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Travel Blogs from Sighetu Marmatiei
Heading into the mountains
So first off i apologise that it has taken so long for me to update my blog. I have been trying to do it but when i have the time i don't have internet or power and when i do have internet and power i don't have time. I am attempting to catch up again so that my posts will actually be relevant to my current location ( …
I woke up this morning not sure if I wanted to continue with the Maramures portion of Romania, or if I wanted to get back to Transylvania as originally planned. I packed all of my things, figured out the best places for hitchhiking, and then took the morning to ponder things while I toured the prison museum in the center of town. This museum is an …
As I said in my last entry from Sighisoara, I got a night train to northern Romania. I left Transylvania and went to an area called Maramures, where some people say things haven't changed much in 100 years. One thing I have learned about Romania is the more often a train stops, the later it will arrive. The train I took to Sighetu Marmatiei stopped …
... which could help explain the cost of the trip.
Drove through town –driving was pretty good and fairly sedate. Through Gura Humorului and a lot of the route we took yesterday, but continued in a Westerly direction today. Road through lots of small villages. Driver stopped at a bigger town, under sufferance, for us to go to supermarket to get some very good crusty rolls, and pineapple drink and ham, for lunch.
At Ciocanesti, where houses ...
... preserved intact both inside and out, with original carving on the doorways, and some of the writing in Cyrillic, and even Arabic.
I was the only tourist the entire time I was there. I thought that day of how little I had spoken over the past three days. I normally talk a lot, so for me to be quiet is something rare. I think that even though at times I have been a little lonely, with just myself for company, it has been one of the best things to ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed