I did go back into town once last week, this time with Duncan. We walked in, had lunch at a super old ‘famous’ cafe in old town, thought about going to the crazy dictator’s insane “palace” but the grey sky grey ground grey buildings grey everything sapped the life out of us. The streets were somewhat more passable but it still wasn’t great. We couldn’t even find a souvenir shop that was actually open to get the souvenir stuff that Duncan et al seek in each city.
I feel like I didn’t give it a fair shake, but I totally didn’t dig Bucharest. So far, Bratislava seems way more fun.