Bucharest My Hometown

Where to Find a Nice Green Spot in the Center of Bucharest

If you are looking for a place to chill out after a long walk thorough Old Town and on Victory Avenue or an afternoon relaxation in a beautiful day, take Regina Elisabeta Boulevard towards City Hall. Across the street from there you will find the main entrance to the oldest and most famous park in Bucharest: Cismigiu Gardens (Gradina Cismigiu).  The park was created during the 19th Century and followed the model of English landscape gardens. (more…)

How to Visit Bucharest the Smart Way

Bucharest is a city with beautiful places to visit. The eclectic mixture of history, architecture, and culture are dating back to 500 BC. As I have been reading, foreigners spend a day at most here because they are in a rush to reach other more popular destinations in the country side. If they stay for longer they don’t seem to be impressed with what they see and opt instead for restaurants and entertainment to feel that they get their time and money worth.


A Stories Telling Park in Bucharest – Carol Park

Going for a stroll in a park is a way of life for the residents of Bucharest in any season. Bucharest has quite a few parks and lakes. The majority of the parks have access to water which adds more beauty and activities to the place. Each park is unique in its own way and was designed with a different purpose in mind when it was built during different time periods. I selected the parks that I believed they were rich in history and would offer you a good experience. Let me start with Carol Park that is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Bucharest. (more…)

How Would You Like To Tour Romania In Two Hours?

My dad was an autodidact. He believed in the power of education even though he did not get a chance to earn a college degree. He loved literature, history, learning about different cultures, and liked to stay informed. When I was a child my dad took me on weekends to visit museums, parks, and the botanical garden in Bucharest. These were places he believed that a child needed to know about as part of his/her general education. Muzeul Satului or The Village Museum has always been one of my favorite places to visit in Bucharest. (more…)

I Made It to My First Real Christmas in America

My mom used to work at a very well known children’s department store that was located in the center of Bucharest.


The store “Romarta Copiilor” in the 70s (photo courtesy of Dan Nichifor at http://www.etimpu.com)


My Unforgettable Childhood Seasons In Romania of a Different Time

Romania has different meanings for different people. Many people in the United States don’t even know that Romania is a country. A lot of Romanians that live in the United States don’t want to think about it anymore. I was one of these angry people for many years. It took me a long time to realize that I would not be where I was today if it wasn’t for my life lived in Romania. (more…)

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