All posts by Otilia Popescu

Snagov lake

Snagov lake, 30 min away from Bucharest.

Snagov is a commune, located 40 km north of Bucharest, composed of five villages: Ghermanesti, Ciofliceni, Snagov Sat, Vladiceasca and Tancabesti. Snagov has always been a popular holiday resort, many villas beening built on the shores of Snagov lake by the wealthy people of Bucharest Snagov village was built around the Snagov monastery, founded in the late 14th century on an island in Snagov Lake, about 2 km north of Snagov village. It is supposed that the tomb of ” Count Dracula”, Vlad III Dracula, is in…

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Summer music festivals outside Bucharest

There are a few reasons that is worth driving for more then five ours or just take an one hour domestic flight. Here are a few annual music festivals across Romania. A music get away is always fun, relaxing and giving you the chance of meeting new people. Garana Jazz Festival, takes place every year since 1997 in July or August, in the Garana Village (150 km by car from Timisoara airport.It is a magical place, hidden in the heart of the Western Carpathians. The…

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1st May

1st of May by the sea. Party and music festival

The time when you should head to the coast! Bucharest is the city of music, culture and festivals except for the 1st of May. On the first of May everything moves to the seaside for four crazy day&night non stop party. There are two seaside resorts to choose from. One is Mamaia ( the cool, fancy seaside resort) and Vama Veche, (the Hippie, Rock- Punk Seaside Resort) . Mamaia host the biggest club parties and music festivals in that period. The hip clubs like Frattelli,…

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Books and libraries in Bucharest

 Bucharest is a city of books. There are many libraries and kiosks from where you can buy books but for the latest releases, special albums, technical books, E-books, English books or music you have to go the the best libraries in town. Here are my top five spots. Carturesti Verona, a place with a fairytale atmosphere. It is more than a library, it became an institution for cultural events, a great place where to find original gift ideas, shelves full of books, good music, flavored…

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Asian food

Where to eat Asian food in Bucharest.

Bucharest Asian cuisine started to up level the offer in the last years. There are many Chinese restaurants and many more to take away but if you want something more special, close to fine dinning, here is a list of restaurants you should go to. 5 Elemente is close to Gradina Icoanei, behind Magheru Boulevard. This is not a red lampoons, small waterfall and smelly air Chinese restaurant. At 5 Elemente you get a very classy and modern restaurant where everything Chinese is subtle. The…

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Where to find art galleries in Bucharest

At first glance, you wouldn’t think of Bucharest as an artistic city but actually, this is one of the things we have to be proud. The art scene is growing year after year. There are classical art galleries, unconventional ones, contemporary…you name it! Here are my favorite art spots in town.

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Cheap but tasty food

When talking about eating in restaurant, usually you think you will spend a big amount of money. What if I give you some tips on restaurants where food can be as cheap as buying it from the supermarket? And I’m talking about good, quality food. Here are some of the best kept secrets of cheap tasty food in Bucharest.

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Fast food

The best fast food in Bucharest

Sometimes you just want to grab a bite and not sit for hours at a restaurant table. Here’s a list of Bucharest best fast food places. Of course we have KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Burger King but I suppose you want to try something with a local flavor so here are my top fast foods in town.

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Calea Victoriei

How to spend 2 days in Bucharest

If you’re in Bucharest for the first time then you have to mark some landmarks and get to know the spirit of the city, and a little party never hurt nobody.

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Bucharest shopping

Upon your arrival in Bucharest, you may be hoping to take advantage of this European city and the offers brings. And, indeed, you can! But it’s not that simple. Finding something that fits can be a challenge, even to the bravest shopper.

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