You know what they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. In the past years, Romania has been strongly degraded by the media. All that pop-ups in people’s mind when they hear the word “Romania” is poverty and thieves. And yet, having lived in Bucharest, the capital, during more than seventeen years, I can assure you that this city is so much more than those poor clichés and is really worth the visit!
The only risk you might encounter? Wanting to come back!
After the end of communism in 1989, Bucharest never stopped booming and developing. You’ll always find little cute places to discover such as simple street food, fancy restaurants, traditional clothing shops or drinking holes. The city has become a reference for party lovers! With almost always-free entries and cheap drinks, Bucharest promises memorable nights.
In terms of cultural activity, Bucharest is maybe not the busiest area but what’s best than getting lost in the tiny streets, contemplating the contrasted architecture and feeling the atmosphere of the city?
There is no best specific date to visit Bucharest. Each season has its particularity. Yet, I always prefer to go there in the summer when it’s warm and when pools and restaurant terraces are open! Be aware that winters can be extremely cold (temperatures can go down up to -20°C) but for snow lovers, it’s a must go during this period! Especially during Christmas time when the entire city is lightened up!
The old town is full of clubs and bars where people enjoy their nights. No matter what your tastes are, you’ll definitely find the right place to have fun!