Ioana Lucaciu

/ Local Expert

Born and raised in the northern part of Romania, Ioana has always felt deeply connected to the roots of her culture, to her distant ancestors, and a very special way of seeing the world. It was probably this — and her close relation with nature, which she developed through scouting — that made her travel to hidden places in her country and then become an ecotourism guide. In parallel, she worked with an NGO on sustainable development projects in northwestern Romania and later on moved to more technical work (monitoring nature conservation projects), which she is still doing. Besides nature and traveling, Ioana’s other love is writing and learning new languages, so she really enjoys combining all of these, especially for interested readers!

Stories from Ioana Lucaciu

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