This Kickstarter project gives us an intimate look into the triumphs and struggles of a famous Romanian architect

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 July 2015

The Romanian architect and aristocrat George Matei Cantacuzino was separated from his family in 1939 and suffered under war, fascism and communism for twenty years, before dying without laying eyes on his wife or children again. His story is one of sacrifice, heartache and above all, the resilience of the human spirit. And in his honour, a documentary is being made by his great-grandson, George Rowell, and a small team of talented young people.

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Genius! New drivers in Romania practice driving theory via Google Maps

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 23 April 2015

When do you yield? Can you park that close to a fire hydrant? And, when do you give way to pedestrians? If you’re a well-seasoned driver, all of these questions will be simple to you, but to help new drivers practice the rules of the road, Bucharest-based Automobile Club of Romania is using Google Maps to teach real-life driving skills.

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This steampunk pub in Romania simply oozes all things nice

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 6 February 2014

What wouldn’t we give to get our butts to the barstools at this cool place in Cluj, Romania? We are literally drooling over these pictures of Joben Bistro. Unfortunately the place appears to be closed for now, but just check out the avant-garde ‘cool industrial meets warm rustic’ steampunk-like decor that is too kickass for […]

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The Merry Cemetery of Romania is filled with art, colour and stories on life

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 10 January 2014

Here is a cemetery like no other. Located in the small Romanian town of Sapanta, the Merry Cemetery as it’s now called, is home to gravestones that use the first person singular and the present tense to give ‘the voice of the deceased an existence’ that seems to continue, ‘interrupted but not stopped by death’. […]

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This fox is ready for his close-up

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Photographers Dan Dinu and Cristian Goga captured this incredible shot of a curious fox taken in St. Ana Lake, Romania. Apparently, the photogenic fox had been raised by a forest ranger, which explains why he was so ready for his close-up.

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R James Feaver

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By Scrappy from Milk Kan in New Photography on Thursday 26 May 2011

My friend R James Feaver has done some amazing photography whilst living out in some of the poorest areas of Romania. Some of my favourite shots are the way he tells the story of Erica and her three children, who live on a rubbish dump in northern Romania. The way he captures the love and bonding of the family is incredible.

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