From Nepal, a Romanian souvenir

One year and a half after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the country is still under ruins, over four million people still live in shelters and the Government seems to be overwhelmed. Before the earthquake hit, the country was swarmed with tourists but now you […]

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I’m Romanian – Olimpia Melinte

Olimpia Melinte, Romanian born in Iași but currently living in Bucharest “Olimpia Melinte. Originary from Iași. Non-smoker. I enjoy reading books with a rigid spine; Eliade, Rebreanu, Cărtărescu or Chivu are only some of my favourite Romanian authors I read. Actress. I’ve started the artistic […]

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Illustrations with a human touch: Liliana Arnaut

Illustrations with a human touch: Liliana Arnaut I think we have all heard about motivational speeches and motivational literature. Things that inspire us, positive thoughts, incentive words. Liliana Arnaut managed to combine all these things together with her passion for painting, creating some sort of […]

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Cutia Ţăranului (The Peasant’s Box)

Natural healthy food is nowadays a worldwide issue. Commodity, lack of time or lack of awareness bring more and more people into the position of consuming processed foods from supermarkets. The traditional markets started to loose ground in the favor of big supermarkets chains and […]

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Up to Moldoveanu Peak

Up to Moldoveanu Peak Summer is approaching slowly but surely. In order to take advantage of this marvelous season and to escape the high temperatures one can experience in the heart of the city, what better idea than withdraw for a moment in the heart […]

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Hundred Percent Romanian

Lately, there have been more and more articles regarding the food we eat. More and more case studies pointing at the way foods are processed and the amount of substances that are injected in them in order to stimulate the crops growth. More and more videos […]

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Some Romanian proverbs and sayings

Although there are proverbs in all languages and cultures and most of them have the same meaning, some translations may sound funny or at least weird. A list of Romanian proverbs which are translated into English word by word together with their meaning. 🙂 “The […]

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A few things Romanian people already know

A few things Romanian people already know Some facts about Romania Probably one of the most used Romanian expression to describe Romania is: ” Romania is such a beautiful country but it`s too bad that it is inhabited.” Romania is a very privileged country regarding […]

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Happy 8th March to all the women out there !

Happy 8th March to all the women out there ! 8th March, the International Women’s Day. But not everybody celebrates this event. Some people believe it is ridiculous to have only one day out of 365 dedicated to women, while they are these amazing creatures worth celebrating […]

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A new way of recycling: Sigurec

A new way of recycling: Sigurec Not too long ago, a Japanese colleague was telling me about the strict way of recycling in Japan. Apparently, in Japan, not only people must recycle, but also, in order to benefit from the sanitation system, each citizen needs […]

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I’m Romanian – Andra Ojog

Andra Ojog, Romanian from Botoşani, established in Bucharest “A friend of mine who knows me even better than I do once told me that she appreciates me because I always know exactly what to do, I have very good instincts, I am smart and I put my […]

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About Romania and the Romanians, from Sweden

About Romania and the Romanians, from Sweden Many things have been written or said about Romania and the Romanians. Some of them are positive, some of them are negative. Some are driven by specific political views or personal interests. Some are favourably promoting the country. […]

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Biking in Romania: Poiana Mărului

Biking in Romania: Poiana Mărului Today we`re going to have a ride in Brașov county, through hills and valleys, through forests and meadows. Zărnești is the starting point, the foothill of Piatra Craiului mountains and Brașov is the ending point. This is a 1 day track […]

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About contemporary Romanian authentic spirit

About contemporary Romanian authentic spirit We could discuss for hours about authenticity, Romanian spirit or essence, old customs and traditional products. The quality of certain products made in Romania is not argued anymore. Not since big international companies have relocated in the country their manufacturing […]

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I’m Romanian – Viorel Ciurea

Viorel Ciurea, Romanian from Piatra-Neamț and currently established in Montreal “My friends tell me that I have a rich imagination and I dream too much. Indeed, ever since I was a kid, I loved reading books. This passion made me yearn for exploration and seek what is […]

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Biking in Romania: around Cluj-Napoca

Biking in Romania: around Cluj-Napoca Let`s go somewhere we haven`t been before! Let`s go to Cluj county! Today`s tour goes around Apuseni National Park. And when I say “around” it means that it won`t get too far in the heart of the park, just a […]

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I’m Romanian – Maria Dermengiu

