The Great Liberators

Every capital city has its secrets, but Bucharest has a couple of unusual ones. One of them is this monument, currently located in the downtown Cismigiu Park. To understand why it’s there, we have to go back to the dark days of World War 2. Operation Tidal Wave As I’ve written about before, one of…

Glorious Traditions

It’s hot as balls in Romania right now, and the current scandal that everyone’s talking about is the recent revelations about Liviu Dragnea, the unofficial emperor of Romania. It’s not so much just that he’s up to his eyeballs in corrupt practices, but that he’s been laundering millions of dollars while on “fishing trips” in…

“Genius” Jimmy Wales Is Coming to Romania

Ah, well this is great news, right? Jimmy Wales, ‘the genius behind the Wikipedia’ is coming to Romania on 22 March within the McCann/Thiess Conferences, informs a release. . During the conference, Jimmy Wales will unveil the philosophy behind the Wikipedia and how he managed through this platform to revolutionise the way in which people…

Snow in Cismigiu Park

Wow! These are some genuinely stunning photographs of Cismigiu Park in downtown (centre) Bucharest. I’ve been to Cismigiu many times. If you’re ever in Bucharest (even when it’s not winter), you should definitely visit this gorgeous green space. They even have swans!

Bucharest Squandered Crazy Amounts of Money

Well, it’s only “crazy amounts” of money if you’re unfamiliar with the standard amount of graft and corruption that goes on every day in Romania, especially in the capital. From here: Among the more jaw-dropping details are districts paying €1,000 ($1,083) apiece for park benches, and one area splashing out a total of €8,200 ($8,886)…