Sunshine in a Glass

  By Robert Marshall With the chilly winter months truly behind us there is no better way to enjoy the long, lion days of summer than with a glass of rum, but where to start? Rum is the most diverse ...

By the Sea

Lisa Kraineva is a nomad by nature, she simply loves travel, nature and adventure. Lisa worked in an event agency, she had an effect but she quit to go seek more action in her life. Throughout the past ten year...

Transylvanian Diaries – Part 1

By Stephen McGrath Last summer my wife and I bought a house. It was a large Saxon peasant house in a dilapidated state after being unlived in for 18 years. Its last owners had moved to Germany in the early '...

Niche Tourism in Romania

By Rupert Wolfe Murray Our understanding of tourism is out of date. Most people still think of tourism as a mass operation, when the workers down tools, board trains and head for resorts on the beach.   ...

Visiting Neighbours: Kiev

  By Julia Leescu “Those baristas are looking at me like I did not catch up with reality.”  “Well, you left Ukraine exactly 16 years ago”–says my mom, finishing her Grand Blueberry Latte, looking ...

Law in a Glass Of Wine… Shall we have a drink?

  By Andreea Micu (right), Partner and Ramona Bădescu (left), Associate–Stoica & Associates           The history of wine goes back thousands of years, when it was considered a sacred ...

Calea Victoriei – Once Again the Place to Be

By Alan Clark One of the things I love about Bucharest, is the choice of outdoor events during the Summer months. It's often hard to choose which event to support, and since summer came early this year, the ...

Children’s Education Planning

By James Lawson This Is a key subject and one that’s often the source of heavy debate. Where do we want our children to be educated? Where are the best schools and teachers? What type of education do we want...

Artist of the Month: Irina Neacșu

Irina Neacșu’s latest project was presented at the Botanical Garden of the Bucharest University, between the 17thof May and the 10th of June–the botanical illustration exhibition named “Life of Bulbs” and it wa...

Ode to the Feminine Spirit

OZB spoke with fashion designer Adrian Oianu who is in love with and in awe of the traditional Romanian costumes and is recreating them in his craft. By Anda Ene   Adrian Oianu, you are a well k...