Maria Dermengiu, Romanian in Bucharest “I am a visual artist, meaning that I am both a painter and a designer, more of a painter at specific moments and more of a designer in other occasions, depending on the context and the mood. Thanks to my […]

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Where to go in Romania

Where to go in Romania Usually, when you plan to go to a certain place or country, the first thing you search on Google is “where to go in…” or “what to see/to in…”. If you plan to come to Romania, I will make your […]

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I’m Romanian – Ana Puşcă

Ana Puşcă, Romanian in Paris “My name is Ana – that was the easy part when it comes to describing myself… I’ve been in Paris for 16 years now, where I have studied mathematics. I have a specialization in Financial Modeling and I’ve being working […]

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About those “airplanes without engines”

I remember so well those high-school times when I used to fly those “engine-less” aircraft. For free. Every holiday, every weekend or off days I would have a well organized schedule, going to the airfield from early morning until late afternoon. Upon reflection, I think […]

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Proud Romanians

We’re Romanians & we’re proud There have been many controversies regarding Romanians abroad. So many TV news, so many newspapers writing about them, so many rumors. Romania`s reputation has been considerably shaken. In most of the European countries, when one has to acknowledge his nationality and […]

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Discover Maramureş County

Discover Maramureş County Many people have heard about Maramureş. The Happy Graveyard from Săpȃnța is known both in the country and abroad. A lot of pictures and images have circulated on the internet. But Maramureș is so much more than that. For those having trouble locating the […]

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Biking in Romania: Bai Mountains

Biking in Romania: Bai Mountains Bai Mountains is one of the most visible mountain ranges in Romania, being just across the road that connects Bucharest to Brașov. Unfortunately, most people don`t even know of their existence, as on the opposite side lies a more spectacular […]

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Discover the city of Oradea

Discover the city of Oradea Oradea, at the immediate border with Hungary, the residence of Bihor county, is a nice city, but not necessarily well-known in the country. On the other hand, many people have already heard about the spas Băile Felix and 1 May, located at a distance […]

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Biking in Romania: Comana Forest

Just 30km away from Bucharest, on the way to Giurgiu, there is a green biking spot, perfect for a weekend escape. Comana Natural Park, as this is its name, consists of Comana Forest, Neajlov Delta and many other fauna small reservations. Its total area is […]

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Discover Satu Mare County

Discover Satu Mare County Have you ever heard about the county Satu Mare ? Did you know that some archaeological researches claim there was life in this region since the Paleolithic Era and trails of the Celtic civilization have also been found here? Did you […]

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About freedom & co

About freedom & co The notion of freedom is truly interesting because its limits are perceived differently by each culture, each country, each religion and each person. Everybody has their own definition of freedom. The events from January 2015 and especially the attempt at the satiric […]

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Some hiking to Curmătura Cottage

Some hiking to Curmătura Cottage There should be a break from the biking tours from time to time. And what else can be nicer than some hiking ? 🙂 Because I absolutely love the Piatra Craiului mountains, today I am going to recommend you an […]

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Biking in Romania: Peștera and Măgura villages

Peștera and Măgura are “must see” destinations in Romania! Located in Piatra Craiului National Park, having Piatra Craiului Massif on one side and Bucegi Mountains on the other,  Peștera and Măgura villages amaze us through their simplicity and picturesque character. The trodden country roads, the […]

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Biking in Romania: Târnava Mare

Biking in Romania: Târnava Mare I have told you about Târnava Mare before, in a previous article. And I will tell you about it in the future, as well, as it`s such an amazing place! Today`s tour comprises 2 smaller bike trails, especially created for […]

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Zig Zag around Romania

Today we have the pleasure to present you a brave initiative of a dynamic team of Romanians that are attached to the geographic and cultural inheritance of the country and have the ambition to open to you every gate of every county and to show you […]

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I never thought I will miss Romania. That Romania that was being unfair to me me every single day. Incorrect. Corrupted. Impolite. That Romania, whose behavior was putting me away. Because there was no room for anything else than nepotism, favoritism or acquaintances.  Because being […]

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Partying at home vs Clubbing

Everybody goes clubbing nowadays for dancing, picking up, having a drink, meeting new people, having fun, having a small chitchat… Everybody crams around endless lines from Thursday to Saturday to book a table or the VIP corner, to enjoy themselves, loosen up, unstress and have […]

