Make public transport in Bucharest free

RATB, the state-owned agency which operates surface-level public transport in Bucharest, last week published a report claiming that almost half of all passengers on its buses, trams and trolleybuses do not have valid tickets. Given that those who do pay for tickets are purchasing the cheapest public transport tickets in the European Union (one trip… Continue reading Make public transport in Bucharest free

Lesser Visited Bucharest: Piata Obor

Our first visit to the huge Bucharest market at Obor would have been some time early in the summer of 1998. We were looking for one of those little metal devices you shoved into your television cable in order to get free HBO. In those days that’s the kind of place Obor was: a byword… Continue reading Lesser Visited Bucharest: Piata Obor