church.
As Catholics it was so interesting for my wife and I to see
the differences but also the similarities between both
religions. Claire explained all aspects to us so well,
indeed was equally interested in our opinions and was more
than happy for us to take extra time to pray and to reflect
in such a beautiful space. We also visited a local bazaar,
selling hand painted eggs, scarves, and other local crafts,
as well as several stalls of antiques and militaria which
kept me busy. Again, Claire was happy to share her time and
knowledge with us both.
Recommended without hesitation, hope you enjoy your visit
to Bucharest as much as we did.