August 8, 2013 in Daily Bulletin
Feargus O’Sullivan wrote about Bucharest and Budapest’s attempts to stop being confused for one another:
- Michael Jackson, Iron Maiden, and Metallica have all gone on stage in Bucharest – Romania’s capital – to yell “how are you doing, Budapest” – the capital of Hungary.
- A campaign has recently been launched to end the confusion. At Budapest airport for example visitors see a “Welcome to Not Bucharest” sign.
- The confusion is particularly irksome since political relations between Budapest and Bucharest are often tense.
Read more about the Bucharest not Budapest campaign over here.
Source: The Atlantic