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A must-have! Well done! Comprehensive, well-written, and way more than I was expecting. I just wish I had found it before I arrived in Bucharest.
The book is a complete and universal guide to everyone who plans to live or lives in Romania. Also for the seasoned traveler it offers great advise. Lovely - the Art special (2013 edition), helpful: hints on travel, transportation and culture.
Not your usual tourist guide, but very helpful. There's a lot of really useful information to help you through the culture shock period, and a great deal of practical advice. For vacationers and casual readers, there's also extensive restaurant and cultural attraction lists, a sector by sector market guide, and an excellent guide to the workings of Bucharest's mass transit system. The most practical guide I've run across.
About the editor & contributors
Corina Chirileasa is the editor and coordinator of this book, which gathers stories and recommendations from 17 contributors. She has been editing this guide since 2011.
Corina is a journalist and media entrepreneur based in Romania. She is also the founder of Romania-Insider.com. Together with Volker Moser, the founder of City Compass, and their team at City Compass Media, they deliver high quality content for foreigners interested in Romania, in print, online & digital.
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Written by foreign & local contributor experts, this guide includes practical features on life in Romania, travel stories & advice, stories from foreigners + curated business directory for Bucharest & main Romanian cities/regions.
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Practical info on Romania
Rachel Sargent of the London Street Atelier wrote about Bucharest traditional markets in the 2014 edition of the City Compass Romania: Bucharest & Beyond guide. Below is an extract from her text. You can check info on traditional markets in Bucharest in our 2017 edition available here. When I first…
The oldest public garden in the Romanian capital Bucharest, the Cismigiu Park is one of the city’s most accessible and popular sites. Listed as one of the city’s historical monuments, it is landscaped similar to English parks, with a varied vegetation and colorful flower beds. The history of the park begins…
If you didn't get the chance yet to discover the treats of the Romanian cuisine, here are five of the most mouth-washing traditional dishes. You can order them while you try out a Romanian traditional restaurant or you can even make them at home. Bulz One of the simplest and…
A must-have on Christmas in Romania are the famous cozonaci, one of the delights of local traditional cuisine. A cake with origins in the Roman bread, it is usually baked on Christmas and Easter. A cozonac can be round or rectangular, simple or braided and it is usually filled with chopped nuts, poppy…