Bucharest museum blues

A tale of three Bucharest museums. The director of the Romanian National Art Museum (MNAR), Roxana Theodorescu, told various assembled officials on Wednesday that if they wanted to visit her museum they should do so ‘as quickly as possible,’ because at the rate the museum is having to hand back nationalised works of art to… Continue reading Bucharest museum blues

Bucharest In Your Pocket 90

So there’s a new issue of Bucharest In Your Pocket out and about; issue 90, in fact. This is the cover: The cover features Strada Xenofon (here), opposite the main entrance to Carol Park in the south of the city. The all-step street – the only of its kind in Bucharest – was earlier this… Continue reading Bucharest In Your Pocket 90

Namaste at the Village Museum

We’ve been to Bucharest’s Village Museum twice this summer, and on both occasions we – and the kids – have had a thoroughly good time. The first trip was to the museum’s birthday celebrations in May, while the second was this past weekend, to the Namaste Indian Culture Festival. Colourful and noisy (and with cheap… Continue reading Namaste at the Village Museum

Time to get the double-deckers out

Oh yes. It’s time once again to be dazzled by the shine of the boulevards. The double-deckers are being rolled out as we speak in preparation for a new season of Bucharest City Tours, which start up again on May 1st. Prices look set to be the same as in previous years (25 lei for… Continue reading Time to get the double-deckers out

Bucharest City Tours: Will we be dazzled by the shine of the boulevards this year?

Probably not, is the answer. Ahead of the publication of the next issue of Bucharest In Your Pocket we contacted RATB yesterday to find out when the Bucharest City Tour buses would start running again. The tour, which started last year at the behest of then Minister of Tourism Elena Udrea and which – though… Continue reading Bucharest City Tours: Will we be dazzled by the shine of the boulevards this year?