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... the planet. Highlighted by the beautiful wooden churches, with their tall spires and intricately carved gates that were sprinkled throughout the region. The main church was surrounded by lush gardens and traditional Romanian buildings, perfect for an evening of exploration off the beaten track. Dinner was a unique experience at the Casa Lurca restaurant. With very little English spoken by the staff, Rose and I eventually ordered ...
... the little old lady’s photo against the traditional decorated well in the yard.
At Caribaba, we pass a church with lots of people all in National Dress, and we see people walking. One feature of the national dress is a slipper that’s tied at the back with a thong. Some were zigzagged up the leg, and worn with socks. According to tradition, the younger girls had brighter and lighter colours, and as the women get older the colours get darker, until ...
... is a perfectly normal form of transportation in Northern Romania. It is the only way many villagers are able to get around. It is also how locals supplement their income. Many have a "cash box" on their dashboard. You are expected to pay 4 Lei (about $1.35 Canadian) for the trip.
I once more tried to ignore the harrowing ride. We wove in and out of traffic, doing at least 80 km/hr, dodging wagons, other vehicles, buses, stray dogs ...
Maramureş - Botiza
Maramures is a region in Northwestern Romania of Carpathian hills and green valleys, somewhat isolated by high mountain passes. Largely agricultural and known for its unique wooden churches, it promotes its "medieval peasant past," as the communist industrial drive missed this part of the country!
- The drives themselves
- The hospitality at Pension ...
... matches instead of thirty cents. “What is this, the barter system?” thought I. The three boxes of matches now in my pocket will probably get me detained by the TSA on the way back to the States.
On our way back to the hotel, we passed by a group of young teens who I could tell had something planned. As I looked back, one of the kids brought a tube to his lips and shot a paperwad at Hannah. I am not sure what I thought they were going to do, but that was not it. ...