Credit where it’s due: The Museum of Bucharest

For almost two decades we have been involved in something of a running battle with the vast majority of Bucharest’s sights and museums: a battle for information. When we started the day job Bucharest In Your Pocket back in 1999 finding out such mundane things as entrance prices, opening hours and whether or not a… Continue reading Credit where it’s due: The Museum of Bucharest


A story started doing the rounds earlier this week suggesting that Romania’s delightful Family Coalition (Life passim) was demanding that an advert featuring a not unattractive young lady wearing a bikini be banned on grounds of indecency. The ad – for swimwear – was not dissimilar to the one above (and was for the same… Continue reading Cover-Up

Number crunching

During a debate about pollution on Europa FM yesterday, Bucharest city councilor Ciprian Ciucu (PNL) demanded action be taken fast as more than 8,000 people in the Romanian capital died annually of pollution-related illness. To which Aurelian Badulescu (the city’s deputy mayor, PSD) replied: ‘Is that a lot, 8000?’ During the same debate, Badulescu revealed… Continue reading Number crunching

Crap Bucharest travel articles (No. 4,793)

We have a new champion. This, by Marissa Tejada for CNN Travel. Published today it contains perhaps more errors per sentence than just about any other travel articles ever written about Bucharest. First off, the actual writing is awful, embarrassingly so, starting from the inclusion of the now utterly cliched and irrelevant ‘Little Paris of… Continue reading Crap Bucharest travel articles (No. 4,793)