Bucharest Part 2 - Parliaments, Opera, Yiddish and So Much More

The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 53

 Uniri Square  (photo credit: Courtesy)
Uniri Square
(photo credit: Courtesy)

Mark and David head to Bucharest, the capital of Romania to find out why it's become such a tourism center in recent years and learn there are plans afoot to develop it a whole lot more, with the old Jewish quarter at the very heart of its future.

This time:

  • The story of one of the world's largest buildings - Ceausescu and The Palace of Parliament
  • We're off to City Hall to get the lowdown on tourism in Bucharest including the old Jewish neighborhood
  • A private audience with the opera's artistic director (oh, and he's Israeli)
  • We visit Therme, a gigantic swimming-pool-cum-spa-cum-kids-slides-cum-gastronomy-hub wonderland
  • Keeping Jewish and Yiddish theater alive and well in 21st-Century Europe 
Herastrau Park (Credit: Courtesy)Herastrau Park (Credit: Courtesy)

Mark and David were guests of Bucharest City Hall, the Embassy of Romania in Israel and Tarom.

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