An interview with Brian Clement and Anna Maria Gahns-Clement

Back in March, Ligia and I attended a retreat organized by Do Good Academy on a mountaintop in the region of Brasov, Romania. At that retreat, I sat down with the co-directors of the Hippocrates Health Institute, Brian Clement and Anna Maria Gahns-Clement, for an interview that focused on the questions asked most frequently about raw food by Romanians. The interview was then featured in the July episode of De Vorba cu Ligia, one of our web shows here in Romania. Since the interview was recorded in English, I thought you might enjoy it as well.

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 the village of Richis and plans to turn them into an inn.

This is the tenth episode of “Romania Through Their Eyes”, a show featuring interviews with foreigners living in Romania. The show’s purpose is to get their impressions about the country and to start a dialogue which will lead to a greater understanding of the issues facing Romanians and Romania.

Music: “Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op. 52” by Frederic Chopin, performed by Frank Levy. Track is public domain, obtained from Musopen.org.

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Released 7/13/15

Romania Through Their Eyes – Tom Lovelock (Second Interview)

Raoul Pop and Tom Lovelock

Four years and two months after the first interview with Tom Lovelock, we sit down for a second time and talk about Romania.

Tom Lovelock is a retired sales manager for Jaguar and an ex-policeman from the UK, who moved to Romania together with his wife five years ago (at the time of filming this episode).

This is the ninth episode of “Romania Through Their Eyes”, a show featuring interviews with foreigners living in Romania. The show’s purpose is to get their impressions about the country and to start a dialogue which will lead to a greater understanding of the issues facing Romanians and Romania.

Music: “Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op. 52” by Frederic Chopin, performed by Frank Levy. Track is public domain, obtained from Musopen.org.

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Released 4/17/15

Romania Through Their Eyes – Debbie Stowe

Episode eight of RTTE is now live on YouTube. This month you’ll see Debbie Stowe, a British journalist, who’s been living in Romania for the past 9 years and has found her home, her partner and her career here.

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Released 3/19/12

Enjoy the insights!

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 live in the country with their three children, two girls and one boy.

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Released 1/4/12

If you’d like to keep in touch with Odessa and her life, here’s her blog. You can also find her on Facebook.

As always, I welcome your feedback!

Happy New Year!

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 years ago and lives near Brasov where he manages properties (his own and those of his clients). He travels frequently through Romania to manage the various properties, and he also “commutes” between Romania and the UK, to keep his affairs there in order as well.

I’d initially planned to release this episode at the start of the month; busy schedules and editing issues intervened. However, the episode is so interesting that it’s worth the wait!

One last thing: the first season was broadcast in 720p. With this second season, I’ve started to broadcast in 1080p.

Enjoy!

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Released 11/25/11

“The Princess Bride” cast reunite after 24 years

The cast of “The Princess Bride“, one of my all-time favorite movies, reunited recently for a photoshoot featured in Entertainment Weekly, and they gave a couple of interviews afterwards.

What a great movie, and what a great cast! I’m so glad the movie is still well-liked today!