Paul Wood

Paul Wood

Paul Wood read History and Law at Queens' College, Cambridge. He fell in love with Romania when he first visited in 1990 and has lived there since 1998. He owns an executive search company called Apple Search and is writing a book about Romania. His favourite activities are talking, thinking, walking, reading, travelling and looking round churches.

International Affairs

Too Many Questions

Apr 13 2018

Let’s keep out of war in Syria. The BBC 5 o’clock news started with the most extraordinary and chilling words I have heard in fifty


Westminster, London

Attacked Again

Mar 24 2017

This past Tuesday several people were murdered just outside the House of Commons. Killing people outside security barriers makes much better sense for a terrorist


Fear of Conversation

May 04 2016

A few days ago, I met a mordant Palestinian-American who told me why he refuses to recognize the existence of Israel. He said that in


The Cologne Cover-up

Jan 15 2016

I hope the Cologne mass sexual assaults will be of lasting and huge significance to European history, and I even think they might. (Recently arrived

Issue of the Century

Seeking Refuge From Mass Migration

Sep 07 2015

My Syrian Christian friends"€”refugees themselves in Bucharest, though affluent refugees"€”are strongly opposed to admitting Muslim asylum seekers into Europe. They have reasons. Quite by chance,

Cultural Caviar

Sucevita Monastery

Romanian Holiday

Aug 28 2015

Rains finally came. The dog days came to a pause for two days, but Bucharest was still hot. We drove to Tulcea"€”the quiet of a


First They Came for the Bakers

May 21 2015

All countries are traditions based on religion and genetics, though in irreligious countries they don’t know it. And all European countries these days seem to


Refuge from the Refugees

Apr 22 2015

A woman friend once told me that the secret of being a bitch is to tell the truth in the nastiest possible way. In Fleet Street