This unique excerpt from Rupert Wolfe Murray's new book, Romania: Rude & Vile, which is a compilation of tales about travel,
politics, history, revolution, architecture, books, and people, describes a telling encounter with Ion Iliescu, the former leader of Romania.
foreign visitors refer to it as Ceauşescu's Palace. If the hype is to be believed, it can be seen from the moon,
is larger than Cheops' Pyramid, and required more than a million cubic meters of marble to build.
It's difficult to obtain accurate information on how much it costs to operate, but I estimated that it costs twenty million euros year; another source claims that the construction of it cost roughly three billion euros.
Cheese and spice lovers will appreciate this vegetarian pizza.