How I got to be one of Rick Steves’ tour guides in Romania

To guide Rick Steves is the ultimate test of one's guiding skills, and I was lucky enough to have that privilege thanks to Ciprian Slemco. I will never forget that October evening when Ciprian called me saying there is somebody who would like to talk to me. Then he passed me Cameron Hewitt, Rick's co-writer, …

Origins of the Romanian language

In my opinion, Romance languages have a sort of musicality, while Germanic or Slavic languages seem quite harsh-sounding dialects. Therefore, I would love to have a magic wand to give me the ability to understand how Romanian language sounds for foreign travelers (if you want to hear me speaking in Romanian, you can watch the …

VIDEO. The challenge of being a tour guide in Bucharest

When I began training to become a tour guide, in 2013, I wasn't sure this was the right career for me. Eight months later I had no doubts anymore as I understood my goal: encouraging people see Romania in a different light. If only one of my tourists would speak highly about their trip to …