Downtown Baia Mare, still stuck in the 80s

We walked through downtown Baia Mare recently, where I took these photos. As I wrote before, I have a few gripes with the lack of urban planning and renovation going on in that area. Look at the photos, try to imagine the foreign-made cars aren't there, and you'll have to admit to yourself that the [...]

New town center, Baia Mare, Romania

We began our recent trip through Bucovina in the city of Baia Mare, the capital of the province of Maramures in Romania. A few interesting tidbits about the city: It has a Mediterranean-like climate, which means it can support chestnut trees -- a rarity given that it's located in the northern part of Romania, which [...]