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... a win-win. Honey for sale everywhere on the roadside and very healthy crops our farmers would be pretty happy with. On our approach to Lochel (small town in the mid north for those not familiar with South Aus) I asked Darren to pull over so I could take a photo. Whilst I am taking the photo Darren the real horticulturalist gets a closer look at the weeds growing throughout the sunflower crop.
... think of the Romans being their ancestors rather than Slav tribes. A large number of Roma and Sinti live in the country. They supposedly originated from Pakistan and India, wouldn’t settle but rather roam around and are commonly called gipsies. The general population looks at them with contempt.
We took the ferry from Galati across the Danube in order to get to Tulcea. That is the last city in the Danube Delta before the roads end. Tulcea ...
... extensive beachfront.
FYI -- Constanta was founded by the Greeks as Tomis around 2,500 years ago. It is rumored to have been the place where Jason and the Argonauts landed after securing the Golden Fleece of legend. The Romans conquered in 71BCE and renamed it in honor of the sister of the Roman Emperor of the time.
Today it is the fourth largest port in Europe after Rotterdam, Antwerp and Marseille. ...
... a mystery set in Naples (These Dark Things, Introducing Captain Natalia Monte), then one in Venice (Death at La Fenice, A Commissario Brunetti Mystery). I liked Brunetti so much I got another in the series (Acqua Alta, named after the high tides that flood Venice, and which I had experienced). Donna Leon is a very prolific writer, so I will have plenty of reading ahead of me if I complete the series.
My new book is The Lost Sailors, set ...
... and artefacts all over the place! Old Roman wall and remains of old port facilities complete with mosaic pavement. A visit to the city Orthodox Cathedral followed. Much smaller than others we have see but beautiful. Our guide is the daughter of a priest and she talked about how the church was used as a weapon against the people during the communist regime - ...