RATB in new absurdity

There was a marvellous report on the news last night about how RATB – the company which operates public transport in Bucharest – has inadvertently picked up our ‘make public transport in Bucharest free‘ idea and put it into practice. Due to an almighty cock-up in RATB’s Department of Crapness (we feel certain it has… Continue reading RATB in new absurdity

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


Just another day on Calea Vitan. This was the sight which greeted us this morning when we went to pick up Daughter of Bucharest Life from school: We have absolutely no idea how the driver (who we think was the fufa in the pink dress on the phone in the top photo, and on the… Continue reading #dinvitan

Making Bucharest more accessible for… cars

Following on from our little post on Monday about the horrors of trying to get around Bucharest in a wheelchair comes this magnificent photo: What makes this an especially bad piece of parking is that the kerb has in this instance actually been lowered to allow – in theory – easy access for wheelchairs or… Continue reading Making Bucharest more accessible for… cars