Marmatia Hotel

Mihai Eminescu 97, Sighetu Marmatiei, 435500, Romania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sighetu Marmatiei

Wooden churches and more wonderful countryside

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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... Met at 8am by Gigi, the frontman for Axa Travel who is a big bluff cheerful bloke, full of chat, which pleased us, as we thought he’d be a good companion for the day. Unfortunately he then told us that he was guiding another group today, and introduced us to our driver/guide Florian, who was quite introverted, almost surly, and the complete opposite of Gigi. Had a compact new Logan motor car. He was from Sighetu, and had come across yesterday, and spent the night ...

The Village Museum and a little Ukraine

A travel blog entry by newbeginnings

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... I set off. I had discovered that contrary to what I had been told before I left home, my music was available on my phone and so I happily walked to the beat of my favourite songs.

I found the village easily. As you walk up the hill, you get the impression that you are coming upon a deserted Romanian village from the 1600's and 1700's. The wooden homes of hand-hewn timbers represent Jewish, Slavic, Hungarian, German, and Romanian habitations. The ...

The Sighet Prison (after the Merry Cemetery)

A travel blog entry by newbeginnings

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... gone. It had patches everywhere. I was so shocked, I started to cry. I had to walk away and it broke my heart. However, it is not my right to judge another culture. We have problems with animal abuse and abandonment in Canada, perhaps just not so obvious. There was also absolutely nothing I could do.

As I was heading up the street, I noticed a sign for the Memorial for Victims of Communism. I had wanted to see ...

The Merry Cemetery - Sapanta

A travel blog entry by newbeginnings

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... goal was to create a place of celebration for the loved ones. He was inspired by the 2-3 day celebration that takes place in the village when someone dies.

In order for me to get to Sapanta, I had to catch a 9:30 bus from Sighet. Armed with my map and instructions from my hostel I set off to find the bus. I only took a couple of wrong turns. Unfortunately, I only knew the English name for the Merry Cemetery at the time ...

Train to Romania - Part Two

A travel blog entry by newbeginnings

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We were not very far out of Debrecen when we crossed the border into Romania. I knew we had done so because at the station a police officer came on board and asked for my passport. He spoke no English, but said Canada...and then indicated he had to take my passport away. I don't like giving my passport up, but I have learned since that it is quite common. He came back with it stamped, and the train was soon underway.

Only a few stops ...

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