Greetings from the old maritime port of Constanta, on the Black Sea Coast / VIDEO

This summer was like an emotional and professional roller-coaster, that almost drained me out of energy. Many positive things happened, I made another career change and, most important of all, I was blessed to meet wonderful people. However, working almost 24/7 took a toll on me and I decided to leave all behind for one …

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 …