Living in Bucharest means I often receive guests and the people that visit me, want to find out how is, in fact, the life here. What happens in Bucharest? I usually take them to my favorite places and I present them my personal “top”.
Last weekend, instead, my friend Silvia made me a surprise by coming here and I literally had to improvise along the way. There are, of course, a few events that happen particularly during this time of the year but this time we enjoyed the day as free and easy as we could so if you want an idea on how to spend time here is what you could do in Bucharest in a relaxed December day.
I usually start the day with a coffee, because it’s a great time to plan the rest of the day and, of course, to catch up with friends. If they had never been at Origo, like Silvia in this case, a place I’ve already talked about on this blog, I will take them there. The coffee is great and also the atmosphere. You have to be ready, instead, to find it very crowded but it will definitely worth the waiting. If you, however, don’t have patience you can take it to go.
Right when we were about to finish our coffee, two friends came along and from this place we headed somewhere to have lunch. We chose Energiea because it’s close by and, on top of that, I haven’t been there in a while now and I remembered liking this place quite a lot. In the evening I know you need to make reservations to be sure but for lunch we could find pretty easy a table. The food is amazing and I had also enjoyed a hot cider.
If the weather is good, a walk on the embankment or even in Izvor Park could be a pleasant choice.
This month you can visit the Christmas market in Piata Constitutiei (Constitution Square). I personally find it very difficult to eat if it’s cold outside and I took some jam for home but if you don’t have this problem you can enjoy here a wide variety of local products and dishes.