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Travel Blogs from Mamaia
... deed done for the day, we continued on to Tulcea. The territory from Constanta to Histria is very flat, highly cultivated, with power line and windmills. After leaving Histria, we encountered a few small hills and a forest. Most of the land is still cultivated, but there are also numerous sheep and goatherds, all attended by a least one shepherd or goatherd, sometimes two. And an alert dog, of course. We saw one cowherd, which seemed to require no attendant. ...
... 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 ...
... No sooner had I said that, large rain drops appeared on the windshield. Junko screamed:"we should have taken a van". For 5 minutes it rained hard then stopped and the wind blew the boxes dry by the time we arrived at the airport.
The driver asked for a lot more than the hotel had told us it would be. Dave dealt with him and offered a lot less. When the driver came down to the original 150 lei Junko had agreed to pay, he said okay. The airport ...
... of Constanta, Romania confirmed all of my suspicions!
To be fair, it's not a very interesting part of Romania. I understand that the western part of the country is mountainous and very pretty. (And that's where Transylvania and Count Dracula can be found!) Constanta is the largest commercial port on the Black Sea, with a population of about 400,000. It has an ancient history, founded by Greek traders around 600 BC. Then ...
... and fancy dress. All followed by a party until morning in abandoned military training grounds.
A large Tesco in the nearby town enabled us to stock up with supplies. The pharmacist also took a look at Pav's insect bites and told him to go to hospital. Four cars came with us whilst Pav got some antibiotics and cream. Then back on the road towards towards Budapest via Bratislava. The late start meant we got to our hotel in Budapest at 2am ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking