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ulis ulis
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Go to Sãpânta May 27, 2017
Sãpânta has a amazing strange "Merry Cemetery" and a Museum of Ioan Stan Patras who made all these wooden crosses and the the tallest wooden church in Romania.

Cemeteries are usually not funny, this one is the exeptin. Have someone with you who can translate the grave inscipions.

(example from Wikipedia) Romanian:

Sub această cruce grea

Zace biata soacră-mea

Trei zile de mai trăia

Zăceam eu și cetea ea.

Voi care treceți pă aici

Incercați să n-o treziți

Că acasă dacă vine

Iarăi cu gura pă mine

Da așa eu m-oi purta

Că-napoi n-a înturna

Stai aicea dragă soacră-mea


Under this heavy cross

Lies my poor mother in-law

Three more days should she have lived

I would lie, and she would read (this cross).

You, who here are passing by

Not to wake her up please try

Cause' if she comes back home

She'll criticise me more.

But I will surely behave

So she'll not return from grave.

Stay here, my dear mother in-law!

There is a bus from Sighet (but i cold not find it), or much easier hitchhike (this is a informal shared taxi system, wait at Strada Avram Iancu near Strada Vintea Pinteazu / Municipal Hospitalsome,a car will stop and ask you where you go) to Sãpânta it is 5 Lei. Returning wait anywhere at the main road of Sãpânta
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