August is an exciting month for those seeking an energetic summer of the best that Romania has to offer in outdoor adventure, thrills, beer, and yes, activism. OZB’s David Shoup previews some highlights.
Monteoru Bike Adventure
OnAdventure is hosting a bicycling trip at the Monteoru Resort in Buzau featuring 40 kilometers of forest trails at elevations of 900 meters. The course includes stunning views of untamed forest, rocky cliffs and the far eastern stretch of the Carpathian Mountains. The price is 50 Ron or 150 Ron to include healthy sustenance and transport from the Aviatorilor Metro. For reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 10th National Protest
At the end of the 2018 summer, massive anti-corruption protests in Bucharest brought worldwide media coverage to the resurgence of popular activism and national outcry in Romania. Romanians from home and abroad are re-uniting for a follow-up protest one year later in Victory Square. See https://www.facebook.com/events/329697397660819/ for more information.
The Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS 2019)
Plane nerds need not be disappointed this summer, as the BIAS 2019 will be held at Baneasa Airport this August, less than 30 minutes by bus from downtown Bucharest. The turboprop, jet, and helicopter air show will feature flyovers and acrobatics from flying teams as well as the warplanes of an impressive list of national air forces, including US F15 fighters, Italian Eurofighter Typhoons, Spanish F18 Hornets, German Tornados, and Turkish NF5 combat planes. For more information go to http://www.bias.aero
Bucharest Craft Beer Festival
August 30th-September 1st
For the fourth consecutive summer, the Bucharest Craft Beer Festival seeks to provide an exciting venue for up and coming craft brewers to meet fans face to face. For three nights in a row, come to the Verde Stop Arena to sample some of the best and brightest brews to pair with a late summer evening, good company, and great live music. Like it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CraftBeerFestivalRomania