His first trips, with his mother – a geography teacher – consisted of leafing through magazines and atlases. When he wanted to travel the world, the communists didn’t allow him. When the revolution opened the country’s borders, he was broke. When he finally had the money, he didn’t have the time. When he had the time, he also had kids. And so on. Then one day he just took off. Nowadays his mind is always on the move, even when he’s sitting still. His stories have been published in National Geographic, Esquire Romania, LensWork US, and others.
You have no idea how you will react to the humiliation of the beatings, cold cell wall or, maybe, to the true liberation: the burning flash of a bullet fired at the back of the head, during the obligatory daily walk.
There has been a lot of talk about Envy in the PressOne office for the last few weeks. We have a saying in Romania, “Sa Moara Capra Vecinului”. It means “I hope your goat dies too”.
The day I realized that there’s another Transylvania on this earth, I lost my sense of peace. So I decided to go look its people straight in the eyes.
The Electric Castle is 4 day festival drawing young people from around Europe. PressOne founder Voicu Bojan spent two days at the festival to see what it is all about.
Voicu Bojan dusts off his 35-year old bike to rediscover one of Romania’s craziest traditions – Luminația.