Monday, September 15, 2014

Visiting Oradea

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 It's been a while since I made an appearance here and let's just say it was a slow transition back to Cluj. I spent a few days alone there, just me and my cat and unfortunately she didn't master the art of photography, so taking photos was out of the question.
After making the apartment squeeky-clean, my lovely flatmates soon appeared and we decided to take a trip to almost-nearby Oradea, near the border with Hungary. I knew it was an interesting city and I wanted to visit it since last Spring, but I never thought I could find so many beautiful, amazing buildings which were onece upon a time, palaces. 
If you are a Art Nouveau fanatic like myself, Oradea is the place to visit. It has so many buildings from that period, a few of them were restored and now they look like gingerbread houses! We did not have time to explore everything I wanted to, but there is always a next time. 
 All I can say is that it appears to be a lovely city, with many many many old houses that I love (I don't think I have ever seen that many, not even in Cluj) and I spent a lovely day despite the cloudy weather and forgetting the fact that I lost the cute pink sweater (and irreplaceable) I had with me. Oh well..

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 We even got a chance to visit the Zoo and took dozens of photos of meerkats and felines. Naturally.

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This fellow cracks me up everytime I look at this photo.

Have a lovely week guys!