Dr Sipos Dávid

“I would like to show that this country is not a museum, but lives and changes, where in the mountains the houses still have thatched rooves, the children go to school on horseback and grandchildren who moved into the city are going with fancy sport cars even to the nearest shop.”

 

I like to see and show Transylvania in its duality, between tradition and modernity, values and worthlessness, poverty and wealth. I would like to show that this country is not a museum, but lives and changes, where in the mountains the houses still have thatched rooves, the children go to school on horseback and grandchildren who moved into the city are going with fancy sport cars even to the nearest shop. I like to see and show the value and the beauty – maybe in the last moment. I like to see and show the new Transylvania even though we don’t know exactly how it will be.

Sipos Dávid was born in Cluj (in Hungarian: Kolozsvár) in 1983 and he grew up in an old house in the center of the city. Starting in his early age he showed interest in the history of his native town, and already at the end of his high school education started to guide foreign tourists in the city, showing them what he had learnt about his beloved city. After his university studies (where he studied protestant theology) he completed his master’s course in the Netherlands at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After obtaining the master diploma he enrolled in the PhD program of the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj, where he is now working on his thesis in protestant church history. Meanwhile he started to work as a professional tourist guide not just in Transylvania, Romania, but in foreign countries like Hungary, Austria, Germany.