Some parts of Bucharest are dog free

Woof! We had to pay a visit to Bucurestii Noi yesterday morning, to Jiului to be precise, and as we emerged from the metro we were met by a pack of four rather unpleasant looking, and ferociously barking stray dogs. They appeared to have emerged from the courtyard of a factory whose gates had been… Continue reading Some parts of Bucharest are dog free

How to earn yourself a tip

Vitan – the district of Bucharest in which we live – joined the modern world in October when Telekom (the telecommunications provider formerly known as Romtelecom) finally got round to bringing fibre-optic cables to the area. We have been clients of Telekom/Romtelecom for years (both for internet and television) but the speed of our old… Continue reading How to earn yourself a tip

Vitan eyesore to be demolished. One day

Remember the story from last year about the Bucharest post office with no electricity? Well, turns out that yesterday a Bucharest court ruled that the illegally constructed ten-storey eyesore in which the post office (which is now on Bulevardul Unirii, by the way) was housed should be demolished. What’s more, to prevent the local council… Continue reading Vitan eyesore to be demolished. One day

Bucharest’s Sector 3 finds yet another way to waste our money

With the changing of Sector 3’s kerbstones now having spread as far as Bulevardul Unirii, it is only a matter of time until every major street in the sector can boast these lovely peach coloured kerbstones which – as we pointed out last week – have become very much a symbol of Bucharest and a… Continue reading Bucharest’s Sector 3 finds yet another way to waste our money

Dig a trench, fill it in. Repeat

A few months ago, shallow trenches began appearing on our and neighbouring streets, dug – we assumed – to allow Bucharest’s infamous panoply of communications cables to be buried, once and for all. Alas, we noticed this morning that the trenches are now being filled in, with nothing except a few fallen leaves having been… Continue reading Dig a trench, fill it in. Repeat