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Far from Home

Maria Thereza Petrogiannis is a British citizen, originally from Suceava, Romania. Through unpredicted circumstances, she moved to London 17 years ago, in 2001, at a time when Romania was going through tumultu...

Trains and Planes

  By Giles Eldridge What to say about museums in Bucharest? Some are actually rather good, others are, let’s say, medium good. The point is that, historically, Romania has never been a country of loo...

Transylvanian Diaries – Part 1

By Stephen McGrath Last summer my wife and I bought a house. It was a large Saxon peasant house in a dilapidated state after being unlived in for 18 years. Its last owners had moved to Germany in the early '...

Niche Tourism in Romania

By Rupert Wolfe Murray Our understanding of tourism is out of date. Most people still think of tourism as a mass operation, when the workers down tools, board trains and head for resorts on the beach.   ...

Visiting Neighbours: Kiev

  By Julia Leescu “Those baristas are looking at me like I did not catch up with reality.”  “Well, you left Ukraine exactly 16 years ago”–says my mom, finishing her Grand Blueberry Latte, looking ...

Calea Victoriei – Once Again the Place to Be

By Alan Clark One of the things I love about Bucharest, is the choice of outdoor events during the Summer months. It's often hard to choose which event to support, and since summer came early this year, the ...

Life on The Open Sea

By Liviu Bugu It all started with a childhood dream. I was 13-14 years old and I would skip school and go down to Constanța’s Tomis Harbor. I really enjoyed seeing the boats and the yachts there. They made m...