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Seaside break

Summer has been here for a while and I’m so excited! I absolutely love sunny days and green spaces, walking in the park in the evening, eating ice cream at lunch and dinner, wearing light dresses and skirts, colourful clothes, going to picnics… but what […]

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Biking in Romania: picnic near Sighișoara

Sighișoara is that Romanian town where “you feel a if you weren’t in Romania”. In a good way, obviously. The bustle of foreigners, the medieval architecture, the friendly cafes, everything makes you feel that you are somewhere in western Europe, but still “home”. So many people, […]

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About couples, friendship and outings with the girls

Generally, when two people meet and begin life as a couple, friends and girlfriends are often relatively bent on the sidelines (especially girlfriends more often, because boys maintain their outings to a certain extent). Women, however, once they stumble upon a potential Prince Charming, do not hesitate […]

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Biking in Romania: Sighișoara-Biertan

Biking in Romania: Sighișoara-Biertan Sighișoara and the whole Târnava Mare County are beautiful all year round but they reach their peak in spring and autumn, when the landscape looks amazing. The seasons` colors from here cannot be compared to anywhere else. The next tour I […]

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Biking in Romania: greeny Tocile village

Late spring. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. We are looking for some biking, now that we reached Tocile. 🙂 Today I am gonna suggest a short tour in the surroundings: through the meadows behind the guest house, across Tocile lake, through both Cisnădie […]

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Biking in Romania: up, to Păltiniș

Since we have arrived arround Sibiu, I`m gonna take advantage of this and I will take you to Păltiniș this time. No, not using the regular road, but through the forest, where we can even pick some blueberries and raspberries. 🙂 This trail is heavier than […]

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Moldavians are beautiful, aren`t they ?

In a world where careers are more important than people, true values hardly find a place. We are craving for stunning CV`s, for money and popularity, management jobs, social recognition or a big number of Facebook likes. But we forget what`s more important… to be […]

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Biking in Romania: Sibiu-Cisnădie

Biking in Romania: Sibiu-Cisnădie I don`t know yet if it`s due to the magical landscapes around Sibiu, to the fresh green or the warm people, but the whole biking trip to Cisnădie was one of the most beautiful ones and it would be such a pity […]

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The urbanizing of folklore

The urbanizing of folklore Until recently, when associating the words “Romania” and “folklore” in the same paragraph, the images that spontaneously came to our minds immediately were those of our grandparents’ house, the rustic villages, the towels and rugs woven on looms, the folk costumes with […]

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Biking in Romania: Moldavia

When I say Moldova, not many people know what it is, where it is situated or how it`s like. Mainly because just across the border there is the Republic of Moldova. Well, to clarify things, there are two different regions: Moldova or Moldavia (engl.) as a […]

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Biking in Romania: Bison Reservation

Biking in Romania: Bison Reservation We all know that Romania isn`t the most perfect country to live in, we all know its con`s and I think every Romanian faced, at least once, the corrupted system, the lack of justice or the deficient public system. But we`re […]

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Traditional motifs are fashionable again

Traditional motifs are fashionable again Strangers often ask me about the typical Romanian customs, the aspects that make our country different. Usually, the questions are directed to the culinary aspects and people wish to try our traditional dishes. However, what inspires me the most about Romania […]

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Romania, an ambivalent country

Romania, an ambivalent country … The year 2014 started with fireworks, champagne, wishes for happiness, health, prosperity … A year that theoretically started pretty well for the Romanians… not for having won the lottery, but because of that optimism and hope that conquer our souls […]

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Lucina Stud

Lucina Stud Beyond the hills of Transylvania, beyond the forests of Bucovina, in the far north of Romania, far away from everything, there is a little  peaceful and quiet corner of nature where the birds sing, the horses play joyfully and time seems to have stopped. […]

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Warm places for cold weather

Warm places for cold weather The winter has officially come so all the outdoor activities are now limited. If we leave aside skiing and snowboard breakaways and we stay in Bucharest, here are few indoor places we can enjoy: 1. Green Tea (tea house) It […]

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Romanian faces

Romanian faces In the city or in small villages. On the street. In the park. Simply going to work or to school. Happy or sad. Curious. Furrowed. Smiley. Expressive. Or just.. Romanian. A small collage of Romanian faces. Natural. Simple.           […]

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