Let’s Discover New Capitals: Bucharest

Are you planning your next weekend away and tired of usual London, Paris or Berlin?

You landed on the right blog!

I am always looking for new destinations and after Sofia and Bratislava I decided it was the time to head to Romania.

Our B&B lovely balcony

…what a surprise!

I completely loved my time there.

Whether you are spending a short break or a longer weekend, here’s what you can’t miss.

  • Therme Bucuresti

Let me just say four words:



Best place I have been so far. There is a variety of saunas and in one of them, the Hollywood one, you can even see a movie while you sweat.

I loved also the pool with Dead Sea salts and the red light therapy.

The therme close quite late, around midnight, and has different activites scheduled every day of the week.

You can have drinks served in all the pools( !!! ) and snacks. There is also a proper restaurant and a bar where you can have lunch or dinner.

A free shuttle brings you back to the city center but be careful with the timetable as if you miss one you will have to wait an hour to catch the next one.

  • Old Town, Lipscani

This is one of the most lively and colourful old town I have ever seen.

You will have an amazing selection of bars, restaurants, live music pubs.

We stopped by the most famous bookshop in Bucharest, Carturesti Carusel, which is very cute indeed.


  • Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant

A friend of mine recommended this place, which is very popular among tourists and locals.

They serve typical Romanian food and they perfom also dance shows in the evening.

  • Closer to the Moon Rooftop

I am a sucker for rooftops and I always aim to visit at least two every time I discover a new place.


The other one that we planned to pop by, Pura Vida Sky, was closed for a private event but it is quite popular for young people in Bucharest.


  • Pasajul Victoria

I had seen a similar street also in Belfast , but I prefer the Romanian version as it is more colourful!


I truly enjoyed strolling around the city as all the buildings have a unique architecture.

The Parliament is one of the biggest in Europe and looked pretty impressive however we didn’t manage to pay a visit as they require a copy of your passport and we didn’t have ours on us.


My favourite spot is definitely the backyard of the Stavropoleos Monastery.


If you need a break throughout the day, there is a very nice city park: Parcul Cismigiu.


See you next time Romania!

xxx Valentina

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