Articles by carmen

Bucharest Seen From the Arch of Triumph

Tourists may not know, and its inhabitants may have forgotten, how beautiful Bucharest can be.

I’ve realized that, together with the people who lined patiently, last Sunday, waiting to get inside the Arch of Triumph, visited the small museum, got to the upper terrace and admired the panorama from 27 meters high.

The Arch of Triumph - Bucharest,Romania - May 2012 / People line waiting to visit the inside museum and upper terrace


May 16, 2012 4 comments

Sweet-Sour Topoloveni Plum Jam

Recently I participated in an open day at Topoloveni Plum Jam Factory, in an anniversary moment: the company celebrated 10 years from takeover by purchasing the production units from Mrs Bibiana Stanciulov, a very energetic and determined woman,  which offered it the chance to continue Romanian jam manufacturing tradition after an old recipe from 1914.

Mrs-Bibiana-Stanciulov-Topoloveni-Open-Day. (more…)

October 12, 2011 1 comment

Express yourself through dance!

The idea of this post was brought to me by one of  Liz’ (one of the Pocket Cultures Founders) posts,  Can dancing unite the world? and the story of Dancing Matt, who travels worldwide persuading people in different countries to join him in a silly dance in the streets.

I don‘t know if the answer is yes or no, but dance certainly brings a lot of people together, creates a bond between them, radiates positive energy and joy and makes them forget their worries, no matter their nationality, age, religion, or social status.

Can you notice this in the pictures below (taken at different cultural events in Bucharest) and feel the energy ? (more…)

October 5, 2011 3 comments

An Effervescent Summer in Bucharest

No time to be bored in Bucharest this summer! The only problem is to have enough time (and sometimes money!) for all the interesting things that happen in our capital city.

For tourists looking to have fun in Bucharest, Bucharest inhabitants with no holiday money or highly monopolizing jobs, pensioners, children in the summer holiday, grandparents with grandchildren or any other interested person, Bucharest has something to offer. Festivals, concerts, sport events, workshops for children, good vibes and spirits, we had them all.

From the many events, I‘ve chosen for you a few representative examples:

So, there was Street Delivery, campaigning for a city where pedestrians are given the same importance as other road users and trying to determine the cultural authorities to create a pedestrian route in Arthur Verona Street area (City Center).

Therefore, for three days a year, Arthur Verona street close to cars and opens for people.

Street delivery in Bucharest

Bucharest - Street Delivery 2011 - Arthur Verona Street


July 29, 2011 1 comment

Blogs for expats in Romania

We Romanians don‘t really realize how hard could be sometimes for a foreign person (an expat) to integrate in our own country and understand life in this new community.

For those of you who would ever want to relocate to Romania and need more information, here are some interesting links, that give answers to your possible questions and make your life abroad easier:


Bucharest Expat

Expat Arrivals – culture shock in Romania

Expat Blog – Romania

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More blogs about Romania from Blogs of the World
Horse drawn carriages in Bucharest
Why Bucharest was known as ‘Little Paris’

January 25, 2011 Comments disabled

Do You Know Romanian Gymnastics?

Three supporters of Romanian gymnastics have met online and started a forum which has grown to change itself into a real blog – Fangymnastics. It’s now an important and useful database with updated information from gymnastics, for all those interested in this sport.


So, if you want to know what are the successors of Nadia Comaneci and Dan Grecu doing, you will find here the latest news about the members of the national teams, both junior and senior, but also interviews, photos, a collection of videos from varoius competitions and other related topics about Romanian gymnastics.

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More Romanian blogs on Blogs of the World
American baseball – why do they call it a World Series?
Horse drawn carriages in Bucharest, Romania

December 21, 2010 Comments disabled