Making hay – before it rains in Maramures

Making hay – before it rains in Maramures

On the way to the sheep station, I drove with my guest past the Guitain in Breb and there they were, hurrying along before those big black clouds dropped it’s rain on that dry hay they had spent all day raking in.  It always amazes me to see families still making hey the way their Grandparents did.  We stopped and took some pics and then get caught in the down pour so opted not to have dinner up the mountain as planned and ended up in Ocnar...
Happy New Year – So what does 2016 have in store for the VH?

Happy New Year – So what does 2016 have in store for the VH?

Happy New Year every one. The village hotel is still open this winter all the way through to the summer so if you want to get away from it all, we are open and have the home fires burning 🙂 So, 2016? What the plan, we have a photography tour at easter, and more thought out the year, we will hopefully be moving forward with the dinning room and producing more of our own food. Hence this idea of an under ground green house – we want to make one in the field next to the hotel, imagine fresh tomatoes for Christmas dinner this  year 🙂...
Maramures in April

Maramures in April

We have had quite a few people come and visit us in the last few weeks and some great weather. Some snaps here of them having fun around...
Solar eclipse tour in Maramures this weekend. Who’s in?

Solar eclipse tour in Maramures this weekend. Who’s in?

A partial solar eclipse, during which the moon will cover more than half of the sun’s disc, will take place on Friday, March 20, between 10:48 and 13:04 and the peak will be at 11:55, in Romania. “It will be visible from across the country, best from the northwest region and not so good from the southeastern extreme,” according to researcher Adrian Sonka from the Astronomical Observatory “Amiral Vasile Urseanu” in Bucharest. So that means it will be good in Maramures.  Come on! Lets do it 🙂 It will be the only such phenomenon visible in Romania this year and over the next five years. The next sun eclipse visible from Romania will take place on March 21, 2020, when the moon will cover 11% of the sun’s disc. So, who in? I am. Who wants to come and experience it and photograph it with me? I have 6 places in my jeep. Come stay at the Village Hotel and we will go out on the Friday night looking for the right spot to photograph it and capture the moment and Saterday night, we make a Golash around the fire and drink horinca and compare pics. 150 euro per person including meals, accommodation and a little night adventure on Friday night hunting for the moon and the prefect eclipse shot. Email me direct on [email protected] and lets make it happen...

Traditional Wedding in Maramures

My neighbor got married at the weekend. It’s great to see that some things have not changed in Breb; it’s a matter of time and it will all be different, but for now – life, and weddings, go on like they always did. Except for Johns shoes…. and the girls, they are definitely different...

New website

After 10 years of having all our locations under one web address, www.somewheredifferent.com we are now making a site for each location as they are all ‘somewhere different’ in their own way. Have a look through the new site and see what we have been up...