Living in Romania Pros and Cons | Life in Bucharest

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Ever wondered what it would be like living in Bucharest, Romania? The pros and cons of living in Romania?  That’s part of the reason that I’m still here. I love it here.  I’ve concluded that after the first 48-72 hours in any new city, you basically just develop a routine and stick to it. Let me expand…

pros and cons of living in Romania

First Thoughts on Living Anywhere

The first 24-48 hours in each city is usually filled with the “Ohhh ahhhh” stage. This is where you look at all the attractions that interest you, perhaps visit some nightlife and go to a fancy restaurant. The next day you perhaps see something else, after that? You basically just live your life in that city if the pros and cons work for you…

Living in Bucharest

Life in Bucharest – Like Anywhere

Should I be in Bucharest for 1 week or 1 month, after 72 hours, I’ll basically on a routine. Wake up when I wish, eat a boiled egg with a cup of joe, play online until my hands hurt. Then I  go for a stroll to a market and buy a sandwich or something, take a nap. Then maybe visit a spa, lots of good as many of you already know. After that, go out to dinner and potentially drinks. That’s what I’ve done the last few days and will do again today.

Life in Bucharest

Living in Romania Pros and Cons

You don’t need to live somewhere for 1 year to get a feel for it. It doesn’t take long to figure out the pros and cons. The pros of living in Romania is that it’s central, low cost of living, relatively safe and fast internet. The cons? English isn’t always spoken, it’s only relatively safe and will I meet some of the bright minds I need to grow?!

Some more pros for this gentlemen include beautiful women, I like the food and easy to get around Europe. Some other cons of living in Bucharest include not too many healthy dining options, lack of strong expat community.

My experience living in Bucharest

Last night after this, headed to Caru Cu Bere and it was splendid, naturally. The ladies hated it though saying it was too loud, different strokes for different folks. Had a chicken cordon bleu with 2 sides, a liter of beer and split a cheese platter for a starter. Let me say, the starter was amazing. Afterwards they all went out to paint the town. Yours truly who has recently become a mature old sage or a mage if you’re into Dungeons and Dragons decided to retire early.

This evening, will be meeting with @Kidha at an undisclosed location in Old Town to discuss social media. She’s very bright and we have overlapping spheres of influence and interest, it only makes sense to discuss possible collaborations, more on that later.

pros and cons of life in Bucharest

Time to Leave Bucharest

Booked a flight from Bucharest to Istanbul and I’m flying into the old airport, YES! The new one is really far and you need to organize a shuttle unless you’re clinically insane.  Which means you feel like spending 3 hours to get to your accommodations to save 5 euros. The flight was 71E one way, I like that last minute price. I’m over super discount lines, they are only cheap if you travel with only a purse or murse of sorts. Basically they tear your pockets on checked luggage. Furthermore if you don’t pay with a visa electron, they add like 15 euro, huh!?

Really enjoyed living in Bucharest, as I’ve said before one could easily live here. I’ll be in Istanbul for exactly 1.5 days before flying to an undisclosed location, this will be a first and a great step forward for Sportestery, very excited and why I’m resting up. It will be the ultimate match of business and pleasure. A friend of mine his having a birthday party the night I’m there, black tie event, haha just kidding.

Living in Romania Pros and Cons

After watching the video above from Caru Cu Bere, can you see why a gentlemen who walks around in cargo shorts and a torn t-shirt while presenting the persona of a gent in a freshly pressed tuxedo and top hat would love it? Of course you did and let us not forget the pocket watch, moustache (sic) and cane. This is just another of the pros of living in Romania.

Why dress down? Thieves can’t get blood from a stone… (applicable world-wide)

90% of the world tries to look richer than they are, let them be the target.

Tips hat,

P.S: This guy got his car stuck in a most egregious manner. I had to help him inch it out, the only civilized thing to do.

Author: Sportestery

13 thoughts on “Living in Romania Pros and Cons | Life in Bucharest

  1. That restaurant looks awesome. I went to one in Tenerife where opera singers came out and performed pieces from famous operettas while you ate – in full costume and everything. Very impressive and totally unexpected, but also funner than I imagine traditional opera would be!

    1. I love this restaurant, the feel, the service and the food. Granted it is loud but then again, so am I. That restaurant you describe also sounds quite egregious.

  2. Great recommendation on the restaurant Boaby! Had a great night. From Kevin (one of the Scottish boys from Funky Chicken)

      1. Yeah, it was really good. went to budapest, vienna, prague, krakow, warsaw, berlin, frankfurt, mainz, brugues, brussels and utrecht. things got a bit crazy in Brussels. Passport, inter rail ticket, phone, wallet and kindle all went AWOL on one night. but we all got home in one piece.

        how was the rest of your time in funky chicken with those very polite young ladies?

  3. Oh, I’m so sorry I didn’t discover your blog earlier, I would have recommended La Cotroceni! It’s my favorite place in Bucharest, it’s a sort of tea spot and the atmosphere is awesome! Well, maybe next time 🙂

  4. Have you ever lived for a few months in another country until now? I want to move to San Sebastian in a month or two (actually, that’s how I discovered your blog), especially to surf, but also to know the Spanish culture. What’s it like, to live somewhere else? How do you earn your money?

    1. I’ve lived 2.5 months in Thailand and 4 months in Tanzania. It’s different and has pros ad cons… San Sebastian is beautiful, you are going to love it for sure. One of my fav places.

  5. What an inspiring, charismatic blog post about Bucharest. I have linked to you from my Bucharest blog so other people may enjoy it as much as I did.

  6. Hej, lovely blog you have! I enjoyed finding pictures of my Romanian Bucharest here,and also all the nice words you added to them 😉

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