Bucharest, Romania
Raluca, 30
Banker / Blogger
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a bit about Raluca

What do you do and why do you do it?

Banker by day (bills don’t pay themselves) and blogger by night and weekend (always find time for something you love and something to pay the bills, let’s say I wasn’t born just to pay them and die). Thus, for fashion, travel and food stories check out www.ralucation.com

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Internship at a bank because they are big and you are small, they are smart and you are not, so my only job was to file things.

What’s your current hood in Bucharest and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

North of Bucharest – best known for green areas/parks/business center/great restaurants on a positive note, while on a negative note known for traffic jams.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

Commercial music and I hate manele.

You’re broken hearted – what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Sucker for pain.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Game of thrones, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Modern Family, The Middle, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Girls, Friends, Married with children, Penny Dreadful.

Name some spots in Bucharest that are good for a Tinder date.

Gaia.

Who’s your hero and where in Bucharest would you take them out for a serious hang?

In a fantasy world, my hero would be Iron Man and I would take him to the science museum.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Zara and local designers

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Bad neighborhoods – check them online 🙂

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Put on my roller skates and head out to Herastrau park

Where do you go in Bucharest for a casual night out?

Somewhere nice to eat that has my favorite type of food – burgers (osho)

Where would you go in Bucharest to celebrate some freaking good news?

Same Osho – it’s like home to me.

What’s your choice of transportation in Bucharest and why?

Uber because you pay a fair price for the good service you get.

What are the Bucharest spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Casa Poporului, Herastrau, Arch of Triumph, Old Town, Therme.

What are the Bucharest spots tourists should run from screaming?

Ferentari.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Bucharest. How do you spend it?

Eating breakfast at Arc Bakery overlooking the Arch of Triumph, afterwards heading to Therme for a couple of hours, followed by an escape room game and later on dinner and Aperol spritz at Nuba Cafe.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Barcelona – warm weather, beach and lots of shopping.

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