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A discussion on all things related to where to live in Bucharest and Brasov, Romania, how to get around by transport, where to go out, whats on and so forth.

Ex-pat moving to Bucharest in 2020?

First-time visitors and ex-pats to the Romanian capital city, Bucharest, should be aware that there are a number of areas in the city that...

Surviving the 2020 quarantine, financially speaking

As with any emergency situation, the first thing to do, evaluates your situation & identify what should, must and can be done. Identify your...

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

World Health Organization recommends citizens take these simple precautions against coronavirus to reduce exposure and transmission How does the coronavirus spread? Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak is new...

How to set/ check your rent or selling value

Setting the value of rent in Romanian cities is in fact, much more precise than some people realize. Usually, internationally, rent is linked to...

How to re-design you life! Wellness & fulfilment plan.

If you have moved to Romania (or indeed anywhere) & are feeling a little confused about your future, where to retire to, not sure...

No more real estate fees for disabled clients! yayyy!!

Although it has been our unofficial policy for some time, we have decided that from January 1, 2020, we will formalise the policy of...

A foreigner’s guide being a Gentleman in Romania

In Romania, etiquette is the cornerstone of average society, more so than many western cultures except in upper classes.  The more you apply these,...

Residential Complex: Grand Residence, North Bucharest

Complexul rezidential Grand Residence (finalizat in 2007) este situat in partea de nord a Bucurestiului, pe str Grigore Gafencu, in apropierea Parcului Herastrau si a...

Residential Complex: One Herastrau Park, North Bucharest

Ansamblul rezidential One Herastrau Park a fost desemnat Best Residential Development & Development of the Year in 2017. Este cel care deschide trilogia One...
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Residential complex: North Area Lake View, north Bucharest

Ansamblul rezidential North Area Lake View (finalizat in 2010) este situat in zona de nord a capitalei, in imediata apropiere a parcului Herastrau, cu...

The Ultimate guide to moving to Bucharest – a toolkit

Please like and or share, if you find this useful. This is the definitive one-stop-shop guide for ex-pats, re-pats and Romanians moving to Bucharest. Everything...

Find a flat/ house/ home in Romania (Bucharest, Brasov, Cluj etc)

It can be an overwhelming and even scary prospect. Let me short cut that anxiety by sharing 16 years experience with you, as an...

Give blood, replace lost liquids with Red wine!

As a means to encourage our readers to make lifesaving but a simple contribution to our local communities, we would like to offer those...

Moving to Kiseleff – What’s it like to live here?

English: Top reasons to live here: Close to best parks, restaurants and recreation areas. Close to best schools, multiple transportation routes High end living standards ...

Life hack: get the most from real estate brokers

The following essential advice will show you how, as a buyer, seller or tenant, to get the most from using a real estate broker...

Best places to rent in Bucharest according to expats…

Below is a poll conducted on the main expat groups on Facebook, showing the popularity of each area. The poll was shared with at...

Music for your garden/ terrace anyone?

Do you fancy jazzing up your garden, terrace or patio? We have teamed up with a local craftsman who produces musical plant pots of...
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Renting costs in Bucharest – by area, updated Oct 2018

Please like and share this article (foreword: The following guide is a work in progress and covers the areas of central & northern Bucharest mainly,...

Best banks in Romania

According to a poll made on multiple facebook groups for ex pats & re pats, these are the banks in order of preference (if...