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What’s on in Bucharest for 2020

  Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname...

7 unforgettable things to see in Bucharest in 2020

Must-see attractions in Bucharest credit to Travel2Romania.com for the article A vibrant city, full of amazing landmarks and exciting things to do, Bucharest is one of the most...

Top 10 Romanian food dishes to try this Christmas

Below are my recommended top 10 list of foods to try this holiday season.  Traditional Romanian dishes bring together a mix of ingredients and...

Fiction – Zalmoxis, ruler of the underworld

Reading time: 14 minutes, please LIKE and share if you enjoy this. Tags: Romanian King/ God, Love, death, life, sadness, joy, family, one true love,...

The Ultimate guide to moving to Bucharest – a toolkit

This is the definitive one-stop-shop guide for ex-pats, re-pats and Romanians moving to Bucharest. Everything you might wish to know from where to live,...
The Lady Of The Lake

Fiction -The Lady Of The Lake…..Snagov

A work of fiction, by Damian Galvin. Please like and share. BackgroundArchaeologists have confirmed human presence of inhabitants near Snagov lakes,north  of Bucharest, from 400...

Fiction – Black Heart, a tale of Jealousy

A work of fiction, by Damian Galvin. This is a fictional story, a tale.of good & bad, revenge & karma, bullying & the impact it...

Fiction – Smaranda, the Supergranny of abandoned cats (Bunicuta Pisicilor)

Smaranda Creanga, was at first appearances a simple, hardworking grandmother, mother in fact to Ion Creanga & wife of Stefan. She outlived her beloved...

Fiction – A swan in the evening – a love found, and lost

Please like and share this story if you appreciate it. One calm evening, a beautiful female Swan was sailing across Cuejdel Lake, near the town...

Romanian Mythology: The Sorcerer Solomonar

Known as both good and wicked, the Solomonar is revered as the great sorcerer of wind, thunder and storms, ruler of all lakes, high...

The Romania I love – in pictures

Romania is a stunningly beautiful place & these pictures go some way to remind us of this, through the lens of a camera. I...

Overcoming loneliness

Adapted from the work of Karyn Hall Ph.D. Being an expat in Romania, as beautiful & wonderful as the experience undoubtedly can be, it can...

Why we need art in our lives more than ever

Imagine a not so distant future, the globe is roamed by two major camps – of people and robots. The robots are increasingly taking all...

Fiction – The mysterious Salmon of Wisdom of Balea Lake

A work of fiction, by Damian Galvin. Reading time: 5 minutes. Please like and share if you enjoy this. Tags: Dacian Warrior, fishing, hunting, wild animals,...

Făt-Frumos, Beautiful Son

Reading time: 3 minutes Tags: Romanian King, Queen & Prince, eternity, death, life, false values, yearning parents,  family, If you like the story, please share it....

Fiction – The May Day Witch of Targu Jiu

Reading time: 5 minutes. please Like and share if you enjoy this. Tags: Romanian traditional life, farming, Shepperd, magic, theft, Targu jiu If you like the...

Fiction – The legend of Ceygar and the magical forest of Hoia Baciu

reading time: 10 minutes Please LIKE and share if you enjoy the story. Tags: Remove term: Cluj Napoca Cluj NapocaRemove term: fairies fairiesRemove term: Hoia Baciu forest Hoia Baciu...

Fiction – The Legend of Pasha, the King’s cat

Reading time: 31 minutes Tags: Romanian King, Princess, Prince, King Mihai of Romania, Giants, Magical black cat, war, honour, bravery, Bran, Sinaia, Peles Castle, forgotten...

Witness the best of Bucharest

BY MONICA SUMA At the confluence of East and West, Bucharest rose above its communist past into a city whose historical influences are reflected in the...

Travel Diary: From the Black Horse Pub (Shipston) to Black Sea (Vama Veche)

It’s been a tough & eventful year in many ways & the year has flown by.  After a very busy 3 weeks in the...