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  Travel to Bucharest
The mountain resorts and higher elevation areas are warm and pleasant during summer.
Alternatively, you could take the metro to Piata Victoriei (one stop towards Dristor II), where you can change onto line M2 to reach Piata Universitatii, the nearest stop to the heart of the city, or catch a taxi, which shouldn't cost more than a couple of dollars.
Bucharest's six bus stations are all on the edge of town and primarily serve the local villages.
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 Wikipedia: Bucharest
Bucharest (population 2.3 million, Romanian: Bucureşti) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of Romania, located in the southeast of the country, on the Dâmboviţa river.
During the 18th century the possession of Bucharest was frequently disputed by the Turks, Austrians and Russians.
Bucharest boasts the largest transport network in Romania, and one of the largest in the Central and Eastern Europe region.
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 Transport in Bucharest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bucharest is served by a commuter railway network operated by CFR, the Romanian national railways.
Bucharest is one of the principal junctions of Romania's national road network, which links the city to all of Romania's major cities as well as to neighbouring countries such as Hungary, Bulgaria and Ukraine.
Although it is situated on the banks of a river, Bucharest has never functioned as a port city, with other Romanian cities such as Constanţa and Brăila acting as the country's main ports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mass_transit_in_Bucharest   (1219 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bucharest Metro
Bucharest (Romanian: Bucureşti) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of Romania, located in the southeast of the country, on the Dâmboviţa river.
The legend says that Bucharest was founded by a shepherd named, another variant, more likely, is that it was established by Mircea cel Bătrân in the 14th century after a victory won over the Turks (bucurie means joy in Romanian, for this reason Bucharest is often called "The City of Joy.").
Bucharest is first mentioned under its present name as a residence in 1459 of the Walachian prince Vlad Ţepeş (Vlad the Impaler).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bucharest_Metro   (327 words)

  
 Bucharest Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The earliest plans for a Bucharest Metro were drafted in the late 1930s, alongside the general plans for urban modernization of the city.
Amidst the disastrous systematization and megalomaniac construction projects such as Casa Poporului, this was one of the few projects that improved the living standards of the residents.
In 2002-2003, there was also a proposal to establish a commuter railway system in Bucharest, similar to the RER of Paris, to complement the Metro.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bucharest_Metro   (1902 words)

  
 Bucharest Metro - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bucharest being one of the largest cities in the region, it has a quite large network (larger than Prague, Amsterdam or Budapest).
Although the Bucharest Metro is, on the whole, an efficient transportation system, there are several common criticisms of the network.
If you are travelling to Bucharest and would like a trip planner for the Metro, please visit http://nanika.net/metro and download the MetrO program by Patrice Bernard and Frank Van Caenegem, along with the Bucharest city file.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Bucharest_Metro   (1842 words)

  
 Bucharest Otopeni Airport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bucharest Otopeni Airport (Aeroport Bucuresti Otopeni in Romanian, IATA Airport Code: OTP) is the largest airport in Romania, as well as one of two major airports in Bucharest.
Currently, Bucharest Otopeni is one of the most modern in Eastern Europe, and yet development still continues to transform this airport into a state-of-the-art hub for Romanian aviation.
Bucharest is an important airport in Eastern Europe, served by a large variety of European and international airlines.
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 Usbiz
Metro Cash & Carry, the largest commercial network on the market, will this autumn fulfill its 20-store plan announced for Romania in the late '90s.
Metro entered the local market in 1996, being the first cash & carry network to come to Romania.
Metro officials were unwilling to comment on this possibility.
www.usbiz.ro /digit/show-news.php3?id=14621   (397 words)

  
 Bucharest travel guide - Wikitravel
Bucharest is Romania's capital and largest city, as well as the most important industrial and commercial center of the country.
Bucharest has reasonable connections with most European capitals and with the largest cities in Romania, but it can be difficult to find a direct flight to Bucharest from outside of Europe.
Bucharest is linked through direct daily trains to all neighboring countries’ capitals (Belgrade, Budapest, Chisinau, Kiev, Sofia) as well as to Wien, Venice, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Moscow and of course to main cities in all of Romania’s 42 counties.
wikitravel.org /en/Bucharest   (4712 words)

  
 Bucharest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The extravagant architecture and cosmopolitan high culture of this period won Bucharest the nickname of The Paris of the East (or Little Paris, "Micul Paris"), with Calea Victoriei as its Champs Elysées; or Fifth Avenue, but the social divide between rich and poor was described at the time by Ferdinand Lassalle as "a savage hotchpotch."
As well as this, in the future, the Metro might be extended to the Henri Coandă International Airport;, in the town of Otopeni and Băneasa; Airport, which is currently only serviced by RATB bus.
The Cişmigiu Gardens; were built as a public garden in the center of Bucharest in 1847 after the plans of the German architect Carl F.W. Meyer.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/b/bu/bucharest.html   (1754 words)

