Orăștie Is a Paradise


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Orăștie Is a Paradise

Come and meet its angels.

Orăștie is a Romanian town so small, it is almost impossible to bump into anyone on the street. It's a ghost city except on Friday and Saturday nights, when faces that you have never seen before appear from nowhere inside pubs. After the pub closes, people go to the one place in town that is open after hours—a shit hole called Las Vegas—and dance to traditional Romanian music.

You might think I hate the place, but I don't. Orăștie is a paradise of randomness, even if it feels like nothing new happens there.


Does your town or city qualify for paradise status? Feel free to send us your pitches. Don't be shy.

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Berlin / Rotterdam / Reykjavik / Wootton Bassett / Brighton / Bristol