Category: Discover the World

Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

June 24 has a special significance for both Romanians and all those who appreciate the beauty and meaning of the traditional folk costume. Every year, on June 24, we celebrate The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse and this is what happens around the world this year.

The Magical Garlic

The Magical Garlic

Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, made famous Romania’s belief that garlic wards off the vampires. But, when you start really looking for the truth, things look very different. Romans, Greeks, Indians, Mongolians, Egyptians and so many more share the same belief.

macaques

The Macaques of Monkey Forest in Ubud

The macaques rule over the 12.5 hectares of the The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Bali. It’s the kind of place where you can spend a full day without getting bored. And how can

Top 10 Most Fascinating Facts about Dolphins

It’s not without a good reason why Ancient Greeks called dolphins “hieros ichthys” which means sacred fish. Dolphins are extremely intelligent and full of surprises as you’ll see …

World Wildlife Day 2018

World Wild Life Day 2018

Mother Nature designed an amazing and perfectly working ecosystem that we are destroying each day little by little. World Wildlife Day 2018 & Discovery channel honor today the Big Cats: Predators under Threat

Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

Just as the garlic has been thought to ward off vampires or other evil spirits, it is also found in the mythology of countries as a repellant for what is generally known as Evil Eye. The

Mezuzah

The Mezuzah

Mezuzah is of biblical origin, being mentioned twice Deuteronomy, and therefore carries great weight for any Jewish family. The Hebrew word mezuzah means “doorpost”. The mezuzah itself consists of a small scroll of parchment (k’laf ) contained in a

La Blouse Roumaine

La Blouse Roumaine and Henri Matisse

The Romanian IA or La Blouse Roumaine as it came to be known has a long lasting love story with French painter Henri Matisse. This is their story …

A'topia

A’TOPIA

A’TOPIA is Ciprian Istrate’s first solo show at Galateca Gallery exhibition space. In case you are in Bucharest, take the time and go see A’TOPIA exhibition which is open between July 13 – September 3, 2017.

Vintage Romanian IA

Vintage Romanian IA Exhibition at ParkLake  

June 24 of each year is the day when The International Day of IA is celebrated all over the globe. This story is about Iulia Gorneanu’s exquisite vintage Romanian IA collection.