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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 inRead more
Bucharest… My hometown is the small, wonderful and peaceful Drobeta...
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...Read more
Cold, dark winter may not seem like the best time to visitRead more
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...
The city ofRead more
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...
The troubled city of Detroit has suffered a bit of a bad reputation for years, but those who think it’s a place to avoid are missing out on all the great things “The D” has to offer. And the best thing about a city with a bad rap is that there...Read more
As any traveller knows, eating well doesn’t require dropping a ton of cash at a high-end restaurant. Sometimes the best meals come from street food snacks, food court stalls, and mom-and-pop shops where the food is cheap and the flavours are rich. We asked our guides around the globe to...Read more
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Bucharest is run in partnership with the Parada Foundation, a local NGO that secures training and employment for Romanians living on the street. One traveller tells us what she learned about herself while touring with local guide Sergiu. If there is anything that travelling the world full-time has...
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
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...Read more