Romania does not have EUR as its currency; therefore payments in EUR are not possible. However, most European banks have branches in Romania and ATMs are available almost everywhere. The LEU (RON) (singular “leu”; plural “lei”) is the Romanian currency. The exchange rate EUR-RON is approximately 1 EUR = 4,57 RON. Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices (called: “casa de schimb” or “birou de schimb valutar”). International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services.
Local time: Eastern European Time (EET): UTC/GMT +2 hours
International country code Romania: +40
Romania’s electrical current is 230 V. 50 cycles and sockets take the standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs. A plug adaptor is required for non-European appliances. Please remember that simple adapters do not convert voltage or frequency. A power converter is necessary for appliances requiring 110 V.
The weather in Bucharest in June can be relatively hot, around 30 C degrees. Please keep this in mind when planning your trip.
Where to go out
The Old City Centre (“Centrul Vechi” in Romanian) has lots of pubs, cafés and restaurants where you can go out for a drink, for eating or for clubbing. It can be reached by metro (stations Universitate or Unirii). Some reviews of various pubs in Bucharest can be found here.