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Hungarians With Roots In Transylvania Try To Keep Traditions Alive

Collin Key
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The fortified church of Biertan, in Transylvania. Though now officially in Romania, the region has about a thousand years of Hungarian history, too.

On maps, and officially, Transylvania is a region in central and northwestern Romania. But for nearly a thousand years, it was part of Hungary.

This week on “Going Places,” KNKX travel expert Matthew Brumley introduces us to two brothers who are working as merchants in the Grand Market of Budapest.

Their roots are in Transylvania and they tell him about visiting the region and about trying to keep Hungarian traditions alive there.

"Going Places" is 88.5's weekly exploration of travel. Our travel expert, Matthew Brumley, is co-founder of Earthbound Expeditions on Bainbridge Island, which provides small group travel to clients including KNKX. Never miss an episode again. Subscribe to Going Places with iTunesGoogle Play or Stitcher.