“An average salary is £1,000 per month, which is higher than Spain”

This article on buying property in Bucharest appeared in the Daily Telegraph back in April: it was only brought to my attention just last week, so forgive my tardiness. Reading it, I think we can assume that the author has never visited Bucharest. She probably did little more than speak to an agent or two… Continue reading “An average salary is £1,000 per month, which is higher than Spain”

Mamaia Mia

If the Romanian coast is so appalling, with huge numbers of Romanians voting with their feet and heading over the border to Bulgaria for their summer holidays, why does the country’s ‘elite’ insist on hanging out in Mamaia, Romania’s ‘top’ (everything’s relative) beach resort? Answer: Mamaia sums up just about everything that is wrong with… Continue reading Mamaia Mia

Bucharest-Constanta Motorway Inches Further to the Coast

Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu today took time off from the circus that is the Romanian political scene to open a whopping 37 whole kilometres of newly built motorway. Part of the so-called Autostrada Soarelui, the motorway from Bucharest to Constanta (a total distance of 225 kilometeres) was begun in 1998, and now stretches 160… Continue reading Bucharest-Constanta Motorway Inches Further to the Coast