Romania Articles

Transylvania I

July 15, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

My friend, Trish, has a daughter, Caroline, who went on a talk show for kids in New York City when she was 3 years old. Somehow the subject of vampires came up, whereupon Caroline informed the host that, “Vampires comes from Pennsylvania.” Trish came to visit me in Romania last... read more

Ten Famous Romanians +2

July 11, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: Castel Peleș, Sinaia 1. News of the death of Elie Wiesel, the writer and human rights advocate, on July 2 reminded me that he was born in Romania. His holocaust story Night (1960), a shortened version of a memoir originally written in Yiddish, was first published in France... read more

My Favorite Restaurant in Bucharest

July 9, 2016 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’ll get right to it: my favorite restaurant in Bucharest is Torna Fratre. The address is Strada Tunari 34, Sector 2. Food. The first criterion in judging a restaurant is, of course, the food. I have eaten here many times. I can say that whenever I’ve been here and whatever... read more