A font for Bucharest

Public Hye is an initiative that aims to clean up Bucharest’s visual public space. It has been created by exactly the kind of young, talented design studio who should have been approached by Bucharest City Council when they earlier this year decided to change the Romania’s capital’s logo. The project’s first initiative has been to… Continue reading A font for Bucharest

Sleeping With Sirens

Towns and cities across Romania have been testing their Cold War-era emergency/air raid sirens this morning. Most people (including us) heard absolutely nothing. Instead of being woken up by the impending doom of Russian nuclear weapons we slept through the whole thing, as did the Bucharest Life kids. A quick glance at Romanian social media… Continue reading Sleeping With Sirens

Easter lights

It would be nice, very nice, if these pages were not increasingly devoted to the fuckwittery of Bucharest’s mayor, the delightful Gabriela Firea. We mean it. No, we did not vote for her but we would be thrilled if she turned out to be such a fantastic, go-ahead, get-stuff-done administrator that even gnarled, bitter critics… Continue reading Easter lights

Taxis at Otopeni (part 94)

Returning from London last night we had absolutely no problem whatsoever in finding a taxi at Otopeni. This report from last month was apparently true. Despite arriving at just after midnight (a notoriously busy time when three or four planes land one after the other) there was no queue at the dispensing machines and although… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni (part 94)

Cheap taxis back at Otopeni. Possibly

Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport today announced that as of Wednesday June 15th, cheap taxis charging a maximum 1.40 lei will be allowed to wait for passengers directly outside the main, first-floor arrivals terminal. There will be no need to use the machines to order a taxi (unless you want a taxi from a particular company). The… Continue reading Cheap taxis back at Otopeni. Possibly

Otopeni Airport is a national embarrassment

Since April 1st of this year it has become very difficult (at times impossible) to easily find a cheap, trustworthy taxi at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. How have we arrived at this ridiculous situation? Here’s a little background… For years Bucharest Otopeni Airport was home to some of the world’s most expensive taxis. In… Continue reading Otopeni Airport is a national embarrassment