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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...

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...

Kid Friendly Restos

By Dana Lev Two fact about me: I love my girls, they are so adorable and cute and smart. But they also like running around, singing and screaming while inventing dances or fighting with each other. I...

Romania: A Winter Wonderland & Playground

By Charlie Ottley In August last year my partner Oana and I started trying to raise money to make the last ever “Wild Carpathia”. The concept was simple: “White Carpathia” - a portrait of Romania filmed enti...

Coffee with Lions

It’s the season of presidential elections in my home country Ukraine. We are on the radar again, for all the most controversial reasons. I’ll go against the tide and offer you something more pleasant to read ab...

The Ever Changing Legacy of Văcărești

By David McLean Shoup For the average weekend tourist in Bucharest, Văcărești Park is a hidden gem tucked away off the beaten path. But to make the walk along the southern bend of the Dambovița River and up ov...