Giles Whittel, The Times: Beautiful Romania has moved with the times

”It’s been a while since I crashed my bike into a traffic barrier at the bottom of the long descent to Cluj-Napoca, but in a sense that’s the point, isn’t it?”, says Giles Whittel, columnist at The Times.”Back then, Romania was still coming down off the adrenalin rush of its revolution. Its second city was not a safe or happy place. Ethnic Hungarians glared at ethnic Romanians and blamed them for Ceausescu. Food was scarce and too expensive for almost everyone, including me”, says also the British journalist.

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