How to die in Romania

By Dave Cauldwell In Travel

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17th January, 2013
Ever since Bram Stoker dipped his quill into the inkpot, Romania’s image has been one of bloodied fangs and death. But the bucolic northern district of Maramureș, just a few kilometres from the Ukrainian border, is a place where death isn’t symbolised by screaming damsels with punctured necks. The hamlet of Săpânţa is surrounded by rolling hills and crop-filled paddocks. It is home to the Merry Cemetery. Forget drab gravestones mottled with lichen: here you’ll find row on row of bright blue crosses, each with a colourful illustration depicting a scene from the dead person’s life. ...

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