Monthly Archives: October 2019
Never Mind the Vampires, Here’s Transylvania
After twenty years of living in cities around the world, British writer Mike Ormsby settles in a tiny village in Romania’s fabled Transylvania, where the air is clean, the scenery spectacular, and solitude a balm for the soul. But Mike and his wife Angela discover that their learning curve is as steep as a Carpathian slope. Following his critically acclaimed 2008 debut ‘Never Mind the Balkans, Here’s Romania’, Mike returns with his inimitable wit and sense of wonder. Join him in Transylvania. And never mind the vampires.
“Gives an absolutely spot-on sense of rural life in a changing Transylvania, with cutting insights and wry humour.” Tim Burford, Author, The Rough Guide to Romania”Poignant, immediate, always original. Ormsby is the perfect guide.” Robin Ashenden, Central and Eastern European London Review”The modern world is turning rural Romania upside down and inside out. Mike Ormsby captures well the agony and ecstasy of this transition.” William Blacker, Author, ‘Along The Enchanted Way’ “An excellent blend of dialogue, wit, and irony.” Dr Gabriela Colipca-Ciobanu, Associate Professor, Dunarea de Jos University”Sublime.” Craig Turp, Editor, Bucharest in Your Pocket
Europalia invites Romania for its next festival
Europalia Romania launches in Belgium
The four month long festival brings together electronic composition and traditional mountain music