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Corina Chirileasa
Managing Partner & Shareholder

Corina holds a BA in Journalism and started as a business journalist in Romania in 2005. She became an entrepreneur in 2010, when she founded Romania-Insider.com. Currently based in Northern Romania. Corina is now the Managing Partner of City Compass Media, and manages all of the group's media projects, online, print and events. She is passionate about media trends, business & economic developments, change management. She enjoys life in the countryside, photography, gardening, and spending time with her family and their dogs. Get in touch with her by e-mail: [email protected]

Our Bucharest walks: the Village Museum

The Village Museum in Bucharest has always been an oasis of normality in a sometimes too fast, too consumer-oriented world. Whenever we want to clear our heads a little, we go to the village museum, to see the old houses, and imagine the ways Romanians must have lived in the old days. Some – too few – still preserve those old ways to this day.

To a Romanian, this visit could be a reminder of their roots, a reminder of their region – many people who live in Bucharest comes from elsewhere in Romania – a reminder of their long lost families.

To a foreigner, a walk through the old houses and courtyards full of flowers at the Village Museum is a true discovery of Romania. The second best thing to finding these houses in the middle of dusty villages, somewhere in the country. It is a must to anyone who wants to understand Romania better.

These days, as it got warm, we revisited this open air museum in Bucharest – the little gardens surrounding the houses are all green and flowery, and some even host small vegetables gardens. A great way to spend half a day, or even more in Bucharest. (Be sure to take water with you and something to eat if you plan to take your time there)

Below is a gallery with pictures from the Village Museum on a June morning.

(photo copyright: Corina & Andrei Chirileasa, for Romania-Insider.com)

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Profile picture for user corina.chirileasa
Corina Chirileasa
Managing Partner & Shareholder

Corina holds a BA in Journalism and started as a business journalist in Romania in 2005. She became an entrepreneur in 2010, when she founded Romania-Insider.com. Currently based in Northern Romania. Corina is now the Managing Partner of City Compass Media, and manages all of the group's media projects, online, print and events. She is passionate about media trends, business & economic developments, change management. She enjoys life in the countryside, photography, gardening, and spending time with her family and their dogs. Get in touch with her by e-mail: [email protected]

Our Bucharest walks: the Village Museum

The Village Museum in Bucharest has always been an oasis of normality in a sometimes too fast, too consumer-oriented world. Whenever we want to clear our heads a little, we go to the village museum, to see the old houses, and imagine the ways Romanians must have lived in the old days. Some – too few – still preserve those old ways to this day.

To a Romanian, this visit could be a reminder of their roots, a reminder of their region – many people who live in Bucharest comes from elsewhere in Romania – a reminder of their long lost families.

To a foreigner, a walk through the old houses and courtyards full of flowers at the Village Museum is a true discovery of Romania. The second best thing to finding these houses in the middle of dusty villages, somewhere in the country. It is a must to anyone who wants to understand Romania better.

These days, as it got warm, we revisited this open air museum in Bucharest – the little gardens surrounding the houses are all green and flowery, and some even host small vegetables gardens. A great way to spend half a day, or even more in Bucharest. (Be sure to take water with you and something to eat if you plan to take your time there)

Below is a gallery with pictures from the Village Museum on a June morning.

(photo copyright: Corina & Andrei Chirileasa, for Romania-Insider.com)

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