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OZB Presents: From Dusk ’til Dawn in Vama Veche

Once a tiny village nestled between the Romanian and Bulgarian borders, Vama Veche is today a household name to mean debaucherous beach parties featuring a diverse cast of international characters and all arou...

Wild Romanian Wilderness

By Ioana Cenusa The Carpathian Mountains form some of the largest contiguous forests on the continent with the highest percentage of virgin woodlands. They contain an extraordinarily high number of species...

SMARTER For Families leads the way to GREEN FINANCE

By Rodica Purcel The current socio-economic global environment exerts a lot of pressure on the natural environment, threatening our planet’s limited resources. The need for more green investments is now. On...

Historic Valley Reborn

The Jiu Valley, Romania’s former largest coal mining area, is now defined by wonderful landscapes, an exceptional river basin, and ancient history and culture. Jiu Valley is an academic center with a techni...

A Story of Romanian Romance and Bliss

By Dana Tudose Tianu I meet with Isfahan and Violetta on a Wednesday morning in early July, at the Beans and Dots Café in Bucharest, next to Cismigiu Park. It is 11 am, school is out for the summer, and the...

Bucharest’s Historic Neighborhoods

COTROCENI and the Association that works to preserve it By Dana Tudose Tianu Every end of May and early June, the smell of linden trees and jasmine takes over the streets of Cotroceni, one of Bucharest’s...

10 Easy Steps to Turn Bucharest into a Cycling City

By Raluca Fiser Cities all over the world are reinventing themselves as places to be lived, rather than just driven through. Valencia, Bogotá, and Hanoi are the new pioneers. Vibrant, open, busy, messy...

Air of vară and searching for Solomonar

By David Shoup Summer is now firmly over the horizon, the sun rising above the Black Sea earlier each day (5:32am by my latest count). June is the first month when almost any weekend offers ideal getaway op...