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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

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09 November 2021

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

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Romania Insider
22 December 2010

Brasov was the capital of the Barsa Land, and is today an upcoming city – undoubtedly you will notice the recently built shopping malls and industrial estates as well as the sites still in development at the outskirts. The city looks back on 800 years of turbulent history at the point of intersection between Orient and Occident.

Romania Insider
21 December 2010

I suppose ‘Count Kálnoky’s Guesthouse’ in Miclosoara is no secret anymore, as this place has been in the media regularly and not only because of the occasional visits of the Prince of Wales. Miclosoara is about one hour north of Brasov in Szeklerland, Covasna County. So instead of Romanian, one is better advised to speak Hungarian with the local people.

Romania Insider
15 December 2010

Romania is regrettably, for one reason or the other - leaving Bucharest aside - not yet blessed with too many great hotels and accommodation venues. Finding a decent and satisfactory place for the night too often remains a lottery with only a few hits and far too many miss options. You will find plenty of Casas, Penisuneas or Hotels spread all over the country; but, unfortunately too often built only for the quick buck or without any knowledge or understanding of what the traveler needs and expects. Worse even if both are the case!

Romania Insider
14 December 2010

Sinaia is more than a mountain resort where travelers flock during winter time. It's a place filled with history and stories, a week-end destination all year round. Discover some of these stories below. You can read more in the recent Bucharest, Romania and Beyond Guide published by City Compass - how to get the guide, here.

Romania Insider
14 December 2010

'tis is the season to be outdoorsy! Choose one of the Bucharest ice skating rinks listed below. Most of them provide ice skates for rent. The cost of an entry ticket is usually RON 10, while renting the ice skates will cost an extra RON 10 or RON 15. Enjoy your winter holiday in Bucharest!

Romania Insider
13 December 2010

Street celebrations and street shops return to Bucharest during the winter season. This year, a couple of new Christmas markets have emerged – such as the one in the Old Town, an area of Bucharest which has flourished. See below the list of Christas markets and fairs in Bucharest. Drop us a line if you find a new one and we'll write about it.

05 December 2010

Despite being one of the closest travel destinations to Bucharest, Buzau county is widely unknown by tourists as it has not been included in publicised tourist programs- up until now. Romania Business Insider will publish a series of articles about travel destinations in Buzau county. The articles are provided by Monteoru Renaissance, a local tourism development association which has recently launched an initiative to promote the region.

Romania Insider
03 December 2010

Romania is a rich country when it comes to traditions and superstitions. Modern Romanians only keep a few of them, but more of the local traditions can be discovered in the countryside, in remote areas of the country. Romania-Insider.com presents some of the winter traditions and customs in Romania that you are likely to witness during December, if you spend your holidays in the country. If you learned of a custom and you'd like to share, drop us an e-mail at editor@romania-insider.com.

Romania Insider
22 December 2010

Brasov was the capital of the Barsa Land, and is today an upcoming city – undoubtedly you will notice the recently built shopping malls and industrial estates as well as the sites still in development at the outskirts. The city looks back on 800 years of turbulent history at the point of intersection between Orient and Occident.

Romania Insider
21 December 2010

I suppose ‘Count Kálnoky’s Guesthouse’ in Miclosoara is no secret anymore, as this place has been in the media regularly and not only because of the occasional visits of the Prince of Wales. Miclosoara is about one hour north of Brasov in Szeklerland, Covasna County. So instead of Romanian, one is better advised to speak Hungarian with the local people.

Romania Insider
15 December 2010

Romania is regrettably, for one reason or the other - leaving Bucharest aside - not yet blessed with too many great hotels and accommodation venues. Finding a decent and satisfactory place for the night too often remains a lottery with only a few hits and far too many miss options. You will find plenty of Casas, Penisuneas or Hotels spread all over the country; but, unfortunately too often built only for the quick buck or without any knowledge or understanding of what the traveler needs and expects. Worse even if both are the case!

Romania Insider
14 December 2010

Sinaia is more than a mountain resort where travelers flock during winter time. It's a place filled with history and stories, a week-end destination all year round. Discover some of these stories below. You can read more in the recent Bucharest, Romania and Beyond Guide published by City Compass - how to get the guide, here.

Romania Insider
14 December 2010

'tis is the season to be outdoorsy! Choose one of the Bucharest ice skating rinks listed below. Most of them provide ice skates for rent. The cost of an entry ticket is usually RON 10, while renting the ice skates will cost an extra RON 10 or RON 15. Enjoy your winter holiday in Bucharest!

Romania Insider
13 December 2010

Street celebrations and street shops return to Bucharest during the winter season. This year, a couple of new Christmas markets have emerged – such as the one in the Old Town, an area of Bucharest which has flourished. See below the list of Christas markets and fairs in Bucharest. Drop us a line if you find a new one and we'll write about it.

05 December 2010

Despite being one of the closest travel destinations to Bucharest, Buzau county is widely unknown by tourists as it has not been included in publicised tourist programs- up until now. Romania Business Insider will publish a series of articles about travel destinations in Buzau county. The articles are provided by Monteoru Renaissance, a local tourism development association which has recently launched an initiative to promote the region.

Romania Insider
03 December 2010

Romania is a rich country when it comes to traditions and superstitions. Modern Romanians only keep a few of them, but more of the local traditions can be discovered in the countryside, in remote areas of the country. Romania-Insider.com presents some of the winter traditions and customs in Romania that you are likely to witness during December, if you spend your holidays in the country. If you learned of a custom and you'd like to share, drop us an e-mail at editor@romania-insider.com.

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