  
 Bucharest Metro operator to purchase more modern trainsets - Wikinews
Metrorex, the operator of the Bucharest Metro in Romania's capital, has signed a US$144 million contract with Bombardier for the delivery of 20 additional six-car metro trains for the network.
Since 1999, the Bucharest Metro, which is the largest urban rail system in southeastern Europe, has embarked on a comprehensive modernisation campaign.
The modernisation programme for the Bucharest Metro, including the order for new trainsets, is funded equally by Metrorex and the European Investment Bank, each contributing 50% to the entire sum.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Bucharest_Metro_operator_to_purchase_more_modern_trainsets   (465 words)

  
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Bucharest - Metro trade unionists decided on Wednesday to relinquish the general strike, starting 11:00 a.m., and resume work in the afternoon, after the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) announces its ruling regarding the request formulated by the Metrorex administration at the start of the week to be awarded the strike suspension decision.
Bucharest - The central bank (BNR)'s leadership on Tuesday submitted to the MPs of the Budget-Finance Committee the main measures for improving bank supervision and the situation of correlating the monetary situation of BNR and the fiscal policies of the Ministry of Finance.
Bucharest - Real estate is a sector which operates irrespective of the situation of the country, although the legislation is insufficiently coherent and does not help the development of this sector, Valentin Pescaru, representative of the company Nova Invest, organiser of the real estate fair IMOB-99, said on Wednesday.
www.romanian-daily.ro /ARHTR2/RED135.html   (4905 words)

  
 Transportation around/to Bucharest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In a city that lately has become paralyzed by traffic, Bucharest's metro is by far the most reliable form of public transport.
The metro can be crowded in the morning and in the afternoon hours when people commute to and from work but in the rest of the day is pretty empty.
Metro stations are not very well signposted, but with the help of a map it will be easy to get around.
www.virtualromania.org /places/bucharest.vr/transportation.vr   (432 words)

  
 Learn more about List of metro systems in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Here is an alphabetical listing of cities which have a metro (also called underground or subway) system.
Some systems that are called light rail, but are essentially a metro system, are also included.
On the other hand, systems that are called "metro" but are really light rail, are not included here but in List of light-rail transit systems.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_metro_systems.html   (761 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Underground, subway and metro are common names for a form of mass transit public transport system employing small trains, these are also called in Britain tube trains.
Since many such systems have above-ground portions, "metro" can be used as a generalized term that includes systems and system portions that are elevated or at grade (avoiding the necessarily subterranean connotations of "underground" or "subway".) In some cities, "subway" is used only for that portion of a particular system that actually is underground.
The volume of passengers a metro train can carry is often quite high, and a metro system is often viewed as the backbone of a large city's public transportation system.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Metro   (710 words)

  
 Bucharest - Capital of Romania; Holidays, City Breaks, Accommodation, Flights, Tours
Bucharest is an ideal city for exploring on foot, with numerous well-placed cafes, bars and parks providing ideal places for a rest.
Bucharest also possesses an interesting collection of modernist and art deco bulldings dating from the interwar years when the city was booming and really lived up to its tag of "Paris of the East".
Bucharest Is undoubtedly a city of contrasts - there is tremendous wealth and there is poverty But despite this it is still safer than most other European cities - of course you should keep an eye open for pickpockets, just as in London, Paris or Madrid.
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 Bucharest Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Bucharest Metro is one of the successful results of Communist Romania.
It was built in the Eastern European style even though due to fact that Bucharest was one of the largest cities the region it was quite larger than in other cities.
There is also talk of establishing a railway system in Bucharest similar to the RER of Paris to complement the Metro.
www.freeglossary.com /Bucharest_Metro   (824 words)

  
 Bucharest travel guide : City Transport
Relatively safe and efficient, Bucharest's public transit systems covers the entire city with buses, tramways, trolleys and metro (subway) service.
For one way with a tramway, a bus or a trolley bus you must use a special ticket (about $0.16), or one special season ticket: for one day, one week, two weeks and a month.
The first line of the Bucharest Metro was opened in 1979 between Timpuri Noi and Semanatoarea, in 1981 the eastern extension to Republica opened.
www.hotelnet.ro /bucharest-travel-guide/bucharest-city-transport.htm   (547 words)

