The City Slicker column in The Independent describes Bucharest as the city where you want to be, if you wand to stretch a pound much further than in your home town. Given the free fall of the Romanian currency, leu, the money one earns in the UK may offer a couple of extra treats in Bucharest. Several museums, communist monoliths and peaceful public gardens are just as attractive as night clubs, jazz and blues concerts, casinos and gay pride parades.

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