There are not a lot of places in the world which would make you feel like home from the first moments spent there. Bucharest is one of them, at least from my perspective and 5-day experience. Its unobtrusiveness and ease will bring you a sense of belonging from the start, with the need to just enjoy it with no expectations.
Last week, I've had a chance to visit the capital and largest city of Romania. According to unofficial data, in Bucharest lives more than 3 million people, which makes it the sixth-largest City in European Union.
In period between two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite, earned Bucharest the nickname of "Little Paris". And this is the first thing you would notice once you step on the Bucharest territory.
The idea of this post is to convey the beauty of Bucharest from my point of view. To me, it is a throwback to wonderful time spent in this city, and to you maybe a sneak peek of what you could expect to see if you decide to visit it. I hope you will enjoy it!
There are many prejudices related to Romania and marks that communism has left on this country. And this may be one of the reasons why Bucharest isn't (yet) one of the mainstream touristic destinations. But the fact is that people don't have an idea what they're missing!
Wonderful architecture, long and wide streets and passages, amazing nightlife and friendly locals are just a few of the reasons why you should visit Bucharest.
Bucharest is a heaven for hipsters, and recently I've heard that it has been pronounced as a new hipsters capital in the Europe. I could not swear in the veracity of this information, but in this blog post you can read more about which places to visit when you are in Bucharest.