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Preparing your trip to Bucharest: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest 1. Smokers should pay attention to prohibiting signs that do not allow smoking in certain areas. As a rule, there are special areas for smoking near all large institutions. Cafes and restaurants usually provide rooms for smokers and for non-smoking guests.
2. Make sure to ask for permission when you plan to make a photo or video while visiting the city's attractions. In some ancient palaces and churches making photos and videos is allowed at an additional cost. However you cannot make photos of strategically important objects (bridges, subway stations and the port area).
3. Local stores and markets usually accept euro in addition to the national currency. If you want to exchange currency, the best place to do it is in a state-owned bank. As a rule, such banks offer the most favorable exchange rates and charge a minimal fee.
4. Romanian wine remains one of the most popular souvenirs. You can easily purchase wine in numerous stores and wine cellars. If you don’t know what sort of wine to choose, you should pay attention to Cotnari and Odobesti, which are produced in the oldest vineyards in Bucharest according to classic recipes.
5. Tips are not officially accepted in local restaurants and bars, you visitors are always free to reward an obliging waiter. The usual size of tips is 5 - 7% of the total bill. Leaving a monetary reward to taxi drivers is also not accepted. You can only round up the total amount in a big way. Copyright
6. Local artisans produce fine tableware and home decorations made of glass and clay. Products made of wool and tablecloths decorated with embroidery are also popular souvenirs.
7. The city is distinguished by a well-developed public transport system. Buses can easily get you to all places of interest in the city. You can also use them to make an excursion to the nearby towns. Underground is a very convenient way to travel around the city. You will need special tickets for travel that can be purchased in kiosks at each stop.
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8. Tourists, who plan to use taxi a lot, should not forget to find out the cost of the trip in advance. The taxis marked with the letters "PO" and "P" are the most expensive ones. They belong to private companies.
9. Drivers should remember that riding through the streets of the city during the daytime is very difficult. There are heavy traffic jams at peak hours and finding a suitable place to park is almost impossible.
10. Local drivers are not distinguished by strict following of traffic rules, so both drivers of cars and pedestrians should be always careful on the roads of the city.
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Palatul Parlamentului

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The chic palace is distinguished not only by its huge scale but also by its rich design. More than a million cubic meters of beautiful marble were used for its decoration. About 3,500 tons of crystal were also used for the decoration of the building. All the chandeliers in the huge building are made of crystal. There are about 1,400 ceiling lamps in the palace alone. Also, you can see many elements of decoration made of bronze and precious wood in the palace. Wool carpets are a special decoration. … Read further

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Romania: travelling advices

Romanians express willingness to show hospitality by kissing guests on both cheeks.
Usually, residents of large cities have a good command of English while residents of small settlements mainly express themselves in Hungarian.
Photographing of strategic attractions such as military structures, airfields, and transport bridges are strictly prohibited.
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