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“an adventure”
Review of Old Town

Old Town
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“an adventure”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Was an interesting experience! such poor people but with smile on there faces!
i will not go there without a guide, especialy that we were on a prive tuour outside the tourist routes! the only thing you should remember is that you have to negotiate everything! anyway there are prices fro back people and prices fro white people!

The arabian/ hindu doors of the building are state of the art...the shocking is how they all leave together- poor and avarage to rich people...
We eat in a restaurant which the guide claim to be the firts hotel in Mombasa ( i doubt it) but was full of europeans and the food was ok!

it was an interesting experience!

Visited January 2013
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Mombasa, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Takes you back in time.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We are always crossing old town for various reasons, since we live in Mombasa, but the charm never fades.

Visited November 2012
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Kiev, Ukraine
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“ouch”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

do not walk along, watch for your pockets and do not walk into shops, do not shake hands and stop for talk all the time - - nice but scary place.

Visited January 2013
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Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Make sure you book a guide to take you around this historic and cosmopoiitan town. The architecture is amazing.
Definitely go to the market but dont forget to haggle for your Kenyan coffee to take home.

Visited January 2013
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CPH
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A 'must do' when in Mombasa”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Charming colonial style buildings, and winding narrow streets. Makes for a wonderful walk. Located next to Fort Jesus.

Visited December 2012
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