Romania’s Inevitable Slowdown

by Clare Nuttall A slowdown from Romania’s exceptional 7% GDP growth last year was inevitable, but government policies that have dented consumer confidence coupled with the erupting political crisis that is ...

Global Village

How one village in Saxon Transylvania is coping with too many of the wrong kind of tourists. by James de Candole The Saxon farming settlements of Alma Vii (or Almen in German), Biertan (Birthälm) and V...

Those Who Can Teach

Oana Moraru - Manager and Owner of Helikon School 1. Can you tell us about what your role is just now and what you have been busy with this last few months and what you are likely to be busy with this next f...

Tyranny

By Mike Ormsby The bell in the village church bongs to the faithful and here they come: pretty girls with posies, boisterous lads in straw hats, farmers and their wives. Three elderly women shuffle along, cl...

Dessert as Theatre

Mihaela Dima, Pastry Chef Athénée Palace Hilton, is the one that adds the sweet touch to the hotel’s restaurant menus. She has more than 23 years of experience in the hospitality industry and 20 years since s...

The Heat is On

  By Dean Edgar Hard to imagine that just over two months ago, we were climbing mountains of snow, slip sliding our way to work, then came May the 1st and summer hit us slap bang in the chops! Being ...

Let the Sun Shine

  By Claire Melinte Asociația Bunul Samaritean is based in the village of Nicorești, in the Galați County. It was founded when a group of Irish volunteers came out to volunteer, just after the revolu...

Far from Home

Maria Thereza Petrogiannis is a British citizen, originally from Suceava, Romania. Through unpredicted circumstances, she moved to London 17 years ago, in 2001, at a time when Romania was going through tumultu...

Trains and Planes

  By Giles Eldridge What to say about museums in Bucharest? Some are actually rather good, others are, let’s say, medium good. The point is that, historically, Romania has never been a country of loo...

Wedding Dress Trends for 2018

The whole world had eyes on Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and we all rediscovered the beauty that is to be found in simplicity. Nothing can be more inspiring for a future bride than a princess and I am sure tha...