Hardly a village lacks its own small wooden church dating to the 17th and 18th centuries. These are exquisite, high-steepled jewels with multiple gabled roofs, all of a pattern yet each distinctly unique. Seeing at least a few interiors is a must as many frescoes remain in good condition. If time is limited, the interiors at Ieud, Bogdan Voda and Poenile Izei are latter depicts some highly original torments for such sins as sleeping in church. Although churches are usually locked, ask any passerby for the key-keeper by pointing at the door and saying "cheia" (pronounced kay-ya), meaning the key. Romanians are extremely kind and friendly and will be sure to help. While the main tourist activities in Maramures are gate-, church- and people-viewing, the town of Sighetu Marmatiei has a few attractions worth visiting. The outdoor village museum, on the road into town, boasts dozens of homes and farm buildings assembled from around Maramures county. Even Oncesti s wooden church has been relocated here.
6. The " Slownik " series is a 15 volume geographical dictionary / gazetteer of Poland published 1880-1902 and previously only readily available on microfilm. It can now be viewed on line but it is recormmended that you use some English resources to help with your research. You will require the DjVu software to view the material. Two sites that provide the detail you need are the Halgal (East Galicia) website with a direct link to the source material and the PolishRoots site which provides some helpful guides to using the material.
Fumba at a glance…
• 26 spacious whitewashed bungalows with private veranda
• 20 Deluxe rooms, 4 Suites, 2 Baobab suites
• Spacious open-air restaurant and bar area
• Excellent restaurant serving a nice mixture of international and local cuisine
• Dhow beach bar, with happy hour
• Swimming pool with great ocean view
• “Baobab Spa” – offering massages, feet & hand beauty treatments, jacuzzi and henna painting
• Dive centre, exclusive for guests offering diving, dive courses, snorkelling
• Wind surfing and kayak rentals.