Travel to Romania and București

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Travel to Romania and București

Postby Mr. 007 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:22 am

My son wanted a "gaming PC" for Christmas, and little did I know it turned out to be so bloody expensive #-o
So, as Christmas present to my wife, we will visit București for a long weekend in January, just me and my wife. It's mainly to relax and spend some quality time together, but I guess there are some "must" see and experience in București? I'm on a budget, so nice places to visit for eating / drinking not too expensive would be appreciated :)



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Re: Travel to Romania and București

Postby barry.romania » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:35 pm

I would have recommended the medieval citadel Sighișoara for the Christmas, or Maramureș also in Transylvania or Bucovina in Moldavia. or sking of course, we have some new tracks.

3 links about http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrul_is ... 8%99tiului, the nicest area of the city:
http://www.centrulvechi.com/
http://www.orasulvechi.ro/
http://www.pelipscani.ro/

top 90 attractions in the capital Bucharest, activities, night life and shopping: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions- ... arest.html (you have tons of foreign reviews, the Palace of the Parliament is just 13th which is impressive by the way, the largest building in the world after Pentagon).

Ion Țiriac doesn't own only this http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_R ... arest.html (you also have Ferrari shop in Bucharest, not many are in Europe), but also this new: http://www.stejariicountryclub.ro/.

I am not from Bucharest therefore I warn you about the cab drivers because I know. Romania is a very secure country but in the capital you must also be careful with the beggars or thieves. there are some though maybe not more than in Paris, Amsterdam and so on. more than in your quiet Norway, that`s true.

there are many fancy things in Bucharest, not just malls where you will probably play or skate, if you are doing your homework first on the internet.

and if you love sports, you can visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_Na%C8%9Bional%C4%83.

in Romania the beer is very cheap. the cost living even in Bucharest is cheap for a Norwegian.

if you`re bored wanting to "visit" a large mall, this had the best reviews made by the Scandinavians so you can try it because it`s close from the centre and it`s huge (one of the bests in this area of Europe): http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_R ... arest.html. or http://www.baneasashoppingcity.ro/ro/ (newer but more far).
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Re: Travel to Romania and București

Postby Mr. 007 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:35 pm

Thanks. I always take cab...and it reminds me of a PM I have forgotten about regarding cab from airport. It was kind of complicated, as at airport it's totally wild west, while in city there was some law and order :)

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Re: Travel to Romania and București

Postby mikh » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:22 pm

As a rule, in Bucharest airport, do not take cabs from the airport, unless the airport personnel is calling one for you. If you arrive during peak hours, you might just use the public transportation.
If you do take the cab, it has to be the one the airport personnel called for you and the price should be written on the door (1.39 RON/km, last time I was there). Do have some RON with you, either from the cash machines at the airport (quite bad rate though, if they're those of Euronet, which you can find in most European airports) or from some exchange office back in Norway.

Also, Mr 007, could you reply to my PM, please? :)

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Re: Travel to Romania and București

Postby Mr. 007 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:12 am

Arrived to Romania, and airport was a pleasant surprise, we were out of there in no time at all :) However, at the hotel I can't connect to facebook...don't you have facebook in Romania????

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Re: Travel to Romania and București

Postby mikh » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:15 am

Mr. 007 wrote:Arrived to Romania, and airport was a pleasant surprise, we were out of there in no time at all :) However, at the hotel I can't connect to facebook...don't you have facebook in Romania????

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Facebook? What's that? :P
Joking, I don't like it, I don't use it :)
Have fun there!


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