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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 - ...

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...

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...

Saxon Fairytale Escape

By Stephen McGrath   A full moon hangs over the 12th-century citadel of Sighişoara which is white with December snow. As several tourists stroll across the town square between the restaurant bars, th...