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Travel Blogs from Constanta
... a part of the communist block and was considered behind the Iron curtain. In December 1989 a bloody revolution began and the communist government of Nicolae Ceausescu was over thrown. Today we met a 40 year old very articulate man who recounted his involvement in the revolution. He recounted his involvement of the December 21 uprising in Bucharest where 1000 people were killed including ...
... first to Tulcea, then visit the ancient Roman town of Histria upon our return. But we decided, for various reasons to stop at Histria first. As we arrived, one of the cruise busses was just finishing their visit. We bought our tickets and headed towards the old Roman city.
Although many reviews state that the site is small and of limited interest, we really enjoyed our visit there. The ruins are extensive, covering the equivalent of several city ...
... 160;We passed over a canal which connected The Black Sea to The Danube and, of course, had to stop and take pictures. In Constanta itself we visited an eclectic range of sites: a mosque, a church, casino and upmarket beach resorts. The gap between the wealthy and poor was apparent everywhere as was rubbish and terrible drivers blatantly flaunting a disregard of basic road rules and common sense. However, we ...
... touts. The train station taxis wanted outrageous negotiated rates and refused to use the meter. We walked out of station and across the park before we were far enough away from the station to catch an honest metered taxi. And 8 lei ($2.36) later, we pulled into Voila Hotel. Junko and Hiro were boxing up their bicycles in the courtyard. Junko couldn't wait to tell us their taxi story.
Hiro and Junko Stood up to Crooked Taxi Driver
... got here around 29 BC. In AD 8, the Roman poet Ovid was banished here by Augustus, who lamented his exile in his poems, saying that the area was "by his account a town located in a war-stricken cultural wasteland on the remotest margins of the empire". Not much has changed.
Our excellent guide was well informed, and easy to understand. After boarding our bus we drove about forty-five minutes to the south to visit the town ...
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