Winter has done its worst and the mercury is starting to hit positive numbers during the short days here in the remote mountains of Romania. This area is beautiful, harsh, inspiring and difficult and it's where we choose to be. Why, when we could live anywhere in the world, do we choose to spend winter in Romania where temperatures dip to -25C, snow and ice lie thick for … [Read more...]
An incredible part of the world. The village of Breb and surrounding areas. Village life, local festivals and events and travel information. You can read about the ploughing festival in neighbouring Hoteni, our freezing winters when taps freeze and temperatures dip to -25 C or see how and why our villagers make the famous Maramures haystacks. What of the rest of Romania? We've made it a mission to give you as much information on travel in Romania as we can. So want to read about skiing near Breb, Dracula, salt mines? We're adding content fast.
We came here by chance in 2013, in 2018 we're still wanting to call this village home, still hanging out with our friend Penny at The Village Hotel Breb. Come, you'll love it here. We're still looking for a house for sale in Breb to use as a base.
Brexit may stop us and buying real estate in Breb is a complex process so for now we just spend as much time in Breb ( which is in Maramures, NOT Transylvania) as we can. We are a very large professional travel blog. We love sharing the world with our readers, nowhere more-so than Breb.
Where to Stay in Breb?
We always recommend The Village Hotel Breb because it's run by our friend Penny and she's an absolute diamond. It's also the cutest little collection of traditional houses, in a peaceful spot with a stream and birdsong. It's special. See The Village Hotel Breb here on Trip Advisor, or see their own website and contact them direct here. There are plenty of other accommodation options in Breb. We have a hostel, a camp site and plenty of pensions and hotels, see them all here. (This booking engine will find you the best deal available across multiple booking engines, including Booking dot com and Hotels dot com )
Take a look at our Breb archive below. Life in the village in every season, see if you'd like to visit or just learn more from these pages.
Our lifestyle isn't conventional. We travel and have done for over 2 years now, we do unusual things like falling in love with Romanian village life and buying houses in rural Romania, some people think we're crazy, but that's cool.Sometimes I think we're crazy too.Yesterday I reshared an old post, a reader had asked "What do you do all day?" We were on Ko Phangan … [Read more...]
I haven't published a post in a couple of weeks now. Mostly because we've been busy, tearing around Romania in our vomit inducing Dacia. The car sickness has plagued Boo and I, D as always, just reads for hours in the back seat as we explore this fascinating and stunningly beautiful country. The posts on Romania will come soon.When we're not in the car we've been visiting … [Read more...]
What do you imagine Romania is like? I'll stake cash that you wouldn't imagine the rural paradise we've found ourselves in. Fate has brought us to a village in rural Romania, Breb, in Maramures. It's quite possibly the most beautiful, unspoiled place I've ever been. Maramures is the county to the north of Transylvania tight on Romania's border with Ukraine and it's very close … [Read more...]