Why is Romania’s biggest stadium closed?

Details surfaced last week as to why Bucharest’s largest and most modern stadium, the Arena Nationala, has been closed and unable to host events of any kind since the fire at Colectiv in October, when it was revealed that the stadium (along with a number of other public buildings in Romania) had no fire safety… Continue reading Why is Romania’s biggest stadium closed?

The Year in Bucharest Life

We began the year as we meant to go on, with a bit of a whinge about the ongoing sorry state of Romania’s skiing infrastructure. What particularly riled us at Azuga was the need to buy two lift passes. We later found out (via this comment) that to enjoy all of the runs (there are… Continue reading The Year in Bucharest Life

It’s time for real change in Bucharest

How lucky we are to live in the People’s Republic of Sector 3. After a quiet autumn so far our enlightened mayor Robert Negoita (one of just three of the seven Bucharest mayors not to have been arrested*) this week recommenced work on one of the most important infrastructure projects the city has seen for decades. Yep,… Continue reading It’s time for real change in Bucharest