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    Bucharest Grand Continental Hotel Review

    Our first hotel in Bucharest kind of reminded me of a (metaphorical) Mills & Boon romance novel. The luxurious 5-star Bucharest Grand Continental Hotel was all sweet curlicues, wistful drapery, very French inspired faded chic and just the right level of old-fashioned grandeur.

    Luxury Hotel Bucharest Grand Continental Romania Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Located just a 5-minute walk from the Old Town, our 5-star corner of the city was a perfect place to relax between exploriing wanders.

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    48 hours in Brasov, Transylvania

    The Transylvanian city of Brasov is usually just a day trip from Bucharest. People spend maybe an hour or so to wandering around the town square, and buy a drink before hopping back on their transport back to the capital city of Romania.

    Things to do in Brasov Romania Adventures of a London Kiwi

    But, thanks to an epic tip-off from the travel ninja Shikha at Why Waste Annual Leave and a few other Brasov devotees, instead of following the crowds, we booked a couple of leisurely nights there. At the end of our day trip, instead of returning to Bucharest and getting stuck in the Sunday evening traffic, we checked into our hotel and waved our guide off.

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    (Mostly) Wordless Friday & a Blog Landmark


    It has been a tino pai (really good) week in the land of Adventures of a London Kiwi. The blog has hit (unbelievably) over 20,000 views!!!!

    My hubby keeps reminding me that when I started the blog, I wondered if anyone at all would read my little corner of ‘t internet, and I’m genuinely blown away that you have been so kind – and that you keep returning. I’m just thrilled that anyone wanted to stop by at all.

    I’ve got a little kiwi themed giveaway for tomorrow to say thank you to all my lovely (UK) readers (I’m working on one for the International folks – Hello to Russia, Romania, Canada, Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland, New Zeland to name but a few! ). Please don’t forget to enter the tickets to the awesome Foodies Festivals tickets here they will be drawn soon. Please don’t worry, the blog isn’t going to change and become sponsored by mega corporations with no soul (or little corporations with a bit of soul for that matter) – that’s not how I am. I’m just enjoying passing on a little of the blog love I’ve recieved.

    The blog & I can be found in a variety of places – subscribe with Bloglovin (a good replacement for Google Reader), Twitter, Instagram, GoodReads, on Google+ and follow my blog posts by subscribing to the right of this post by RSS or Email. I’d love to hear from you – drop me an email, or say hola on Twitter. Let me know what you think about the blog – I’d love your feedback.

    You’ve voted with your mouse and some of the most popular blog posts have been:

    Meeting a celeb: Bob the Cat

    Waitangi Day Circle Line Pub

     London Living: “Bull’s eyes and
    targets” say the bells of St Margaret’s

    Creamy Pumpkin, Chestnut &
    Bacon Pasta

    Kiwi Cooking: Lolly

    Book & Theatre Review:

    …a real variety which heartens me. If there is something you would like to see more of, please holler in the comments below.

    My last couple of weeks have featured;

     Still a little annoyed at how the weather was the weekend after our Shard fail.

    It’s been pretty fun in big bad London.

    So, is there anything you would like to see more of on Adventures of a London Kiwi? I would LOVE some feedback – you’re all so shy commenting…