Valentin Șchiopu

During his 12 years as a sports reporter, not a day went by when he wasn’t advised to spend time on “something serious”. The fairy godmothers had him ear-marked for a soccer career, but, in keeping with his physical constitution, he studied chess and philosophy. At 17 he won a contest at a local television station for offering the most profound definition of life. He received a gym membership in exchange, which he never used. He’s a long-time fan of the bands Timpuri Noi, Pulp, and Barcelona.

Articles by Valentin Șchiopu

Valentin Șchiopu / December 8, 2018

The Magnificent Sulimans

‘This is the place for people who enjoy camping out in nature, gathering around a campfire in the evening, perhaps enjoying some mulled wine, some soft guitar. This is the place to discover refreshing silence.’

Valentin Șchiopu / June 15, 2018

Ato and the Romanians

“Do you know the saddest moment in every one of my discussions with Romanians? It’s when young people ask me why I came to this country and then proceed to tell me how horrible it is here."

Valentin Șchiopu / June 15, 2018

Into the Light

97 year old Emil Drăgan’s final desire for Romania. Photo: The hands of Emil Drăgan, a veteran of the War, the Canal and Communist prisons.

Valentin Șchiopu / February 5, 2018

World Champions

Raised in small Moldavian villages just a few kilometers apart, Gianina Beleagă and Ionela Lehaci restore glory to Romanian rowing.

Valentin Șchiopu / December 3, 2017

The new man

Cristian Pășcuță, a chef in Cluj, has learned there is more to life than chasing money.