The Week in Bucharest Life

A quick recap of events over the past ten days or so in the never-a-dull-moment nuthouse that is the Romanian capital. — First off, the good news: Cheap taxis are back at Otopeni, at least in theory. The restrictions on access to the arrivals terminal (introduced on April 1st) have been removed until at least… Continue reading The Week in Bucharest Life

The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Somebody has had a word. The rip-off taxi drivers are back at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. We were at the airport yesterday and noticed that the so called Fast or Rapid taxis – charging way over the odds – are now allowed to wait directly outside the arrivals terminal. Until now they had been… Continue reading The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Uberexcited (2)

The taxi service Uber launched its services in Bucharest today, to predictable levels of excitement from the hipster bedwetters who think that anything American is amazing and to be embraced without question. Take a day off people: it’s a taxi service. Charging the same as any other taxi company in Bucharest (1.39 lei per km)… Continue reading Uberexcited (2)

Otopeni Airport has a smartphone app: it’s totally pointless

With the kind of fanfare you would expect at the launch of something worthwhile, Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport last week launched a smartphone app which – we can confirm – is about as useful as a chocolate teapot. Take a look at this, the app’s English webpage (it’s worth a look for the comical English). Here’s… Continue reading Otopeni Airport has a smartphone app: it’s totally pointless

Getting to the Baltics from Bucharest just got a lot easier

More good news, this time from the Latvian airline airBaltic, which yesterday announced it would be flying Bucharest – Riga from June 3rd this year. airBaltic has excellent connections to the other Baltic states, Russia and Scandinavia and fills a bit of a hole: with the exception of Warsaw it has never been easy to… Continue reading Getting to the Baltics from Bucharest just got a lot easier