Meet: Elena, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Elena, our local expert in Bucharest

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how she came to live in Bucharest… My hometown is the small, wonderful and peaceful Drobeta...

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In photos: A whirlwind trip through Bucharest

In photos: A whirlwind trip through Bucharest

There was a time when the only Romanian destination travellers wanted to visit was Transylvania. Stories of blood-thirsty vampires were the reigning draw for tourism, while much of the rest of the country remained relatively unexplored. Today, Transylvania still tends to get the bulk of the fame and glory, but...

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Best ways to embrace winter in Bucharest

Best ways to embrace winter in Bucharest

Cold, dark winter may not seem like the best time to visit Bucharest, but the snowy months turn the city into a winter wonderland that’s worthy of exploring. Perhaps the best thing about it is that everything slows down when the snow falls: drivers have to take their time, the people...

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Romania: A country rediscovering its identity

Romania: A country rediscovering its identity

I found myself in Romania by pure serendipity. As I was looking for people to host me in Europe for my couchsurfing trip around the world, it just so happened that quite a few offered me hospitality in Romania. Out of convenience more than desire, I decided to see what...

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24 hours in: Bucharest

24 hours in: Bucharest

The city of Bucharest has typically been a busy transit destination, with most tourists spending no more than 24 or 48 hours in the Romanian capital. So if you are in a hurry, leave your 24 hours in the city in our hands via this helpful guide, and we promise...

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6 Haunted Cities for Wannabe Ghostbusters

6 Haunted Cities for Wannabe Ghostbusters

Admit it: you secretly wanted to suit up with Egon and the gang when you were a kid. And even though it’s been years since you confessed to needing a nightlight, you still love getting too scared to sleep by those ghost tales told around a campfire. If spirits and...

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