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Inside Romania's Monument to Megalomania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're having an amazing time, filming "The Best of Romania" for a new TV show (which will air with our new series on public television this fall). In ...

Modernized disasters: Real estate interests and corruption mutilate Bucharest's historical buildings

Raluca Besliu | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

The Nanu-Muscel House is one of the solitary architectural jewels left to remind Bucharest, Romanian's capital, of its pre-communist glory. Its resemb...

Romanian Orphan Uninvited To Christmas By Adoptive Parents After Coming Out As Gay

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

When Florin Helf was born, he was abandoned by his birth mother in at a Romanian hospital. A long seven and a half years later, Florin ran through an airport into the arms of his new adoptive mother yelling the only English word he knew "Mommy!"

Skydiving Santa Dangles From Lamppost After Parachute Crash

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Weird News

A skydiving Kris Kringle crashed into a lamppost on Christmas Day in footage posted online. Santa Claus is seen parachuting into the Romanian capital ...

7 Foodie Restaurants in Eastern Europe

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

The former communist bloc hasn't yet hit Michelin's radar but it has many star worthy restaurants and stellar chefs. The Iron Curtain has been pulled ...

Death Toll In Romania Fire Rises To 41, Ex-Mayor Arrested

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.07.2015 | World

BUCHAREST, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Nine people died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a fire at a nightclub in Romania eight days ago, bringing the num...

Romanian Nightclub Fire Leaves 27 Dead And 155 Injured

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | World

BUCHAREST, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A fire and explosion in a Bucharest nightclub killed 27 people and injured 155 during a rock concert that featured firew...

The World's Heaviest Building in Bucharest

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 10.19.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

We've seen a lot of superlatives in our four years as global nomads, but in Bucharest we met up with a unique one: the world's heaviest building. During the 1980s dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu decided Romania should have a massive world-class building to reflect the country's might.

Music Festivalgoers Can Give Blood In Exchange For Discounted Tickets

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News

This music festival vants to suck your blood! But safely and sanitarily, through a proper blood donation system -- that results in a free or discounte...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (3): Bucharest

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 07.17.2016 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Have a ride with an old tram, take cooking lessons, go to a pool party, have a gourmet breakfast, eat a fabulous gelato, ride a horse, listen to live music or go to a theater show, or even have a riveting ride with a helicopter. So pack your bags and book your flight!

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (2): Bucharest

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Today I'll introduce you just a few of the attractions of Bucharest, following that in a future article to come with impressive details and secrets of this European city you have to put it on your bucketlist.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

The Accidental Activist

John Feffer | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
John Feffer

I didn't have a chance to interview Munteanu in 1990 when I was in Romania because he was still in detention. But I met him last year for a conversation in Bucharest. I was surprised to discover that the activist who had captivated huge audiences of protestors for weeks at a time in 1990 never particularly relished that role.

Playing Party Politics in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
John Feffer

Political parties in East-Central Europe are like amoebas. They are constantly splitting apart (mitosis) and then banding together in coalitions (aggregation). For someone coming from a U.S. context of two relatively stable parties, the political scene in East-Central Europe seems hopelessly complex. That goes double for Romania.

Lesser Known Capitals of Europe: Bucharest, Romania

Bart van Poll | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Bart van Poll

If you're planning a visit to beautiful Bucharest, look up the listed landmarks and historic sights that made the city what it is today. But don't forget to add a locals' component, as they are obviously a large part of the city's life and ambiance.

An Architect of Change

John Feffer | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
John Feffer

Nicolae Ceausescu was not exactly a team player. His most ambitious infrastructure plan was for the Romanian capital itself. In the 1980s, he implemented a huge "urban renewal" project that destroyed a large chunk of the historic center of Bucharest.

5 Reasons Bucharest Is the Paris of Eastern Europe (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Alas, give yourself four to five days to see Romania's neoclassical treasure.

A Visit to the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Last year, the Centre presented an exhibition about Ukrainian art, this year, new art from Romania is the focus of an extensive group show that is titled A Few Grams of Red, Yellow, Blue and features artists such as Mircea Cantor and Victor Man.

Promoting a Molecular Revolution in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

Romania has come a long way on LGBT issues. Homosexuality was illegal in the country up until 1996. Public manifestations of homosexuality were decriminalized only in 2000, and the last discriminatory law was repealed in 2002.

Movie Review: Charlie Countryman

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fredrik Bond's Charlie Countryman is an intriguing directorial debut: a blend of the madcap and the maniacal, a movie that mixes tones in ways that shouldn't work but do.

Young Man on the Run: Catching Up With Shia LaBeouf and Charlie Countryman

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

Shia LaBeouf can't keep still. That's what stands out when you meet the voluble 27 year-old star of the new indie thriller-romance Charlie Countryman.

Women's World: Dealers, Divas and Curators Reconceptualize Vienna

Simon Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

The Fair was crackling with energy, underscored by the exotic presence of artists from Albania, Almaty and Azerbaijan, and exhibitions flown in from Prishtina, Kosovo and Tbilisi, Georgia. There were also a lively talks program and bevy of imaginative social events.

Adventures in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 09.20.2013 | Travel
John Feffer

For one day in Romania, I decided to go off the grid, more or less.

Men With Alzheimer's Form Deep Bond

Marie Marley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

They reminded me of two little girls sitting on a bench, dangling their legs while waiting for the school bus. I was delighted -- though dazed -- that Ed had made a friend, and so quickly at that.