Posted: 2:45 pm Friday, August 24th, 2018
Bucharest, Romania is being dubbed, Little Berlin. Walking around the city you can tell it is more than just because of the political and historical changes that have taken place over the past few decades. It has a lot to do with the look and feel of the city.
Bucharest is an edgy, artsy, fun city!
Take a historical walking tour!
Learn about the past and how it has affected current events and the future of this country.
Btrip provides a great combo tour of both recent and ancient history. It helps provide a great back ground for how this city has moved thru the decades.
Learn about Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula, see how communist rule for decades effected the way the country ran and how it has impacted the future.
Prior to going to Romania, I did not know much about it’s cuisine. During the 3 weeks there I learned a lot.
Under communist rule their food choices were limited just like their income. They had to be crafty in making dishes.
Typical Romanian food
Mici- a sausage served with mustard and a light beer (the only way to have it!) Created when they ran out of sausage casings and introduced baking soda to keep the meat fluffy and held together.
Papanasi- the ultimate dish! It is a donut with sour cream and berries on it. DELICIOUS!
Polenta- made from cornmeal and popular in a lot of Eastern Europe. Add cheese and its perfection!
Just like any country after my heart, they eat a lot of cheese!
I ended up on a food tour my last day there just to make sure I did not miss anything good. Which I always suggest as it is hard to know what to eat when you don’t know much about a cuisine.
Bucharest has great nightlife. Lots of pedestrian only streets in old town that are easy to navigate. At night the streets fill with people and the sounds of music begging you to come in. The booze is cheap and Romanians like to party until the wee hours of the morning.
The city is big on rooftop bars. The buildings aren’t high, but you can find cute roof spots all over.
Late night galleries and art houses populate the city as well.
In my opinion you should go now, before it becomes the next Iceland. Prices sky rocket and it is harder to experience it.