Ever noticed that each big city has its own escape spot? That one place you can go to and have some quiet reflection or relaxation time just before work or just after a bad date? For a traveler that could be the place to recharge, feel cozy and protected.
So, when in Bucharest, come, sit next to me on a bench in front of the Kretzulescu Church. It’s so quiet you wouldn’t believe it’s on Victoriei Boulevard. But something happens in this place, in Revolution Square between the church and the Athenaeum; it’s suddenly cleaner, lighter, greener and more peaceful. And there are so many delights in the area it’s worth spending half a day at a slower pace.
You could start the day with some delicious éclairs and coffee to go from French Revolution (check the French Revolution article). Just sip and make yummy noises while gazing at the church and its surroundings. On your right there’s Anthony Frost Bookshop. It’s my favorite: small, cozy and filled with English written books from non-fiction to graphic novels. Go browse its shelves and if you find something you like, start reading it on the spot, on your now favorite bench. If the peace and quiet is suddenly interrupted by your hungry stomach take a walk to Trattoria La Famiglia, behind the Athenaeum – a cozy little restaurant on an empty narrow street.
Already feeling relaxed?