15 Years of Bucharest In Your Pocket

Happy birthday to us.

The first issue of the day job, Bucharest In Your Pocket, was published 15 years ago this month. It looked like this:

Bucharest In Your Pocket Issue 1

We know what you’re thinking: with a cover like that it’s a miracle we made it to issue two, let alone issue 88: our latest, 15th anniversary special.

Usually rather bashful, we don’t mind admitting that we’ve gone to town a bit with the celebrations this time. Inside the guide there’s a six-page feature looking back at the very beginning (six pages of self-indulgent drivel/a fascinating look at the early days of Bucharest IYP: delete according to preference). We also take a look at some of our favourite covers, some of which we have plastered on the new cover itself:


Should you care to do so, you can read the 15th Anniversary feature here.

The rest of the guide can be viewed in numerous formats, from PDF here to glorious Issuu:

The print version will be on the streets in a day or two.

  • Ethan

    Congratulations on your anniversary. The price listed on the old cover made me smile. I remember the days of carrying hundreds of thousands of lei. It was kind of a thrill for a foreigner dealing with numbers that high, but things are better now.

  • Mr Rearguard

    Happy 15th anniversary! Now off Topic. Is it possible to find here in Romania such a thing as a ”Home Brew kit”?

    • Surely every Romanian father-in-law has one?

      • Mr Rearguard

        I’m talking about brewing beer not wine. I mean, where can I lay me hands on malt extract eh?

  • Expatescu

    Congratulations on a superb publication that was the key to my discovering the best in Bucharest.

  • Dan

    Congratulations on the anniversary! We always recommend your guide to friends and acquaintances visiting.

    A couple of comments on the guide:
    You forget to mention the 1 ban coin when talking about the currency.
    Also, there are no cinemas in Promenada.