Bucharest my no longer by the "Paris of Eastern Europe," in the past years it has been going through a rejuvenation. More and more new sites are being added, cultural, commercial and industrial, that are quickly bringing back the color to the city.
All this is along the magical and ancient history of the city, that begins as an ancient city with many different churches, and continues to the victory gave, the famous avenues, neighborhoods on both banks of the Dâmbovița River, modern museums and vibrant nightlife, and of course many attractions - clubs, fashion, concerts, jazz music, great restaurants, theaters, casinos, and more.
And so, Romania, a wonderful tourist destination in itself, has a capital that offers a lot to its visitors. There is a wide and unique variety of sights through the city, reserved only for Bucharest.
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After the fall of the Communist and the bringing down of the tyrant, in the city there were remnants of his stupidity and close-mindedness - the City Hall, the wasteful large building, the second largest in the world, a monument to the difficult times that the country suffered under the Communist rule.
Bucharest's efforts to get itself out of the abandoned stage it was in thanks to the Communist rule and a harsh earthquake in 1977, is still not over. And still, slowly Bucharest is becoming a new city, it is renewing, and connecting to its former elegance.
Today's Bucharest is a beautiful and enchanting city, with modern areas and ancient buildings. The modern design is slowly replacing the abandoned walls, the falling apart ruins and the gray design of the former rule here.
In Bucharest and Romania don't try the luxury restaurants. The best of the Romanian kitchen can be found in local popular restaurants.
A machine of ordering taxis at controlled prices is at the airport.
Taxis from the airport to the city center should cost about 10 euros, and inside the city around 15 euros. Have cash of 5 and 10 euros, so the drivers can say they don't have change.
Taxis in Bucharest - take only the yellow cabs with the "Taxi" sign on their car, and a license number starting with the letter 'B'.
Make sure the taxi has the price per kilometer written on the door, and no more than 1.6 per kilometer.
Ask to turn on the taximeter.
At the end of the trip, as a receipt (Bon Va Rog), which many times prevents any tricks.
Tips for drivers can be calculated by rounding up the price.
Cheaper tickets for rides, weekly or monthly tickets are for buses, light rail and metro. They can be purchased at kiosks and need to be stamped each ride.