survival guide

Wedding information:

Accommodation:

Is included in the wedding package free of charge and a place to sleep will be provided to all participants. Please fill in correctly all the information in “My Profile” -> Wedding section of the web-page because that is going to be used to book your accomodation. In case you have a place to stay please select “no” at “accomodation needed” field.

Transportation:

Depending on the number of people who need accomodation we will rent a bus or a mini-bus to take you at the Church and from there to the party place. When returning from the party we won’t provide any transportation because is very difficult to syncronize all the people to leave in the same time. Therefore you will need to take a taxi or find somebody with a car and some free places 😉

If you are staying in a different place than the one we offer here is the address of the Church: Str. Petricani Nr.3 (near Lukoil petrol station). You also have some driving directions here by clicking on “view map”, in case somebody will drive you to the Church and/or to the party place. Remember that the ceremony starts at 16:00 and please take enough time for the ride as the traffic in Bucharest is quite heavy.

Party place:

The address of the party place (Baneasa Parc) is Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti Nr.64 Sector 1, Bucharest. As you can see the place is inside the city so don’t accept any extra-charge from the taxi drivers if they ask for it (usually there is a higher charge when leaving the city).

You can check more information about Baneasa Parc on their web page

Just as a reminder – the party will start at 18:00 😉

Please note that the wedding party will be in open-air and this summer is announced as the hottest from the last 100 years. Therefore bring light clothes and leave at home the shoes with high-hills (that’s for girls of course). Yes there is a very nice garden there and you’ll get stuck in the grass with them 😀 There is no compulsory dress code for this wedding, therefore use your imagination and get some light colors on you to fight against the hot summer weather 😉

Driving instructions:

– if you come from Bucharest Baneasa airport, take DN1 towards Ploiesti and turn right at the entrance of IKEA / Metro / BricoStore. Drive in parallel with the main street and then turn right (at the last round-about after Brico-Store) and then left in order to reach “Privighetorii” street. This is the street where the Police Academy is. Turn left when you reach this street and you will get to a semaphore where you are supposed to turn left in order to take the same DN1 back to Bucharest. After driving for about 800 m you will see a new bridge build and you have to slow down and stay on the right side in order not to get on the bridge. Just after you passed the bridge base there is a bus station on the right side and just after this bus station you have to turn right at a sign with “Hostel Baneasa Parc”. This is actually vis-a-vis from the IKEA entrance. If you missed it you can turn around under the bridge and start all over again 😉 After turning right you’ll reach a street without asphalt that leads you to the party place (at the end of the street).

– you can also come via Pipera like this: from the church take Petricani street all the way up and ahead until you will reach some railway lines. Pass over them and turn right at the round-about with TOYOTA show-room (this is actually the place where Eugenia is working now 😀 ). At this stage you are already outside Bucharest, in Voluntari, on Pipera-Tunari street. Stay on this street and just before the houses on the right side are finished turn right (it’s about 1km or similar) heading the zoo (on Str. Privighetorilor) . Stay on this road, pass the Police Academy on the Right side and at the semaphore you must turn left in order to take the DN1 road back to Bucharest. After driving for about 800 m you will see a new bridge build and you have to slow down and stay on the right side in order not to get on the bridge. Just after you passed the bridge base there is a bus station on the right side and just after this bus station you have to turn right at a sign with “Hostel Baneasa Parc”. This is actually vis-a-vis from the IKEA entrance. If you missed it you can turn around under the bridge and start all over again 😉 After turning right you’ll reach a street without asphalt that leads you to the party place (at the end of the street).
How to arrive in Bucharest:

You can get to Bucharest by air (there are 2 international airports here), by train or by car (bus). Bucharest is Romania’s capital city and you can find it on a map in the south-eastern part of the country.

By air:

Both Bucharest’s Intl Airports are not a very cheap, and usually Bucharest Baneasa is the airport for low-cost flights (wizz-air, skyeurope etc.)
Please take a look at this low-cost flights website, it might be of great help: http://www.skyscanner.net/

By train:

Please go to Infofer (for local trains) or Die Bahn (for international trains) for information about the trains schedule and the way you can find your best connections. You can also have a look at this map of the romanian railway network.

By car:

There are many ways to reach Bucharest by car. You can get some directions here http://www.viamichelin.com

Money:
Romania’s currency is the new ‘leu’ (RON), meaning ‘lion’ (plural, ‘lei’). One leu is equal to 100 bani.
1 euro is currently worth approximately 3.15 new lei(RON). It is available in 1; 5; 10; 50; 100; 200; 500 lei bills (5, 10 and 50 bani coins also circulate). All Romanian bills are made of plastic.

Changing travelers cheques can only be done in banks. You can also find and use a large number of ATMs that accept all types of credit cards/ATM cards (VISA, Eurocard, Mastercard, Maestro, VISA Electron etc).

Prices (in lei, 1 euro=3.15lei):

1 beer:
from shop: Timisoreana – 1.3, Tuborg – 2, Carlsberg – 3
from pub: 3 – 9
wedding: free 😀

1 Hamburger (McDonalds): simple hamburger – 3, BIG MAC – 6, BIG Mac Menu – 11.

Normal taxi – 1.45 / Km
Airport taxi (Fly Taxi) – 2.5 /Km

Please pay attention at the charge rate written on the door when entering a taxi because there are quite some taxi drivers charging a higher price than above.

If you need more information don’t hesitate to write us 😉 We hope this information will be useful for you and we are waiting to meeting you in August! 😀

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