Maramureș (in Romanian pronounced [maraˈmureʃ]) is one of region not so popular for foreign people, but have the most beautiful and impressive traditions of historical Romania. People who lives here save a lot of their traditions, such as ceremonies, clothes, architecture and life style, isolated from other parts of countries. Part of Maramureș is in Romania, another part in Romania, I only visited Romanian part this time.
My first stop is in the capital of Maramureș county - Baia Mare. Before visiting here, I had no idea and plan where I can explor in this region, so decided to do couchsurfing to get some information first. My host is a couple - Dani and Flavia, it would be my best experience in couchsurfing, they are really kind, talkative and flexible. They share foods to me also made some traditional food, and I made some food for eating together as well, but unfortunately, I couldn't find chinese spices in this city...so just made some easy cuisine. Dani is a travel guide in this region, so also provided a lot of information to me, very helpful to know what would I see in Maramureș.
First few days I was with other surfers(Norwegian and Argentine) to do day-trips from Baia Mare everyday, the Argentine guy is doing hitchhiking journey for half year so far, he said it's very easy to hitchhiking in Romania, so.....we did it everyday!! I was really surprised even three people is easy to do it. Sometimes drivers cannot speak english, but can understand some spanish, so most of time argentine guy talked more with them. I feel Spanish is more important from this moment. The way from Baia Mare to central Maramureș was really curvy but amazing view, drving in woods the colors of trees are consist of red, yellows and green, just fabulous!