Coworking models needed in Egypt this November

Up for some desert shoots and hot springs? Somewhere Different is a coworking / coliving space in the Sahara Desert in Egypt. Duncan who runs it is a professional photographer and is looking for some models to help him capture the spirit of staying at Somewhere Different Siwa.  Are you between 25 & 40? Good […]

Traditional Wedding in Maramures

When your neighbour gets married My neighbor got married at the weekend. It’s great to see that some things have not changed in Breb; it’s a matter of time and it will all be different, but for now – life, and weddings, go on like they always did. Except for Johns shoes…. and the girls, […]

The Romaniain Invasion of 2014

A week is a long time in politics they say. It can be a life time in the world of newspapers. A about a week ago I was leaving Bucharest for good and my phone rings “ Hi, from the Mail on Sunday, can you cover the story about the Romanian invasion in 2014 for […]

Dancing with the Gypies

I am putting together a tour called “Dancing with the Gypsies”. It’s not easy, as no Romanian will help me. I am slowly building up my knowledge on what Gypsy tribes do what and where they all live. I am enjoying the research and am amazed at the different cultures there are within the Gypsy […]

A walk beyond the forest

Saturday morning. Mid August, the sun is shining and I step out of my home in Breb with my camera – detestation unknown. I see the neighbors and Georgy Pop making Horinca in Maria’s Casan. We say hi and Pertu our other neighbor appears and tells me to buy his land down at the cross. […]

Transylvania to Ozora

I know it sounds a bit cheesy, but where do you go on holiday when your in the adventure tourist business and in theory live in Paradise? A packaged holiday to Spain? Trek to Nepal? Na – we wanted a holiday. We’ve been travelling for 8 years and have seen the sites, so we decided […]

An Orthodox Easter in Romania

“I rarely go to church at Christmas, but I always go at Easter” This is what I was told when I asked “ How big a deal is Easter here in Romania?” In the UK Easter is, 3 weeks off for the kids and you get the bank holidays, so prime time to bugger off. […]

Traditional Wedding in Maramures, Măriuţa and Laurenţiu Şandor

‘So, being a God Parent, is there anything we have to do?’ I asked “Like say something at the speeches or something?’ ‘Your going to be God Parent Duncan?’ ‘Yes’ ‘When?’ ‘Tomorrow’ ‘Tomorrow? And you don’t know what your supposed to be doing?’ ‘…no’ ‘Have you bought your candles?’ ‘Why do I need candles?’ Watch […]

And they say 2012 is the big one?

A year ago I was living is Siwa Oasis, looking forward to a busy tourist season as there had been no troubles in Egypt for some time. As for Libya our neighbor… well nothing happens there. I had no idea 2011 would work out completely different to how I had planned. Penny and the kids […]