The club with no name: Copa90 on the woes of Steaua

The lads from YouTube channel Copa90 were in Bucharest recently to make a short film about the woes of Steaua, the once mighty Romanian football team currently being dragged through the mud by their racist, homophobic owner Gigi Becali (currently serving a prison sentence for corruption). That Steaua actually remain top of what passes for… Continue reading The club with no name: Copa90 on the woes of Steaua

Bucharest for Northern Ireland fans

First off, the airport. Do not change any money here, as exchange rates are poor (as in the rip-off end of poor). Instead, use one of the many, many ATMs in the arrivals area. Next, getting into town from the airport: making sure that this step of the journey does not end up costing you… Continue reading Bucharest for Northern Ireland fans

Sport on Romanian TV: A very useful guide

Just a quick post to point in the way of possibly the most useful Romanian website we have come across in a while. Called, quite simply Sport la TV, it does exactly what it says on the tin: tell you which of the zillions of Romanian sports channels is showing the event you are interested… Continue reading Sport on Romanian TV: A very useful guide

Victor Ponta just gave one of the world’s richest and most profitable companies your money

In a stunning new victory for Romania’s beloved prime minister Victor ‘Copy Paste’ Ponta in his neverending quest to find new ways of wasting the taxpayer’s money, we read with not a little outrage yesterday that he had handed a whopping €8.19 million to those needy people over at, ahem, Vodafone. (Yes, the same Vodafone… Continue reading Victor Ponta just gave one of the world’s richest and most profitable companies your money

Bucharest IYP reader in new ‘sense of humour failure’ shock

We have long become accustomed to the fact that alongside the distinguished, erudite majority which reads these pages (and those of the day job Bucharest In Your Pocket) there is also, alas, a small minority of idiots who – probably by mistake – find themselves reading the fruits of our labour. One such specimen is… Continue reading Bucharest IYP reader in new ‘sense of humour failure’ shock