Like being myself!
I love the old Bucharest, the parks with a between-wars atmosphere, the cobbled alleys in the central districts of the city.
I hate the crowd, the excessive dust and pollution, the architectural chaos after `89.
FOOD: The garden terrace restaurant at Casa Universitarilor near Icoanei Park, because its Bohemian atmosphere reminds me of my childhood.
DAY: Carturesti café and bookshop at the French Institute; Aventura Park near Buftea-Butimanu for climbing and the French atmosphere created by the French family owners; Mogosoaia Park for the atmosphere and the historical load, as well as for the exhibitions; Paul bakery in Universitate Square area; Sky Bar lounge from Dorobanti Square area for the open roof towards the sky and the bohemian atmosphere.
NIGHT: Bar Phillippe on C.A. Rosetti St. – it breathes Parisian air and atmosphere from between-wars Bucharest.
SHOPPING: The only place where I find myself and I recommend for the visitors is Muzeul Satului (Village Museum).
BUCHAREST DISCOVERY: The most interesting places in Bucharest I would recommend are: Casin Church, Stavropoleos Monastery, Jewish Theatre, Bulandra Theatre, Ioanid Park, French Institute, the walking area around Herastrau Park, the National Library, old shops in Smardan St. area, the memorial plaque on the building raised where used to be the house where the writer, the philosopher and religions historian Mircea Eliade lived in his youth (1st, Radu Cristian St., Rosetti Square area) - especially for the French and American intellectuals.