10 things to do in and around Bucharest

I only had a couple of days in Romania, which I used to explore its capital city Bucharest.

Being filled with brutalist architecture, quirky markets and a polenta-based cuisine, Bucharest had all I could ask for, therefore I didn't get the chance to visit the exciting castles spread throughout the country (guess where Dracula was from!).

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Stavropoleos Monastery – the most peaceful spot in Bucharest

Bucharest was yet another city I fell in love with at first sight.


Giant socialist architecture in between absurd buildings from the 60s, polenta-based dishes with cheap Romanian wine and taxi drivers blasting music, that I still can't get out of my head – how could I not be happy there?

Courtyard of Stavropoleos Monastery
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