Random First Impressions of Bucharest

Romania’s capital is a grand, expansive claustrophobic’s paradise.

Jeremy Helligar
Aug 2, 2018 · 4 min read

For a metropolitan European capital, Bucharest is pretty sleepy. There’s no hustle, no bustle — and after Istanbul and Varna, Bulgaria (much busier than it sounds), the relative calm is welcome. Wikipedia calls it the sixth-largest European Union city by population, but where is everyone?