Another Snowless Christmas

Another snowless Christmas in Bucharest—I’ve gotten used to them, but still… If it wasn't for the tree mother set up in the living room, the decorations in the shops and on the streets, and the Christmas Market under the Palace of the Parliament, I may not have even noticed the coming and going of Christmas … Continue reading Another Snowless Christmas

The Most Beautiful Apartment in Bucharest?

Over the weekend, I had the chance to stay in an enchanting apartment. It’s one of the perks of being a writer, you know—you look for inspiration in beautiful places... PS: Can you guess which hat is mine? PPS: Should you ever travel to Bucharest, let me know and I'll help you find this wonderful … Continue reading The Most Beautiful Apartment in Bucharest?

Midnight Park

Velvet quiet, wise lamps, lakes like oil spills, statues that wink behind you, and the soft flutter of sleepless birds... What's there not to like about a midnight park? And then you have the occasional oddball… Such as the Frenchwoman who was talking to herself and gesticulating fiercely on lone alleys, and then turned away … Continue reading Midnight Park