Category: Land Inside writings

Bodnant Garden works its mid-May botanical magic. Best of the UK II

With summer here  now, you might be making plans for weekend escapes too. If you drive into the heart of North Wales, across some of its picturesque and remote landscapes, with the purpose of visiting a garden, one might say you are really passionate about your plants and flowers. What if this particular place could…

Trace Powis Castle’s history on the rhododendron path. Best of the UK I

Grey steel evening skies, the unique shades of green and the vivid sunset colours. Tea rooms and castles. Layered gardens and packed gardening centres. Terry Pratchett, Dr. Who and… National Trust. Have you guessed what this is all about? National Trust: the first bite of the best of the UK Whether this best of the…

Romania 2017: A closer look at Romanian protests and political background

We published the first part on recent protests in Romania, with real Romanians’ stories. Today we continue with more witness accounts, as well as in depth analysis by people involved in the events, and their current worries. Media accounts transition from initial reports on Romanians peacefully taking the streets to more in depth analysis of what…

Stories of Romania 2017: How Romanians peacefully took the streets against their Govt (part I)

What has been actually happening in Romania over the last week? International media such as the BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times  and Le Monde report on big scale protests against the Romanian Government, unprecedented since the 1989 upraising against former dictator Ceausescu. (photo by Dan Mihai Balanescu) As a Romanian myself, I regularly check social media for posts…

VIDEO: What about knowing somebody from Eastern Europe?

Would you watch a video about somebody’s home/homeland? Would somebody you did not know, from a country you do not know a lot about, have any chance to gain your attention? How much would you want to learn about somebody from Eastern Europe? The first complex video I ever made, with a very basic tool…