Category Archives: Bucharest basics

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Taxi

Taxis are abundant in Bucharest, to say the least. Common lore states that 1 in 10 cars in Bucharest is a taxi. All taxis in Bucharest are yellow and a ride is cheaper than a beer.

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The art of Small Talk – Romanian Style

You just met a Romanian but you don’t really know where to start a conversation. Small talk. Whether you like it or not, it’s unavoidable. So we thought give you a few useful phrases in Romanian to use when exploring the art of making conversation out of nothing.

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Conversions of Weight and temperature in Ro

Learn the conversions from the screwy imperial units of measure (pounds, degrees Fahrenheit, feet and miles) into those handy metric units (grams, kilograms, degrees Celsius, meters and kilometers).

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Do I need a visa for entering in Romania? List of Embassies.

Romania is a member of the European Union since January 1, 2007. Citizens of Schengen area do not need visa to enter Romania. If your an non EU or Shengen member, you need to apply for a Romanian visa. See more details.

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Emergency & hospitals in Bucharest

Bucharest has several hospitals with emergency service. We hope you’ll never need this information but better be safe than sorry so here are a few medical emergency information’s.
The general emergency call number is 112.

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Climate and time to visit Bucharest

Bucharest is located in the south-eastern part of Romania and the climate is continental. Located in Europe, there are 4 seasons: winter for Christmas and summer in june-august.

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Crime and scams in town

Bucharest’s crime rate is rather low in comparison to other European capital cities. Petty crime, however, is more common, particularly in the form of pickpocketing.

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