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Palace of Parliament, Unirii Square & Obor Market in Bucharest, Romania

Best things to do in Bucharest Romania - Edward Sturm - Palace of Parliament

Best things to do in Bucharest Romania - Edward Sturm - Palace of Parliament

I’m really excited to interview Edward Sturm of Commit Club about Bucharest, Romania. Edward’s tips for the best things to do in Bucharest are awesome because he lived in Bucharest for two months after evacuating Kyiv, Ukraine, in early 2022. He loved Bucharest for its welcoming people, amazing cafes, and abundant parks.

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Beautiful villas

Bucharest, Romania

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Romania Visitor Center, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Arcul de Triumf: Photo by June Andrei George on Unsplash

Getting around Bucharest

The local airport is Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP), which is about a 25-minute drive from Bucharest. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Edward says that there’s no need to rent a car when visiting Bucharest. The metro runs until midnight and is reliable and fast. You can also rent a taxi very inexpensively or book a ride with Uber or Bolt to get around. If you do decide to rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Bucharest Old Architecture

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Edward Sturm about Bucharest, Romania. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Bucharest, Romania
  • Green dots = best things to do in Bucharest, Romania
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Bucharest, Romania

Who is Edward Sturm?

Edward Sturm’s made viral videos totaling hundreds of millions of views. He created the first play-2-earn blockchain game while running the biggest blockchain meetup in the world. And he has done search engine optimization for numerous Fortune 100 companies. He’s a self-improvement fanatic, doing cold showers and daily meditation since college.

For the last four years, Edward has traveled the world, living in over 30 countries. Edward’s current project is Commit Club, a platform for daily self-improvement challenges where you stake money on your ability to follow through with a challenge. And, if you don’t follow through, incomplete challenge stakes go to charities and other participants who successfully complete their challenges.

Best things to do in Bucharest Romania - Edward Sturm

Check out more about his company and one of his videos below:

You can connect with Edward on his website and on Twitter.

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Click here to download our one-page guide of Edward’s tips for Bucharest.

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The Fountains at Piata Unirii

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