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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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(Re)Discover Romanian traditions in the heart of Bucharest !

(Re)Discover Romanian traditions in the heart of Bucharest ! Big news everybody: starting today, September 14th, and until Sunday, September 20th, in the Old City Centre of Bucharest, on Lipscani Street number 47, you can join the very first event of the series called “Connect […]

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“Colours of my life” : quality prints and leather items made in Romania

“Colours of my life” by Anca Ștefănescu – quality prints and leather items made in Romania In the past few years, there have been lots of money invested in Romania, most of them coming from abroad: many successful foreign companies have opened offices & shops or have bought goods […]

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Soleta – the house that brings a new lifestyle

Soleta – the house that brings a new lifestyle Secluded into a green oasis, somewhere in the north of Bucharest, lays Soleta zero Energy One, the prototype of a house with a particular appearance. Different, but at the same time using common traditional Romanian architectural […]

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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

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 […]

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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 easy […]

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Anamaria Antoci or the refusal of being a mediocre artist

Anamaria Antoci or the refusal of being a mediocre artist I’ve known Ana for a long time, since I was a child actually and played together at the Children’s Palace in Botosani, where she also joined the gymnastics class. Then we met again in high school, at the ‘Drama […]

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Biking in Romania: Peștera and Măgura villages

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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Missing 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 […]

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Biking in Romania: Brașov-Cheile Grădiștei

Biking in Romania: Brașov-Cheile Grădiștei Today`s route is going to be a little bit longer, so you`ll need about two days if you come from Bucharest. The biking trail starts from Brașov and ends in Cheile Grădiștei, after going through Poiana Brașov, Râșnov and Bran. […]

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Partying at home vs Clubbing

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 […]

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Biking in Romania: a ride in Piatra Craiului Mountains

Biking in Romania: a ride in the Craiului Mountains Piatra Craiului Massif is, probably, one of the most stunning mountains from Romania. Having a longitudinal bearing, displayed from North to South, it amazes us through its limestone summits, its sharp-edged peaks, its mountain gorges (such […]

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Biking in Romania: the Elderflower juice from Saschiz

Biking in Romania: the Elderflower juice from Saschiz Not so many know about Saschiz, an old saxon settlement dating from the XIIIth century, just 20 km away from Sighișoara. The place is found approximately half way between Sighișoara and Bunești – the start for the […]

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Seaside break

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… […]

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Biking in Romania: picnic near Sighișoara

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, […]

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About couples, friendship and outings with the girls

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 […]

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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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About Maria Dermengiu and metaphorical painting

About Maria Dermengiu and metaphorical painting Everybody wants to earn money, to support the family, to pay the invoices, the rent, to succeed in going on holidays to beautiful places where they can rest, to go to a performance occasionally, to change their minds, to […]

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Biking in Romania: greeny Tocile village

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 […]

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Biking in Romania: up, to Păltiniș

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 […]

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Moldavians are beautiful, aren`t they ?

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 […]

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Let me see your living room to tell you who you are

Let me see your living room to tell you who you are A work  colleague told me a few days ago he saw a French article about Romanians’ awful taste in interior design. It wasn’t a personal critic, but it was the actual title of the article. […]

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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: "Emil Cioran" cyclotouristic route

Biking in Romania: “Emil Cioran” cyclotouristic route Another trail that we enjoyed takes us to Sibiu, this time. More exactly, the surroundings of Sibiu, towards the saxon village Rășinari. This route – the “Emil Cioran” cyclotouristic route – was launched on November 9, 2013. We also […]

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Biking in Romania: Moldavia

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 […]

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There’s no one in the whole wide world like your mum

There’s no one in the whole wide world like your mum I intended to write this post a long time ago, as a compliment to my dear and sweet mum, but I couldn’t find the right words. I didn’t know how to begin. I had hard […]

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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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The Alpine Sea of the Ceahlău Mountains

The Alpine Sea of the Ceahlău Mountains The first time I heard about the Alpine Sea was a couple of years ago, when one of my friends was lucky enough to see such an event in the Ceahlău Mountains. To be honest, at the beginning I didn`t […]

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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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Andra Ojog plants eco-friendly thoughts in Romania, too

Andra Ojog plants eco-friendly thoughts in Romania, too We continue the series of portraits and interviews with a young woman from Botosani who succeeded in arousing the admiration of many people in the past years all over the country, both because of her physical appearance, but […]

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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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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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