Easter weekend in Bucharest

A few ideas for things to do this Easter weekend in Bucharest, when it may at times appear that you have the city to yourself. On Saturday morning Valentin Mandache (who last week acted as tour guide for Prince Charles, no less) will be giving one of his architectural tours of the city, looking at… Continue reading Easter weekend in Bucharest

Bucharest IYP 67: Name that church

Here’s the cover of the latest issue of Bucharest In Your Pocket: We are offering a fortnight’s holiday self-catering in North Korea to anyone who can name the church in the photo. For those who are looking for something a bit more sophisticated than boiled grass and fried weeds, we should point out that the… Continue reading Bucharest IYP 67: Name that church

Around Bucharest with a tripod

When we were still in short trousers, one of the most talked-about programmes on television was a wonderfully low-budget BBC sci-fi adaption of John Christopher’s Tripods books. The plot, in a nutshell, is this: humanity has been conquered and enslaved by The Tripods, unseen alien entities who travel about in gigantic, terrifying three-legged walking machines.… Continue reading Around Bucharest with a tripod