A day in BREB, MARAMURES – “the last truly peasant culture in Europe”.

Breb is a small village in the Maramures region of Romania which sits between the Transylvania region and the Ukrainian border very close to the north.
People here are almost entirely self-sufficient. If the world was struck by disaster, if the oil ran out and people rioted everywhere, this would be the place to be…..the Breb villagers could go on with their lives with almost no interruption to normal routine.
Traditions are kept alive. There are a lot of old wooden houses. The people walk about in traditional clothing, they all go to church on a Sunday and most still milk their cows each morning.Most families own a couple of cows which they use for milk and cream . They also keep pigs for meat and chickens for eggs.Amongst all that they grow tomatoes, peppers, onions, all sorts of veggies and fields of potatoes too.

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