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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.

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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,...

Cafe & Bar interior design ideas

If you are thinking of designing a bar/ cafe/ restaurant, the most important thing is bench marking, learning from others to avoid costly or...

Seismic Risk Map – Bucharest

  It should be noted that sometimes in Romania the stronger earthquakes that occur in Serbia, Bulgaria and even Turkey can be felt. Bucharest is...

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...

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,...

Lifestyle in Bucharest, Romania

The cuisine, the nightlife, the architecture of the cities, mixing the traditional with the modern, and the Romanian people’s hospitality are only a few...

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...

First registration or import tax (vehicle emissions tax) in Romania

The tax, which is now called an environmental stamp tax is lower in recent years than it has been just a few years ago,...

Dealing with nightmare neighbours – how should you deal with them?

Do you have experience of noisy neighbours? can't sleep due to late night footsteps from the flat above yours? working on their car at...

Earthquake Action Plan – before, during & after the event

The key to surviving an earthquake, should you be unfortunate enough to experience one, is to some very basic rules & procedures. During everyday...

Bathroom design ideas

Having a beautiful bathroom is on of the top 4 things to do to improve a property value, its comfort, enjoy-ability & desirability. It...

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...
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Cost of living in Bucharest compared to other EU Capitals

Just how is the quality of life in Bucharest? The cost of living in Romania – especially in Bucharest – is approximately 50% lower when compared...

Rent versus buy? a waste of money or not?

The age old question of renting versus buying is one I have wanted to address to help people decide, for quite a while. After...

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...

How to navigate Public Transport in Bucharest / Brasov

How to find your way around on Public Transport in almost any Romanian city or town. There is a little known, but completely invaluable function...

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

English: Top reasons to live here: New buildings and complexes of villas Large boulevards, easy access to city and airport Baneasa Forest Close to: Pipera...

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...

Best Places to live in Brasov

According to views expreseed by tenants, & demand for property, these are the top preferred locations to rent in Brasov. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JowXb_D6pfw

Six Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agency

With the rise of online tools to help you search to buy, rent or sell your property/ workspace, you might think a real estate...