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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 

 

24 March 2021

Favored because of their beautiful surroundings, cabins and chalets offer smaller-sized accommodation in quiet, remote

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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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16 March 2021

After many years of waiting, Bucharest finally has a direct train link to its biggest airport - the Henri Coanda...

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

The premises of the current Atheneum used to host a monastery built in 1764 by Mihai Cantacuzino, the son of Matei Cantacuzino Magureanu. The monastery was surrounded by an orchard named Vacareasca's Orchard, taking by the name of Mihai's wife, Elena Vacarescu, who had received it as dower.

Romania Insider
12 August 2010

he Muddy Volcanoes in Buzau county are not the volcanoes you would expect. They're not the big, real volcanoes that scare off people and clog the European airspace with volcanic ash. Not by far. But they're a pretty amazing thing, hidden somewhere in the Buzau mountains.

Romania Insider
04 August 2010

If you want to see a bit of the wild Romania and discover the beauty of the Carpathian mountains, we could recommend a hand full of places to go. This week we'll take you to Moldova, in the Ceahlau and Hasmas mountain massifs. It is a trip you should make by car to fully enjoy it– rent one for a couple of days, if needed.

Romania Insider
29 July 2010

While 'the eternal flame in Andreiasu' is the generic name, there's more than one flame burning in Vrancea county, where Andreiasu mountain locality is located.

It all starts with gaseous hydrocarbons emissions – some of which have the so-called 'spontaneous combustion'. Which means the gas will turn to flames once it reaches the air, but they can also be ignited

Romania Insider
12 July 2010

Personal travel planner Anca Nichifor writes about places she has taken tourists to: Biertan, Copsa Mare, Dobrogea vineyards, Dobrogea caves and Esmahan Sultan mosque. "My job allows me to spend quite some time traveling across Romania and despite this, it has been hard for me to see Romania through the eyes of the tourist."

Romania Insider
25 June 2010

If you want to discover a bit of the real Romania, get away from the dusty capital city and get to know some of the country's natural beauties while diving into spirituality and history, then the painted monasteries in Moldova are a great choice. Read about Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita, Putna, Humor and Arbore monasteries in Bucovina.

Romania Insider
30 August 2010

The premises of the current Atheneum used to host a monastery built in 1764 by Mihai Cantacuzino, the son of Matei Cantacuzino Magureanu. The monastery was surrounded by an orchard named Vacareasca's Orchard, taking by the name of Mihai's wife, Elena Vacarescu, who had received it as dower.

Romania Insider
12 August 2010

he Muddy Volcanoes in Buzau county are not the volcanoes you would expect. They're not the big, real volcanoes that scare off people and clog the European airspace with volcanic ash. Not by far. But they're a pretty amazing thing, hidden somewhere in the Buzau mountains.

Romania Insider
04 August 2010

If you want to see a bit of the wild Romania and discover the beauty of the Carpathian mountains, we could recommend a hand full of places to go. This week we'll take you to Moldova, in the Ceahlau and Hasmas mountain massifs. It is a trip you should make by car to fully enjoy it– rent one for a couple of days, if needed.

Romania Insider
29 July 2010

While 'the eternal flame in Andreiasu' is the generic name, there's more than one flame burning in Vrancea county, where Andreiasu mountain locality is located.

It all starts with gaseous hydrocarbons emissions – some of which have the so-called 'spontaneous combustion'. Which means the gas will turn to flames once it reaches the air, but they can also be ignited

Romania Insider
12 July 2010

Personal travel planner Anca Nichifor writes about places she has taken tourists to: Biertan, Copsa Mare, Dobrogea vineyards, Dobrogea caves and Esmahan Sultan mosque. "My job allows me to spend quite some time traveling across Romania and despite this, it has been hard for me to see Romania through the eyes of the tourist."

Romania Insider
25 June 2010

If you want to discover a bit of the real Romania, get away from the dusty capital city and get to know some of the country's natural beauties while diving into spirituality and history, then the painted monasteries in Moldova are a great choice. Read about Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita, Putna, Humor and Arbore monasteries in Bucovina.

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