Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:19

THE LAND OF DRACULA

Head to Romania to track real-life bloodsucker more terrible than the fictional one

Published in Foreign Travel
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:36

ROMANIA'S FORTIFIED CHURCHES

Fortifications are not something out of the ordinary in Transylvania. They define the Transylvanian landscape as much as the thick forests of the Carpathians, and are so ubiquitous that one stops paying particular attention to them after visiting the most popular ones, including the supposed Dracula haunt at Bran Castle and atmospheric Sighişoara.

Published in Foreign Travel
Friday, 02 June 2017 11:26

IAŞI SURPRISES

The lady at the ticket booth of the Iaşi Philharmonic Orchestra is surprised. She is not used to seeing tourists entering the building and asking for tickets for a classical concert. We, too, are surprised. We are not used to tickets for classical concerts costing about 18 euros for two.

Published in Foreign Travel
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:46

DICTATOR'S DREAM COME TRUE

MPs, tourists and ghosts roam former palace of Nicolae Ceaușescu in Bucharest

Published in Foreign Travel
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:20

PAINTED CHURCHES OF BUKOVINA

Late Mediaeval frescoes, candle-lit cemeteries in one of Romania's least known areas

Published in Foreign Travel
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:51

JAIL AT LAND'S END

Intellectuals and politicians suffered and perished in Sighetu political prison

Published in Vagabond Features
Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:04

BRAŞOV

Home of the blackest church, biggest bell and narrowest street in Romania

Published in Foreign Travel
Monday, 03 December 2012 13:00

CONSTANTA, ROMANIA

What Ovid hated in Antiquity holds some pleasant surprises in modernity
Published in Foreign Travel
Friday, 01 May 2009 16:10

A TALE OF SEVEN CASTLES

From the Pied Piper to Ceausescu, the Saxons of Transylvania have linked East and West for 800 years

Published in Foreign Travel

Society

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

An excerpt from Shadow Journey: A Guide to Elizabeth Kostova's Bulgaria and Eastern Europe

Vagabond Interviews

A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

As AIG celebrates its 100 birthday, Christina Lucas, General Manager for Bulgaria, shares more on the company's achievements and future

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