The Towering Wooden Churches of Maramureş December 15th 2010 After beginning to accept the industrial grittiness of so many of Romania’s cities, and after coming to take for granted the imposing block structures of the communist era apartment buildings - Maramureş was a medieval delight!
This far northern region of Romania, nestled up against the Ukrainian and Hungarian borders, seems not to have changed much in centuries. Sheep roam the hills and th ... read more
Europe » Romania » Maramures The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of Romania. The country gained recognitio... ... read more
After a 25 year career teaching in the US (with 2 years off for good behavior so I could teach in Paraguay), I'm overseas, teaching and taking advantage of every holiday to travel! Bucharest, Romania is where I currently live. Directing the bands at the American International School of Bucharest is my passion. Traveling is my pleasure.... full info