Bucharest, Romania: Winds of Change
Nicolae Ceaușescu took power in Romania in 1965, and through his 24-year dictatorship his ego ballooned. The culmination of his master plan was an immense palace with more than a thousand rooms, now the Palace of the Parliament. In late 1989, with winds of change sweeping the Eastern Bloc, armed revolution spread across Romania. At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.