Aurora Hotel

Piata Libertatii 11, Baia Mare, Maramures County, Romania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Baia Mare

Why I love Romania…Explained

A travel blog entry by nadinesmith28 on Nov 05, 2011

26 photos

People often ask me "What do you like/love Romania?" I struggle often in responding to this question as often it's hard to sum up in one sentence. So instead I thought I’d write about it.(this blog has taken me almost 2months to put together)

There are so many amazing things about this world, and I’ve been lucky to see a lot of them. But rarely have I stopped in a country and been captivated by it. Everyone has differing opinions on what they consider a ...

Shalanki, at last!

A travel blog entry by primaryendpoint on Oct 18, 2011

3 comments, 23 photos

... had a dry goods store in Pittsburgh. The shop was in the front, and in the back, through a curtained door, was the living area. Here was life imitating life, with a vengeance.

We were introduced to the shop’s owner, a woman with slightly graying hair and a gentle smile. She moved into the house in 1983. Her two elderly parents were sitting side by side on chairs that had been brought into the middle of the tiny shop. The daughter, via Igor, ...

The rocky road to Shalanki

A travel blog entry by primaryendpoint on Oct 18, 2011

4 comments, 16 photos

... style fireplace, which was tucked into a corner. Light was provided by a brass ceiling lamp with four arms. Glass globes, each filled with a dim bulb hung down from three of them; the forth arm looked like it had been broken off about 75 years previously.

A well-nourished woman in a black and maroon sweater sat regally behind an old wooden desk. At the near end of an adjacent desk was a similarly-nourished woman with high black boots. ...

How to explain

A travel blog entry by nadinesmith28 on Oct 04, 2011

11 photos


How can I begin to explain the mayhem of the last 2 months?

The sadness, the excitement, joy, anxiety and apprehension, the accomplishments both under and above ground, or the just down right happiness? I wrote a blog that is nowhere near finished stating what I love about Romania, but not wanting to put up another blog piece that fails to suggest exactly what I am feeling I don't want to put it up till its ready.

But how could I ...

New traditions…new understandings

A travel blog entry by nadinesmith28 on Dec 29, 2010

13 photos

... the lard of the body and begin to pull it apart bit by bit. Its amazing how quickly the body went from looking like a cute piggy to just pieces of meat. Once the pig has been pulled apart (around 3hr process) the true work begins by preparing all the meat into either sausages and other traditional dishes.

Most of the festivities happen on the 24th December starting with an early family dinner (5-6pm), then the table remains set ...

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This hotel is located on Piata Libertatii 11, Baia Mare.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Aurora Hotel Baia Mare

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good