Cocor Spa Hotel
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11/15/14 Constanta, Romania
After we ran through the cold and wind to get back on the ship, I warned Bruce that we probably wouldn't want to go on the 4 hour walking tour of Constanta, which is further north and forecast to be colder. We’d pay but we wouldn’t go. He said to try it out, that Gail would probably feel the same way, but that we should try it. In the end we might all pay $25 to go back into our beds!
Oh dear, what a sad place this is. After a lovely sea day travelling through the Dardenelles, Sea of Mamara, past Istanbul into the Bosphorus Strait and into the Black Sea, we ended up here this morning. We finally decided we better go ashore and see for ourselves the reports we had from previous visitors, and it unfortunately lived up to their dismal descriptions. Everything is ...
... 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 - ...
... called Ovid Square with a statue of Ovid, Ovid was banished here in 8 AD by the Romans for some unsavory poetry that he wrote.
The Greeks founded a fishing village here 2500 years ago called Tomis. It was captured by the Romans in 29 BC. We went to see the largest mosaic in the world which was in a market on the trading floor. Where prices were negotiated for goods that were coming into and going out ...
... we get the sense that he is very envious of the privileged life we live in Western countries. After a nice drive, we arrive at the river and board our boat. I'll just say our cruise thru the Delta is relaxing. There are over 200 species of birds to see here but, as you may well know, those little critters can be pretty evasive sometimes. We do see a couple of white swans from a distance and a few birds in the trees, but it's not exactly what ...