We went skiing in Sinaia. We won’t be going again

It’s been a very good year’s skiing. Loads of snow and plenty of sunshine in both Romania and Italy. Son of Bucharest Life is now skiing at a level where he can keep up with his old man; next year he will leave us in his wake. We suffered our most spectacular fall in years… Continue reading We went skiing in Sinaia. We won’t be going again

Bucharest taxi drivers vs. Uber (again)

UPDATE: Just as we suspected (they are that predictable): the taxi drivers and the government have reached an agreement, with the authorities promising that they will issue an emergency ordinance that will all but make Uber illegal. — Bucharest’s taxi drivers are on strike today (and will be tomorrow, too). Thousands of the bastards will… Continue reading Bucharest taxi drivers vs. Uber (again)

Sleeping With Sirens

Towns and cities across Romania have been testing their Cold War-era emergency/air raid sirens this morning. Most people (including us) heard absolutely nothing. Instead of being woken up by the impending doom of Russian nuclear weapons we slept through the whole thing, as did the Bucharest Life kids. A quick glance at Romanian social media… Continue reading Sleeping With Sirens