Earlier this week, we gave you a brilliant introductory guide to volunteering abroad, written by our guest blogger Astrid. If you haven’t had chance to read it yet, check it out here!
It got me to thinking about locations in Europe that can be visited by those who want to experience a unique ‘voluntourism’ experience as well as visit an area for fun. Romania is one of the best locations for volunteering abroad in Europe. From performing arts roles to conservation research, Romania can be one of the most beautiful places to visit that’s only a few hours from home. Be sure to check out advice from VSO if you want to learn more!
From a tourist point of view though, Romania’s capital, Bucharest, is undeniably a haven for the student traveller. Beautiful landscapes border a wonderful city structure, with so much accessible by foot. If you want to get further out into the surrounding area, Bucharest has brilliant public transport links that can allow you to explore as much as you want – for a very reasonable price!
Bucharest, like many Eastern European cities, displays glorious historic architecture alongside relics from the recent communist era. This is all documented in heritage sites across the city, from the former residences of national leaders to tours routed around the locations of revolution. You can leave Bucharest with a real understanding of modern-day Romania and the challenges faced by the nation today.
Don’t forget about all the food and drink you can find in Bucharest! From Mahala, a contemporary Romanian restaurant offering the best of the local cuisine, to the gorgeous Linea rooftop bar overlooking the city, you can experience the best culinary vibes that Bucharest has to offer without breaking the bank!
The flights below are with Wizz Air – Wizz Air offer a lucrative deal with their Discount Club. For €30 a year, a named traveller and their companion can benefit from a significant discount on flights, as well as luggage deals. For €60 a year, this can extend to a named traveller and up to five others getting this deal. In this instance, there is a 40% discount in the comparative price – travelling more frequently with Wizz Air will allow you to quickly earn back this initial cost!
Like many other budget airlines, Wizz Air have recently changed their baggage policy. All passengers are entitled to one free cabin bag (40cm x 30cm x 20cm), while those who purchase Priority at £6.50 per flight will also be entitled to an additional bag (55cm x 40cm x 23cm). Aside from this, a 10kg bag (149cm x 119 cm x 171cm) costs £10 per flight.
(Prices last checked 17th January 2019)
18th March – LTN – OTP (08:55 – 14:10) – £10/£16 (Wizz Air – the lower price is with the Discount Club) (Transfer from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to city centre = 50p)
21st March – OTP – LTN (21:35 – 23:15) – £10/£16 (Wizz Air – the lower price is with the Discount Club) (Transfer to Bucharest Otopeni Airport from city centre = 50p)
Total = £21/£33
Currency conversion rate (17th January 2019) – 1 GBP = 5.32 RON
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