Transylvanian diaries — part 2

By Stephen McGrath The early evening sun is casting an auburn glow over the village and industrious swallows swoop in and out of our front cellar to build their nest on the side of a wooden beam. I’m sitting...

Romanians Are Going, The British Are Coming!

A trip to Transylvania in early 2017 opened my eyes to the hidden beauty of Romania, although I’m not the first one to realize how beautiful being here is. Thousands of Brits move here each year, as thousands o...

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...

HE Prince Charles is back at Viscri

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the Foundation that carries his name in the village of Viscri on Thursday, a house since 1700, where he met with small farmers and craftsmen from Romania, discussi...

4 Places in Cluj to have a Glass

By Alan Clark   In Romania it sometimes seems hard to avoid short term changes to plans. And so I decided to go to Cluj at 6 days notice to promote my cider in person recently, at a “tap takeover” ev...

Cooking freehand

Arabella McIntyre-Brown chucks out the recipes books   My neighbours here in the mountain village cook traditional Ardelean food using recipes handed down through generations of mothers. They are so d...