Romania in a new light

Winter: Seeking warmth among historic monasteries in the weeks before Romania joined the European Union.
In a new light

In a new light

Joining the EU brings with it promise, demands -- and anxiety.

Old gold

During the past 40 years, as communism and then capitalism descended upon Romania's rural villages, Corneliu Bucur preserved the details of life tied to the land.

Romania: Night Train to Transylvania

The agent at Hertz said it would be a few minutes before the car was ready, so I walked past the taxi drivers and the family members waiting for arrivals to the far end of the Bucharest airport terminal, and the "coffee right" cafe...
More of Tom's blog from Romania


Journeying west to east as ideas and identities struggle to take root in the Asian arc of Turkey.


Measuring changing climates beneath the midnight sun at an Arctic outpost of Norway.


Between expression and repression during darkening days at the geographic center of Europe.

About the series

Writer Tom Haines reflects on the origins of a year at the edge.