Community Development through Trade
Tzigania Project Proudly Introduces…
The Brahmin of Roma Society - Traditional Roma - Gabor
The traditional Roma known as "Gabor" - the Roma aristocrat - are a tightly united community bounded by community laws - sacred traditions - and a history tracing back to medieval bands known as the "King's Gyspies".
They are revered by all other Roms as the bluebloods of the Roma nation. They are purebreds following strict tradition of arranged marriages and endogamy.
Coffee and Cake program offering the best coffee in Transylvania or Meal from the Gypsy kitchen (home cooked by grandmother Gabor) is served with a sampling of the grandmother Gabor’s homemade tuica
Hear from their own lips opinions on any assortment of topics: Dress codes – Traditions and sacraments - Male and female roles in Gabor society - arranged marriage tradition – Family life – Women's role or the Roma priestesses - education - Décor – History and origins – The strictly enforced Gabor class system – etcetera –etc - etc…
And finally, visit to tzigania project is real life and for that reason you never know what to expect. Come inside and prepare to be amazed
Make the most of a good opportunity – and be sure to check out Valenii off-the-beaten-path sites. The wooden church and the Hungarian Reformed former Catholic church with bell tower (picturesque view).. SEE MAP
(Note: offer one of the Gabor school boys a tip and he will guide you to the churches... Recommended 5 -10 lei
Roma Style and Decor..... we have a real treat
Chat with Klara about the clothing and its style and Klara will offer some amazing insight. Try on the Roma apron / skirts while here. You will see first-hand how they combine elegance with functionality and practicality, comfort and importantly highly spiritual. After all, the design is 1000 years in the making. They’re perfect!…
Klara Khani (her designer name) offers unique insight to the style and the making which she does the old fashion way that includes a tremendous amount of heart and soul
Check out her fresh line of Roma clothing made by Roma - for Romaand now available to you. . They are available for purchase. Take home as a gift to friend or family or a gift to yourself and amaze everyone Rromni Klara Khani Workshop
Located on E60. 137 Str Principala Gaiesti .. Phone: +40 - 374 -222555.... WEBPAGE
Gaiesti village adjacent village to Valenii. Comfortable, inexpensive hotel. 60 lei per person. Also a breakfast rate. Offers meals. Clean, neat, no frills. Only drawback being its isolation. Not much to see or do in area other than Gabor and Valenii village hike. Or use it as a base to view other area sites (perhaps to our musicians).
TRANSPORT Option to BASKET_MAKERS
(make the MOST of your time and money in Romania)
We have now made it easy to visit basket-makers before or after your visit to Gabor and finish the day with a fuller understanding of the differences between Roma and the effects of assimilation. Basket-maker host offers transport.
See transport rates at Basket-Maker page: “Click-Here”
are in village Valenii… Please note: NOT “Valeni de Munte” where GPS and others
mistakenly send our guests.
Our Valenii is between villages Acatari and Balauseri-Gaiesti, 15 km south of Targu Mures toward Sighisoara…
"CLICK HERE" VALENII - GOOGLE MAPS
Arriving in Valenii Village
From village bus stop (village center) .... Walk south (away from Targu Mures - towards Sighisoara / Brasov).. Stay on the side of the road traffic heading south.. You will first pass a store. We are the 5th house down. It is a corner house. Identified by decorative well, decorative iron fence and sign over back garage advertising mechanic.
Targu MuresGo to bus station TAM (located behind main bus terminal "Voijor". Take bus headed to Sighisoara or Sovata. or Balauseri (all routes pass our village: bus leaves approximately every 45 minutes. ) Get down off the bus in Valenii.
(Approximately 15 minute bus ride. Cost 6 lei)
Bus Schedule : www.autogari.ro
Bucharest - Brasov
Bucharest Bus Station:
Autogara C&I: Ritmului
bus terminal (at main train station . Also departs from airport).
Take bus to Targu Mures. Purchase ticket for Acatari ("akatsar").. Bus departs every 2 hours
Bus Schedule : www.autogari.ro
(Approximately 5.5 hr duration from Bucharest / 2.5 hours from Brasov)
Note: Inform the driver before and upon reaching Valenii or he may pass it by....
(Valenii is located after villages ..Nades, Tigmandru, .Chendu - Balauseri - Gaiesti - Valenii - .... if you reached Acatari then you passed us. Go back!
via Bucharest - Brasov
Train schedule: www.cfr.ro
Train from Bucharest Gara de nord or Brasov train station to Sighisoara. Upon arriving Sighisoara follow Sighisoara directions....
|Sighisoara to Valenii |
Bus station adjacent to train station. Take bus to "Targu Mures". Buy ticket for Valenii.
Valenii is located after villages ..Nades, Tigmandru, .Chendu - Balauseri - Gaiesti - Valenii - .... if you reached Acatari then you passed us. Go back!
Get off village Valenii. Follow Valenii directions....
Duration: 40 minutes
Cost ? 12 - 15 lei
Bus departs approx every 40 minutes weekdays. Less on weekends