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A pair of farmers on the road between the villages of Botiza and Slatioara, in the rural heart of Maramures. Image: Henry Wismayer


Long weekend: Maramures

A refuge for travellers seeking a break from the modern world, Romania’s Maramures province has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. And slowly evolving tourism is helping to preserve its rolling countryside and languid pace of life Read more »

Palace of Parliament, Bucharest


Bucharest: The People’s House

Bucharest's Palace of Parliament is a very big building on an even bigger piece of land. It says something about its sheer enormity that I was seriously considering bribing a security guard to let me out. Read more »