Posts Tagged: romania

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The inside of Dracula’s castle

Very recently I was lucky enough to go on a roadtrip through Europe which started in my home town of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and ended back in Northampton, England. While in Romania, I decided to go on a trip to visit Bran Castle or Dracula’s Castle. Taking the trip involved a bit of stamina as the… Read more »

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Why Visit Romania in the summer?

‘Cause it’s so damn pretty! The Dutch-born Peter Schangen visited Romania with his girlfriend Andreea (Romanian). They took photographs of people and places, dined out, visited museums and old churches and once they returned home, they made this beautiful video:

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Inside a Gypsy Home

This is the life of the people not paying tax “Gypsy Interiors”is a series of portraits capturing the private world of these outwardly loud, vivacious people. Here he finds a rich and profound intimacy, hidden but exhibited among antique furniture, tapestries, paintings, religious images, china, staircases and mirrors, set into large rooms or sometimes minimized… Read more »

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Spring time in Cluj-Napoca

It was a wonderful Ester break and the first thing I did last Friday was jump on the plane and go and see my folks. There were tears of joy, loads of good food (I think I need to go to the gym every day for the next 6 months to work out the cakes… Read more »

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Easter in Romania

For the first time in a few years, the Catholic and the Orthodox Easter fall on the same dates (usually there is a two weeks delay for the Orthodox one). So I thought I would share a normal day on Easter for a Romanian. You get up at 11:30 PM on a Saturday to go… Read more »

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Cluj-Napoca from an Aerial Shot

Whenever my coworkers ask me about my country or where I come from I know what they want to hear – the ugly facts – poverty, gypsies, thief stories and general complaints. They think of Romania like it’s a third world country and I should show my eternal gratitude for walking on English grounds, ’cause… Read more »