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11 incredibly useful things to know before visiting Bucharest, Romania

The ‘new Berlin’. The ‘little Paris of the East’. Or, simply, Bucharest. Romania’s hip capital city is more than a comparison. It’s a fascinating city of contrasts, combining over 500+ years of history with a relatively modern identity, glorious Belle Époque architecture with dour communist-era blocks, endless impressive parks with soulless public squares, and amazingly progressive locals alongside a select pragmatic few.     We landed in Bucharest not knowing what to expect, yet wide-eyed and ready to explore. And explore…

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