Travel guide from Raluca


About Raluca

28 years, Professional

Editor & Marketing researcher

I would like to stay in bed and stare at the ceiling, but I almost never succeed.

Love/Hate Bucharest:


The variety and the surprises Bucharest offers when you less expect.


The unrest that sometimes becomes annoying.

Travel tips from Raluca:

FOOD: Shift, Energiea, Verona terrace, Café Antipa, Grand Van Gogh Café, Paul bakery. Their services and their products have never disappointed me. I tried all the dishes and a big part of the drinks and as I liked them, I constantly come back. I know that if I’m in the mood for shrimps I go to Shift, if I’m into a good and nourishing salad, Energiea is the place; if I’m in the mood for a good pastry, Paul can make me happy and so on.

DAY: Energiea, Casa Lupu, OTA, Fabrica, Papiota, Starbucks, Café Antipa, The Ark  -Uranus, La Copac, the Botanical Garden, 1000 de chipuri. As a sport, I do swimming, riding the bike and walking.

NIGHT: Before the summer begins I used to go in the old Control club (now Panic!) almost every Thursday, for the music, the atmosphere and the people. There is a different category of people going on Thursday in Control than the one from weekends. I go to Baraka terrace because of the great feeling of an open-air electronic party, I fell like being at the seaside. I sometimes choose Gaia, very rarely, for some of the themed evenings, for the atmosphere and the feeling of being in some kind of picture where being eccentric is allowed.

SHOPPING: The outlets in Stefan cel Mare St., Muncii Square and Unirii Square, Tonka, the second-hand stores in Stefan cel Mare St. and Iancului Square, Corelli Shop in Amzei Square, Idelier Concept Store.

CULTURE: Contemporary Art Museum, Odeon Theatre, CNDB, Bulandra Theatre (both Icoanei and Izvor venues), the Romanian Athenaeum, Patria and Scala cinemas, Cinemateca Eforie, The Cultural Centre “Palatele Brancovenesti” (Mogosoaia), Peasant Museum, the Centre for Visual Introspection, Anaid Art Gallery, the French Cultural Institute, the Hungarian cultural Centre, the Czech Centre, the British Council.

BUCHAREST DISCOVERY: I like to walk on the route of Eroilor Square– Unirii Square, then up to Lipscani St., wonder around Natiunile Unite Square, and then go toward Romana Square.

I also like the street with Energiea terrace, it seams to be the ideal place to sit, drink, eat and chat; also Fabrica terrace gives you the same refreshing feeling.

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