Transylvanian diaries – part 3

By Stephen McGrath In the vast green orchard behind the barn, our apple, pear and peach trees are sagging under the weight of ripe fruit as myriad species of butterfly flutter calmly in the overgrowth. It's a ...

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...