Hello everyone!!!

I’m coming back to you with an amazing location. The city which is at least for half of our country’s students the dream and the way to their successful careers. Bucharest is the capital of Romania and also the largest city of it with 228 km2.

There are filmed almost every Romanian TV shows that you get to see in the evening, the publicity and the biggest music records are made here too. To be short and to the point, this is the place where the magic happens.

You may ask yourselves why I’ve named this article a sneak peek of Bucharest, so here’s my answer: to write a properly travel article of this city, I must stay there at least two days, not just to stop by as it happened this time. When you stop by you don’t get to see very much of it, but you get to feel the taste of its life, so you’ll feel in your bones and know if you’re going to be back or not. You know, someone told me once: ‘You either love Bucharest or hate it.’, well it’s safe to say that I love it until now. However, we’ll see in time if my feelings are going to change or not.

With that being said, enjoy this beautiful articleee!


"Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum

We have arrived in Bucharest almost starving from a looong way on the road. However, our first stop was "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum. As the official site says it is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the King Michael I Park, showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.

The village was a creation of the folklorist and sociologist Dimitrie Gusti. The location plans were executed by the writer, playwright, director Victor Ion Popa and set designer Henri H. Stahl. The necessary financial funds were provided by the Royal Cultural Foundation and in the presence of King Carol II of Romania the museum was inaugurated on May 10, 1936.

The entry tax for adults is 20RON/person, elders 10RON/person, students 5RON/person as it is for children between 0-6 years, they do not have to pay the entry.

P.S. For special photoshoots and films you must take a look on their official site for their prices ( https://muzeul-satului.ro/ ) and if you’re willing to continue send them an email as it is demanded.

Hard Rock Cafe restaurant

As almost everyone already knows, this restaurant it’s well known. I just couldn’t leave Bucharest without having at least a coffee there, besides that the prices aren’t on a low budget but on the contrary. Anyhow, it’s worth having a dish there, and not just that. What I really enjoyed is the fact that if you are having a dish or a drink, no matter the nature of it, you have 20% discount at any item from their shop.

The food & the drinks were excellent, and the souvenirs very qualitative.

Dinner spot

After we settled into our accommodation for that night, we had dinner in the heart of Bucharest, known as `Centrul Vechi`. The restaurant which has been chosen by some friends of mine and me was Carul cu Bere.

Carul cu Bere has a history of more than 30 years and still remains one of the most important symbols of Bucharest.

 

“With God’s faith and will all come together. Hard work, patience, energy and honesty – to the desired ideal” Nicolae Mircea, Founder of Caru’ cu bere, 1898

 

And now, I’ll let the official site of the restaurant do the talking, introducing themselves and after I’ll come with my personal review:

`Caru’ cu bere is definitely a symbol of Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, but the people who started this story came from beyond the Carpathian mountains, from Transylvania. In the year of 1879, on Calea Victoriei (The road of Victory) Street, there was a brewery name La Carul cu Bere (At the beer wagon), run by Ion Cabasanu. The origin of the brewery’s name is easy to guess, as the beer was brought to brewery by horse-drawn wagons.

In this brewery, Ion and Gheorghe Mircea, the nephews of the owner, were practicing the art of beer craftmanship. They also came to Bucharest from Transylvania, and later were joined by their younger brother, Nicolae Mircea. For several years, the three Mircea brothers ran several beer houses in the area of the Villacros Passage. Being more daring as his older brothers, Nicolae Mircea manages to see his dream come true in 1899 (with help from a bank credit): he starts the construction of the Caru’ cu bere building, the famous Bucharest restaurant as we know it today.`

Also, it is important to mention that today the building is classified as a Historical and Architectural Monument.

Personal review

I have to admit that at first I didn’t have the slightest idea what it’s like this restaurant, what it symbolizes for the capital and so on. I just heard some friends of mine talking about going out and have dinner, and as I was speaking with them I told myself that I have nothing to lose, and accepted to go with them. Believe it or not, it was my first time in Bucharest, until then I’ve just passed through it to the airport and I was too little to remember something concrete. And yes, I may have relatives living there, but I just couldn’t find the time to travel there, but I made myself a promise to be back soon.

P.S. If one of my relatives are there reading this article, I’m sorry for not calling you but it was all in a complete rush, but as I promised myself, I’ll be back as soon as possible. Much love from Araad!!!

Consequently, my personal experience was amazing. The food and the drinks were at superlative, and also, we were lucky to catch a folk and tradional formation playing in that evening. So yeah, for my first dinner in the capital of Romania, I can say that it was better than imagined.


All in all, I hope you like my article and find it helful. I hope it brought you nothing but joy and smiles reading it, and what can I say more?

Bucharest, I’ll be back ASAP. And for you dear readers, see you in the next location!

Much love,

~Lore^^