Bucharest Versus Budapest

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