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.
‘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.’
“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."
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.
Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor has powerful words for students at her former school in Cluj.
For eight months in 1958, Gertrud Bader was an unlikely messenger between the anti- Communist prisoners in the Gherla Penitentiary and their loved ones.
Raised in small Moldavian villages just a few kilometers apart, Gianina Beleagă and Ionela Lehaci restore glory to Romanian rowing.
Cristian Pășcuță, a chef in Cluj, has learned there is more to life than chasing money.
Andrei Soveresan’s run across the rim of the Carpathian Mountains from the Ukrainian to Serbian border.