Mocanita Mariuta 2 in Romania ~ photo by Claudiu Gîlmeanu

There's something nostalgic about trains. Seeing the local sights for a day - or seeing more of the country (or another) on an overnight train is a great opportunity to learn about history.

Romanian folk costumes from Libotin (left) and Ungureni (right), both from the Lăpuş region, Maramureş.

Romanian folk costumes from Libotin (left) and Ungureni (right), both from the Lăpuş region, Maramureş, Transylvania © Tudor Seulean

Traditional lifestyle in last truly bucolic region in Europe, Maramures, Romania www.romaniasfriends.com

Traditional lifestyle in last truly bucolic region in Europe, Maramures, Romania.

Walnut Bread - traditional Romanian dessert with step by step photo instructions.

Walnut Bread (Cozonac cu Nuca)

Cozonaceala # cozonac ~Sweet Walnut Bread - a traditional Romanian Christmas or Easter dessert.

Headstone from the Marry Cemetery - Sapinta, Maramures, Romania. The unique cemetery is famous for its colorful tombstones decorated with naïve paintings and short original folk rhyming descriptions of the people buried there and of scenes from their lives. www.romaniasfriends.com

Headstone from the Marry Cemetery - Sapinta, Maramures, Romania. The unique…

[ROMANIA.MARAMURES 23.658] Working on an old loom in front of her house this inhabitant of Botiza village uses wool that has been coloured by plant extracts. - Tesutul la razboi, Romania

Rural Romania: Wolf People in Sheep's Clothing - Smit & Palarczyk [ROMANIA.MARAMURES Working on an old loom in front of her house this inhabitant of Botiza village uses wool that has been coloured by plant extracts.

The Merry Cemetery in Maramures, Romania. Discover this unique and fascinating graveyard in Maramures County Romania. http://simpleliferomania.com

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The Merry Cemetery in Maramures, Romania. Discover this unique and fascinating graveyard in Maramures County Romania.

Another szekler gate (székelykapu) Erdély-Transylvania, Eastern-Carpathians

Another szekler gate (székelykapu) Erdély-Transylvania, Eastern-Carpathians

Traditional Carved Gate in Maramures, Northern Romania

Maramures (NW) is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. Distinguished by unique wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs.

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