Cold, Snow, Schools, Buses, Roads & Pavements. And Vaslui

The PSD is well and truly back in office. On Friday it issued a directive which obliterated perhaps the most important educational reform of the past twelve months. Under the government of Dacian Ciolos the heads of all Romania’s schools (many of whom had been appointed for political reasons) had been required to reapply for… Continue reading Cold, Snow, Schools, Buses, Roads & Pavements. And Vaslui

The Week in Bucharest Life

Bucharest was covered in snow last Sunday as winter finally arrived in the Romanian capital. Schools were closed on Monday but otherwise life went on: Bucharest is rather good at muddling through a bout of bad weather. With temperatures as low as we can ever remember them (on Thursday morning the car displayed -18.5C at… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life

The Week in Bucharest Life

Bucharest finally saw some snow. The above shot of the city centre covered in a fresh layer of the white stuff was taken on Monday from the top of the InterContinental, by Cristian Marino, the hotel’s Executive Chef himself no less. Alas, rain later in the week washed most of the snow away and turned… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life

At the risk of looking right idiots…

The Foreword of the current Bucharest In Your Pocket Mini-Guide (that’s the fold-out map we publish to complement the main guide) starts with these words: Well, let’s be the first to admit it: this morning, with a good 20 cm of snow laying on the ground outside our apartment, schools closed and a severe weather… Continue reading At the risk of looking right idiots…

The year in Bucharest Life

We saw in the New Year in Petresti, Satu Mare, one of few villages in the world which can boast its own amphitheatre. On the way back we discovered the world’s smallest ski resort. Hardly had we returned to Bucharest than the city was witness to some of the worst violence it had seen in… Continue reading The year in Bucharest Life