Doru Ciucescu – Curriculum Vitae

Doru Ciucescu is born on April 30, 1946 in Bacău.

In 1970 he graduated the Faculty of Metallurgy, within the Polytechnic Institute, from Bucharest, where in 1992 he obtained a doctorate in the speciality.

Between August 1, 1970 and September 14, 1977, he worked as an engineer at the “Metallurgical” Enterprise in Bacău.

From September 15, 1977 to April 30, 2011, he went through all the stages of teaching activity till the full professor at the Institute of Higher Education in Bacău, which became, after several transformations, the “Vasile Alecsandri” University.

Doru Ciucescu provided teaching assistance in higher education in Oran, three years, in the period 1982-1985, and Casablanca, five years, in the periods 1994-1997 and 1998-2000.

On September 24, 2010, Doru Ciucescu became member of the Romanian Writers’ Union.

On November 21, 2016, he obtained a Certificate of Completion of the Massive Open Distance Course, called “How Writers Write Fiction 2016: Women in Story”, organized within the International Program for Writers, of the University of Iowa.

He wrote more than 70 books, including 32 travel books.

Doru Ciucescu traveled in all seven continents, in 111 countries.

Thus, in universal literature Doru Ciucescu has a record of 32 travel books, the British Richard Francis Burton (born March 19, 1821, died on October 20, 1890) being the author of only 26 travel books.

Also, he introduced a whole new style to write travel books, named “Tne Communication of Knowledges by Directed Dialogues with Knowledgeable Interlocutors”, characterized by directed dialogues with knowledgeable interlocutors, who are fictional characters.

The distribution by continents and oceans of the 32 travel books is as follows:

a.Africa (6): 1. “Mâncătoarele de ruj de buze din Casablanca”, in English, “Lipstick Eating Girls from Casablanca” (2005); 2. “Călătorie în… pandemie, prin Africa * Libreville, Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, Bamako”, in English, “Travel in… Pandemic, through Africa * Libreville, Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, Bamako” (2020); 3. “Kenya, safari, cinci animale mari, vânate cândva, de Ernest Heminguay”, in English, “Kenya, Safari, Five Big Animals, Once Hunted by Ernest Heminguay” (2020); 4. “Africa de Sud, Zimbabwe, Zambia, de la Capul Bunei Speranțe la cascada Victoria”, în English, “South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Victoria Falls” (2021); 5. “Namibia, Botswana, de la Oceanul Atlantic la fluviul Limpopo”, in English, “Namibia, Botswana, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Limpopo River” (2021); 6. “Tanzania, Uganda, de la coralii din Oceanul Indian, la gorilele din jungla Bwindi”, in English, “Tanzania, Uganda, from the Corals of the Indian Ocean, to the Gorillas of the Bwindi Jungle” (2022);

b.North America (3): 7. “America panglicilor cenușii, un vis… românesc”, in English, “America of Gray Ribbons, a Romanian… Dream” (2017); 8. “La umbra unui sombrero, prin Mexic”, in English, “In the Shadow of a Sombrero, through Mexico” (2020); 9. “Prin exotismul interoceanic, din Panama, Costa Rica”, in English, “Through Interoceanic Exoticism, from Panama, Costa Rica” (2021);

c.South America (3): 10. “Condori, lame și… cornutele bisericii și politicii din Peru”, in English, “Condors, Llamas and… the Bovids of the Church and Politics in Peru” (2018); 11. “Popasuri andine * Chile, Ecuador, Columbia”, in English, “Andean Stops * Chile, Ecuador, Colombia” (2020); 12. “Sub Crucea Sudului, prin Argentina, Brazilia, Uruguay”, in English, “Under the Southern Cross, through Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay” (2020);

e.Antarctica (1): 13. “Calotă de gheață, pinguini și… temperaturi estivale în Antarctica”, in English, “Ice Cap, Penguins and… Summer Temperatures in Antarctica” (2019);

f.Asia (7): 14. “Străluciri diamantine în  Israel”, in English, “Diamondine Brightnesses in Israel” (2008); 15. “Vietnam, mumia comunistă reîncarnată în dragon capitalist”, in English, “Vietnam, the Communist Mummy Reincarnated in a Capitalist Dragon” (2015); 16. “Cambodgia supraviețuitorilor din comunismul maximalist al khmerilor roșii”, in English, “Cambodia of the Survivors of Khmer Rouge Maximalist Communism” (2016); 17. “Iran, de la autocrația monarhilor la teocrația ayatolahilor”, in English, “Iran, from the Autocracy of the Monarchs to the Theocracy of the Ayatollahs” (2018); 18. “Itinerar est-asiatic: Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong”, in English, “East Asian Itinerary: Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong” (2020); 19. “Pe urmele caravanelor, în Iordania”, in English, “On the Traces of the Caravans, in Jordan” (2021); 20. “Arabia Saudită, Qatar, de la Marea Roșie la Golful Persic”, in English, “Saudi Arabia, Qatar, from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf” (2022);

g.Australia (1): 21. “Trasee de bumerang prin Australia”, in English, “Boomerang like Trajects through Australia” (2018);

h.Europe (5): 22. “Peste Prut și mai departe… “, in English, “Across the Prut and Further… ” (2007); 23. “Grecia năbădăiosului înamorat, Zeus”, in English, “Greece of the Capricious Amorous, Zeus” (2009); 24. “Trei țări baltice: Estonia, Letonia, Lituania”, in English, “Three Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania” (2022); 25. “Fiorduri, somoni, urși polari, petrol, saga și schi în Norvegia”, in English, “Fjords, Salmons, Polar Bears, Oil, Saga and Ski in Norway” (2023); 26. “Periplul cu trenul, al unui candidat la conducerea Uniunii Scriitorilor din România”, in English, “The Journey by Train, of a Candidate for the Leadership of the Romanian Writers’ Union” (2023);

i.Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Baltic Sea (4): 27. “Ghețari, vulcani, vulpi polare, papagali de mare, balene și heringi în Islanda”, in English, “Glaciers, Volcanoes, Arctic Foxes, Puffins, Whales and Herrings in Iceland” (2022); 28. “Prin exotismul Oceanului Atlantic: Capul Verde, São Tomé și Principe”, in English, “Through the exoticism of the Atlantic Ocean: Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe” (2023); 29. “Bătrânul şi Cuba”, in English, “The Old Man and Cuba” (2014); 30. “Două țări insulare, euro-mediteraneene, Republica Cipru, Republica Malta”, in English, “Two Euro-Mediterranean Island Countries, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Malta” (2022);

j.Indian Ocean (1): 31. “Prin exotismul Oceanului Indian * Madagascar, Maldive, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, Sri Lanka”, in English, “Through the exoticism of the Indian Ocean * Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, Sri Lanka” (2019);

k.Pacific Ocean (1): 32. “Survolul Pământului, cu escale în exotismul Oceanului Pacific * Filipine, Papua Noua Guinee, Insulele Solomon, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Noua Zeelandă, Polinezia Franceză”, in English, “Overflight of the Earth, with Stops in the Exoticism of the Pacific Ocean * Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, French Polynesia” (2020).

The first covers of the 32 travel books are given below: