Romania Through Their Eyes – Mark Treon

Mark Treon and I sat down for a conversation about Romania on 7/8/15, in my studio. Mark has been coming to Romania since 1991, has made over 30 trips to the country and has also adopted a child here, which has bound him even closer to the country. He is now renovating three Saxon homes in [...]

Romania Through Their Eyes – Odessa Toma

Episode seven of my interview series, Romania Through Their Eyes, is now live and can be seen on my YouTube channel. It's an interview with Odessa Toma, an American from Louisiana who married a Romanian and moved to Romania. The interview recounts their story and the sacrifices they've made and are making in order to [...]

Romania Through Their Eyes – Damian Galvin

I'm happy to present to you the much awaited sixth episode of Romania Through Their Eyes, the first episode of the show's second season -- an interview with Damian Galvin, a Brit who left behind a job as a Design Manager at Aston Martin in order to live in Romania. Damian moved to Romania four [...]

Romania Through Their Eyes – Paul Hemmerth

This (long-awaited) episode presents the story of Paul Hemmerth, a Saxon born and raised in Romania during Ceausescu's regime, who emigrated to Germany with his family at the age of fourteen, and who came back, drawn inexplicably by the land of his birth, to spend as much time as he can, each year, in the [...]

Romania Through Their Eyes – Chuckk Hubbard

I published the fourth episode of Romania Through Their Eyes late last night. It's an interview with an American, Chuckk Hubbard, who's from Philadelphia. Chuckk's story is interesting, because he chose to come to Romania to be with his Romanian wife, Irina Hasnas. They met while in college. Irina was there on a Fulbright scholarship, [...]

Romania Through Their Eyes – Laurie Webb

The third episode of my show, Romania Through Their Eyes, has just gone live. This interview features Laurie Webb, who is from Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. He moved to Romania about a year ago, and he is currently renovating an old Saxon home in the village of Roandola, Southern Transilvania, in order to turn it into [...]