Bucharest holidays

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A local’s guide to Bucharest: a pizza of a city with something to see in every sector
From a warehouse brewery to a giant bookshop and glorious lakeside parks, Cosmin Cîrîc, manager of the city’s thermal spa, guides us around the Romanian capital

Interview by Stephen Emms

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Steamy scenes at low prices: Bucharest’s affordable luxury spa
No ordinary spa, the Therme Bucharest is a vast temple offering pools, scented saunas and great-value wellness for all

Rachel Dixon

29, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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An insider's guide to Bucharest: manele music and pastry-scented metro stops
From radical feminism to songs about student dorms, no pants subway rides to breweries in fancy hotels. Expect the unexpected, as Andreea Campeanu shows us her Bucharest

Andreea Campeanu

15, Feb, 2016 @1:16 PM

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Bucharest city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants
Though much of Romania’s capital was bulldozed by the communists, the old town survived and is abuzz with bars, cafes and restaurants

Norm Longley

24, Oct, 2015 @6:00 AM

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The best Romania holiday ideas
Our pick of Romania's highlights, from buzzing Bucharest to mountain trails and ghoulish castles

Rachel Dixon

30, Mar, 2012 @9:45 PM

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Scary Halloween? Don't count on it: on Dracula's trail in Romania

There are two Draculas – Bram Stoker's lawyer-nibbling Count, and the real one, Vlad III, the arch impaler. Garlic at the ready, Tanya Gold heads to Bucharest and beyond to track them both down this Halloween

Tanya Gold

29, Oct, 2010 @11:07 PM

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Backpacking in Europe

Who says you need to go barefoot in Asia for a traveller's adventure? Here are three exciting – and affordable – backpacking itineraries in Europe

Rekha Jogia

20, Aug, 2010 @11:04 PM

London to Bucharest by train: how to do it

Travel and accommodation in Bucharest

22, Jul, 2010 @9:14 AM

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Video: London to Istanbul by train - searching for Vlad in Bucharest

London to Istanbul by train, Part 3: Ceaucescu's remains have been exhumed this week, but Benji Lanyado goes looking for another Romanian tyrant

Benji Lanyado and Alex Healey

22, Jul, 2010 @8:20 AM

Away: Go east

Where is the pound going furthest?

20, Dec, 2008 @12:04 AM

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City guide: Unsung cities of the world

Hiroshima and Kazakhstan may not be first on your list of holiday destinations, but these cities have so much to offer

08, Nov, 2008 @12:01 AM

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Instant weekend... Bucharest

In art and music circles, Bucharest is being branded the 'new Berlin' thanks to its creative scene

Tom Wilson

30, Mar, 2008 @12:32 AM

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