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OZB People: 10 Questions for Ian Tilling

A former UK police officer, Ian Tilling is the founder and president of the Casa Ioana Association, a Romanian non-profit organisation supporting women and children experiencing domestic abuse and family homel...

10 Questions for Marc Jenner of Purple Carrot Events

1. Please tell us about who you are and what you do.  My name is Marc Jenner, originally from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, and resident in Bucharest since 2010. I run my own events company (Purple Carrot E...

OZB’s Guide to What to Watch Under Quarantine

At the time of publication, OZB cannot predict with any certainty what is going to happen in the coming weeks and months, except that all public gatherings are definitely off.  What we do know is that thi...

Hera the She-Wolf of Transylvania

Friend of OZB Damian Galvin presents this local work of fiction. You can read more from Damian at https://blog.whitemountain.ro/ Reina was a shy and mysterious young woman, who grew up in Transylvania, near...

Taraf de Caliu – “Genius at Play”

By Larisa Perde, Label Manager VRTW, in conversation with Douglas Williams There's an energy and dynamism to TdC's music. It’s both ancient and timeless at the same time. What part of Romania do you think T...

Lloyd’s Pub Opening Next to Universitate Metro

A new underground pub will soon be opening just around the corner from the Universitate Metro and across the street from Bucharest’s historic old town.  Lloyd’s Pub is co-owned by cousins Mugur Prundea...

Love Story

English translation of the “Love Story” short story by Romanian writer, Dan Plesa. The story is a part of the “Stories of love and helplessness” (Povesti de Dragoste si Neputinta) volume, published in 2019 by ...