  
 Bucharest Smart Travel Tips | Fodor's Online Travel Guide
Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and better restaurants in Bucharest, but do not count on their universal acceptance, especially in more rural areas.
Bucharest is rarely crowded, even at the height of summer.
In July and August, however, the weather sometimes borders on stifling.Winters tend to be cold and snowy, while midsummer days are hot except in higher elevations and along the coast.
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 Lowedown XXXIV
The outskirts of Bucharest are a collection of white Stalinist concrete tower blocks, which we were admiring, then suddenly the bus swerved across a grass verge and stopped, and everyone got out.
Bucharest has 50,000 stray dogs that roam the streets day and night.
Bucharest doesn't have a city centre, there are some streets that are busier than others, and some have a few more shops and facilities on.
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 Obor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Obor is the name of a market and the surrounding district of Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
There is also a Bucharest Metro station named Obor, which lies in this area.
It covers about 16 city blocks and includes a variety of indoor and outdoor market spaces, with goods ranging from compact discs to live chickens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Obor   (149 words)

  
 About the meeting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As in most places, Bucharest's museums are generally closed on Mondays.
Bucharest Metro: there are three metro lines crossing the city from North to South (M2 - blue), East to West (M3 - yellow) and a circular route (M1 - red).
You must buy a metro card for either 2 rides or 10 rides, they cost about 30 cents a ride.
www.ecnp.nl /Meetings/2002Bucharest/General/Meeting.html   (896 words)

  
 Accommodation in Bucharest - hotel Bucharest, apartment rental Bucharest, apartment rental Romania, accommodation ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The means of public transportation in Bucharest can be a bit tricky compared to other countries, so it's best to know what to expect when arriving.
Opened in 1979, Bucharest's metro should be better than it is. With four lines and 45 stations, the system is certainly clean, reliable, safe and cheap, but much is wrong.
Even though the public transport network is cheap, extensive and reliable, taking a bus, trolleybus or tram can be a headache due to the amount of people that cram on to the blasted things.
www.bucharest-accommodation.com /EN/euro/articles/4   (495 words)

  
 VirtualTourist.com - Bucharest Tips - Pictures, Tips and Reviews
And it is in fact a bit of shame as when it comes to the cemetaries in the large capitols of the world there are for sure some real pearls to be experienced and looked at.
In the very center of Bucharest there is a place where one can take a break from Bucharest for a few hours.
It is Bucharest's oldest park and a great place to stroll and enjoy the peace that one can feel finding such a place in the middle of a hectic city.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Romania/Municipiul_Bucuresti/Bucharest-520545/Things_To_Do-Bucharest-BR-1.html   (1818 words)

  
 Bucharest : Exploring Essential Information, Data and Explanation.
Bucharest (population 2.3 million, Romanian: Bucureşti) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of
During the 18th century the possession of Bucharest was frequently disputed by the Turks, Austrians and
As well as this, in the future, the Metro might be extended to the Henri Coandă International Airport, in the town of Otopeni and
www.llpoh.org /Styles_and_Architecture/Bucharest.html   (1966 words)

  
 Praktiker to become first German DIY Operator in Romania - Metro division expands successful Eastern Europe Business
After the market entry on 28 September 2002 in Bucharest the METRO Group division will be represented in eight European countries.
In 2003 one further DIY center is scheduled for opening in Bucharest at first.
It is planned to increase this share to 30 per cent in the medium term while expanding the number of DIY centers abroad to about 70 outlets.
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 List of metro systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Here is an alphabetical listing of cities have a metro (also called underground or subway) system.
On the other hand systems that are "metro" but are really light rail (mainly not segregated from other traffic such as tramways and streetcars) are not included here but in List of light-rail transit systems.
Many stations are still not built underground today's metro usage is to connect suburbs Belgrade city center.
www.freeglossary.com /Metro_listing   (587 words)

  
 apartments Bucharest 30Euro/night accommodation Bucharest
All the apartments are located in the very center and central area of Bucharest (A area), and are fully furnished, with all the amenities.
We carefully chose each apartment, so you can find within walking distance metro and taxi stations, restaurants, bars and cafes, supermarket, exchange, ATM and bank.
The apartments are at a three stars hotel standard, fully renovated and furnished, are fitted with queen size beds, cable TV with international channels, and have kitchens fitted with refrigerators and gas cookers (with stove).
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 Bucharest apartments
Right in Bucharest downtown, this spacious, fully furnished luxury apartment is on a quiet street, but only 2 minutes walking until Intercontinental Hotel, Rumanian Athenaeum, the National Museum of Art or the renowned Calea Victoriei.
This location is perfect for touring the sights of the Historical Center and admiring the architecture of the oldest buildings of the capital.
Metro Bucharest is at 5 minutes walking distance.
www.in-bucharest.com /en/accommodation_Bucharest/details.asp?AptID=2   (114 words)

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