Travel: Bucharest Photo Diary

Bucharest Caru Cu Bere Street
Bucharest Canals

It feels like a lifetime since our trip to Romania. And honestly, part of my reason for taking so long to post was because I almost didn't know where to start.

I've never been to a place like Romania. It's funny, but when you're in a relationship someone who's an expat living as in the UK, most of the time you don't really notice they're a foreigner. You become so absorbed in your life together that you almost forget that they grew up on the other side of Europe. So the experience of visiting a place that was home to my other half, was definitely something completely unique for me.

Visiting a place that's so important to your partner is about like meeting someone you've spoken to for a long time on the internet, or is a friend of a friend, for the first time. Before you've even met them, you already feel like you know them. From stories I'd heard, the books I'd read, photos I'd seen, I had this patchwork quilt of other people's memories and love for a place I had never been.

What fascinated me most was that I felt like there was so much about Romania that I didn't know. For all it's a member state of the European Union, it's not a typical tourist destination. It still feels like it's a relatively unvisited place for a lot of Western tourists and it's definitely time for that to change. Despite its dark past and years of repression, modern Romania is a vibrant and diverse country and I can't wait to show you more of it through my upcoming guides...

Bucharest River
Bucharest Old Architecture
Bucharest Travel Guide Fountain
Bucharest Stavropoleos Monsatery
Bucharest Pasajul Vilacrosse
Bucharest Old Town
Bucharest Travel Guide Casa Capsa
Bucharest Travel Guide Peoples Palace
Bucharest Travel Guide Caru Cu Bere traditional romania food salat du boef
Bucharest Travel Guide Caru Cu Bere Sarmale traditional romanian food
Bucharest Caru Cu Bere
Bucharest sunset


  1. October 31, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    It looks like such a lovely place! Gorgeous photos, Hannah. x

  2. October 31, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Bucharest is probably the best place to start uncovering Romania, but you should definitely visit some of the places thar are visited by less tourists. You will be surprised to see what you can experience in a small town or in a small village. That’s where you will find out more about the Romanian culture, traditions, stories and so on. It is worth it!

    • hannah
      November 13, 2017 / 11:58 am

      I completely agree! My partner is actually Romanian so we spent a weekend in Bucharest and then went to visit his grandparents who live in Poboru and travelled a little around small villages in Oltania before heading to Brasov – this is just the first of my posts on Romania so there’s plenty more photos to come! x

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