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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.

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

This is the definitive one-stop-shop guide for ex-pats, re-pats and Romanians moving to Bucharest. Everything you might wish to know from where to live,...

Find a home in any city 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 to get the most from using a real estate broker in romania to....         find a rental...

Best/ most popular locations to rent in Bucharest according by votes…

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...

How to win at: Life

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

New to Bucharest & looking for a social network?

It can be a daunting place on first impressions, but you will be pleased to know, Romania is a very safe country in the...

Learn Romanian – a quick language guide

The following text is taken from the excellent BrasovTravelGuide.ro website. Travel Dictionary English – Romanian Good morning ! = Buna dimineata ! Good evening ! = Buna seara ! Good afternoon ! = Buna ziua...

Looking for some sporty or lifestyle activities in Bucharest?

Having recently just joined Fitpass, a subscription that costs as little as 20 euros per month for twice weekly gym access, I thought it...

Bucharest Metro Map & the stops for each line

M1 Metro Line (Yellow): Republica, Costin Georgian, Titan, Nicolae Grigorescu 1, Dristor 1, Mihai Bravu, Timpuri Noi, Piața Unirii 1, Izvor, Eroilor, Grozavesti, Petrache Poenaru,...