Romania

covasna romania

Castles, Counts, caverns and (potentially) record-breaking chimney cakes… we sent our palinka-loving correspondent Josh Ferry-Woodard to track down the best things to see and do in Covasna, Romania. Covasna County is a beautiful, bucolic region of Transylvania. It’s a place largely untouched by the hands of change: where many families…

castle daniel covasna romania

Two nights in the Countess’ Boudoir? Don’t mind if we do! Urban Travel Blog sends our intrepid reporter to the Covasna region of Romania, where he checks himself into the ancestral home of the Daniel family… In A Nutshell Castle Hotel Daniel is a boutique hotel set in a renovated…

bucharest-guide

As Western Europe becomes ever more orderly, ballsy Bucharest remains one of the roguish cowboys of the wild wild East. Long time city chronicler, Craig Turp, offers his tips for riding the Romanian rodeo… Few cities in Europe do chaos as well as the Romanian capital. The thousands of identikit, communist-era apartment blocks…

sneaker-pimps

Custom painted sneakers, upcycled skateboards and Romanian designed streetwear… Duncan Rhodes calls in on the Sole & Shape expo and meets the cool kids on the cutting edge of Bucharest’s urban fashion. Oh God those Romanian shots are strong, I lament, dragging myself with great difficulty from under the eider of…

bucharest-bookshops-soft

With e-readers and online markets threatening book shops with extinction around the world, Duncan Rhodes is intrigued to discover that Bucharest’s “librării” have evolved to become curators of all things cultural and cool…