Whither Gara de Nord?

The local council of Bucharest’s Sector 1 voted on Friday to approve the clean-up and rejuvenation of Parcul Garii de Nord, the small park opposite the main entrance to the Romanian capital’s primary railway station. The park, behind which is the monolithic (in every sense of the word) Ministry of Transport, was created in the… Continue reading Whither Gara de Nord?

Train exhibition at Gara de Nord

The CFR Museum (which we visited back in October, read all about it here) marks its 75th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebrations it has got its biggest and best toys out for everyone to have a look at: a collection of old locomotives and rolling stock, including one of the Bucharest… Continue reading Train exhibition at Gara de Nord

Taxis at Gara de Nord

So as of this weekend getting a decent-priced taxi at Bucharest’s Gara de Nord is no longer a hassle. To be fair, for those in the know it never was. For new arrivals however – be they foreigners just off the Budapest train or Romanians arriving from elsewhere in the country – finding a taxi… Continue reading Taxis at Gara de Nord

Night train to Bucharest

Unless you have really not been paying attention, then it would not have escaped your notice that we have spent the past fortnight at the other end of Romania, in Petresti, Satu Mare. All good things must come to an end, however, and so last night we left Petresti, and returned home on the sleeper… Continue reading Night train to Bucharest