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Love Lunch

  By Douglas Williams   Sometimes, often just when we really need it, life comes up with a wee treat to make us smile. This happened to me twice recently and both times it was in the form of ...

Take a Hike

By Simon Parker   The Scottish writer and broadcaster Muriel Grey humorously divided outdoors lovers into three distinct categories: ramblers, scramblers and danglers. Ramblers amble along lowland path...

Be Careful Not to Get Lost While Looking

By Giles Eldridge A curious thing occurred whilst writing this. I set out to select what I consider to be a few places of hidden interest in Bucharest and soon realised that there was a connecting subject - ...

Off to a Flying Start

By Fiona Duţu Whether you call it pre-school, nursery, or pre-kindergarten – basically they all mean something similar depending on which country you find yourself in. The main idea is of a “mini-school” esp...

Living Lightly, Thinking Deeply

By Douglas Williams Ten years ago Nicolette Keizer pitched up in deepest, darkest Transylvania with a notion to buy a plot of land - she’d seen one online. Having just passed her half century and having spen...

New Starbucks opens in old-center Bucharest

In licensed partnership with AmRest, a new Starbucks store serving rare, small-lot Starbucks Reserve coffees has opened its doors in downtown Bucharest on busy Lipscani Street. Alongside this range of carefully...

Listen to Lives Lived

Heritage with a Human Heart By Oana Vasiliu     Taraf de Caliu, previously known as Taraf de Haidouks, are probably the most inspired and vital of all “lăutari” - traditional, authentic,...

Efforts to Preserve Heritage in Transylvania

By Stephen McGrath  A dozen-strong group of volunteers gather at the stone base of a fortified Lutheran church in the small Saxon village of Filetelnic, Transylvania, as Eugen Vaida, head of Ambulanta Pe...

Urban Explorer

  By Paul Page     Having arrived in Cluj-Napoca in the oh-so-hot month of July, 2017, for my new Headship post at the Royal School in Transylvania, I was utterly confused by the immensely rich dicho...