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Traveling to Bucharest

Diary

Day 1 - 2017-11-26

  • Arrival
  • Check in to Vogue Boutique Residence - 1476 ILS
  • Walk through Lipskny Street.
  • Buy two sim cards at Vodafone
    • 33 Lei for 4GB.
  • KFC
  • Order table for tomorrow at Caru cu bere resturant
  • Origo Caffe

Day 2 - 2017-11-27

  • Piata Rovolutiei - Revolution square
  • Palace of Parliment
  • Gardina Cismigiu
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • Calea Victoriei
  • Caru cu bere resturant

Day 3 - 2017-11-28

  • Shopping at Decathlon, it is about 9 km from our residence, so take a taxi to decathlon.
  • Travel to AFI park mall by Electric train.
  • Excalibur (link1link2) Knight restaurant.
  • Casino at Sheraton
    • There is gfree entrance to the casino and Black jack machines. 
    • Roulette and Poker table cost 50 Lei per person

Day 4 - 2017-11-29

  • Trip to Sinaya, there we visit a castle. 2 hours to there.
  • From Sinaya to Bran, there we visited another castle and there was also a local market with authentic goods.
  • From Bran to Brashov, we saw there the sinagoge and eat there at a restaurant. soup Chorba. 3 hours to our residence, Bucharest.
  • Dinner at some local Caffe.

Day 5 - 2017-11-30

  • All day at Therme. A water park for all family. There are pools of how water, you can go there even at the Winter.
    • Free Shuttle to Bucharest.
  • Grand Cafe Van Gogh

Costs

  • 1040 ILS - Flighs: WizzAir with 1 baggage 20kg and two trolleys 10kg 
  • 1476 ILS - Lodging: Vogue Boutique Residence breakfast included.
  • 240 ILS Parking car for 6 days: Israel Ben guryon airport.
  • Sim Cards
    • Vodafone 33 Lei for 4GB sim cards, pre-paid.
    • 019 from Israel doesn't works Bucharest.
    • Golan Telecom doesn't works at Bucharest.
  • Taxi's at Bucharest, must download Clever Taxi or Star Taxi and order taxi's from there otherwise it will be much expensive.
    • The prices varies from 1.39 lei per KM to 2 Lei.
    • Sometimes the driver demands more money above taxi counter.
  • Bus: very cheap, must use Google Maps.
    • It is about 

Tips and Tricks

  • Taxi - use Clever taxi app.
  • Tax refund
    • Above 175 euro at single receipt at single place and single buy at Tax free store / shop, you can ask the shop for tax refund form.
    • At the airport, near the customs, there is a tax free station, you can get 30% of the VAT paid.
  • Pre paid sim
    • For Bucharest, buy only sim from Bucharest.
    • Do not buy 019 from Israel.
    • Golan Telecom also will not work.

App that I used

Must Apps

  • Google maps
  • Clever Taxi
  • Google Translate
  • Easy currency converter

Suggested

  • Trip Advisor
  • Izi Travel
  • Flight board
  • Seat Guru
  • Wizz Air
  • Dualingo
  • Waze

Places on Google maps

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