Last weekend we went to Cluj and on Saturday we had a road trip in the Cluj and Salaj districts in search of some beautiful places, 100% authentic Romanian culture and nature. Our first stop was the Banffy Castle, in the Bontida village, 30 km far from Cluj, in the direction of Dej.
The most talked about dance album of 2013. You might have heard about this LP….. After a pre-release campaign that took on Hollywood-esque proportions, French pair Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter return as Daft Punk with their fourth studio album Random Access Memories sporting a A-list cast of guests and contributors.
The weekend that has just passed was one of those weekends that made me think to myself : ‘Boy, am I happy that summer started in May this year!’ We went camping for two days on the Moaşa Valley, a small river, somewhere 30 kilometers far from Sibiu and had a lovely weather and a great time.
Oana R. Ghiocel, an American filmmaker born in Romania, and Dr. Robert M. Schoch, Boston University Professor and a world-renowned geologist investigate enigmatic structures in the Wild Carpathian Mountains of Romania. The documentary searches the deep roots of the oldest European civilization, retracing its origins to the primordial human culture of Old Europe that left its traces on the archeological records, legends and myths around the world, on our current institutions and many of our society’s religious practices. The Great Sphinx of Carpathian is the legacy of a highly sophisticated spiritual people.
Summer has come earlier than expected in Romania this year. We are only in May and the temperature is constantly reaching 30 degrees almost every day. Sounds a bit hot, but it also sounds like a good time to start the road trips that we have been planning all winter long.
1st of May is a bank holiday in Romania, so we took advantage of this and had a short vacation, especially since we also celebrated Easter on the 6th of May. The destination of our first trip was somewhere far, in a place we like to say about ‘you hang the map on the wall’.
The Maramures area of Romania is situated in the upper north part of the country, where tradition still makes the rules, where simple values are still considered important, where people are nice and friendly and where the mountains take your breath when looking at them. We had 4 days to experience all this and we came back more peaceful, feeling like better people.
Dark Entries present the debut album of contemporary British band Linea Aspera. Linea Aspera is the London duo of Ryan Ambridge (Synths/Programming) and Alison Lewis (Vocals/Synths).