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... Tulcea (she spoke no English, but asked “Constanta? Tulcea?” When we said Tulcea, she asked – through gestures and maps – if we could give a lift to the young man standing near her. We said, “Of course,” and took him the 20km or so to his village. Turns out he is the chef at the restaurant at Histria. He spoke a few words of English, but we could certainly follow him enough to know his job and where to deliver him.
To be frank there was little to see or do here - the port itself was less than inviting with huge Shipyard signs and lots of derelict looking ships. It is the largest port on the Black Sea and one of the largest ports in Europe. The City itself wasn't much better with many old buildings in various states of disrepair and ruin although we were told the Council was working on having them restored. Given ...
... Natural highlights along the Danube
-Iron Gates National Park
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We will end our Cycling the Donauradweg blog with this post after 69 entries and 2036 pictures.
Hiro and Junko will return to normal life in Japan from Istanbul. They have eight days before their flight home. Their daughter will fly in from London for the weekend to visit them.
We will stay in ...
... 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 ...
... of us for 10 beds. We dumped our b as vs and headed out in town. Afterwards, we decided to watch sunrise over the Danube. Our "local" guide, Felix, walked us 30mins in the wrong direction before taking us to one of the big bridges. Only 3 out of the 12 of us made it at first and it was worth it. The city is incredible with big hills up one side of the river. Statues and monuments up the hillside and the wonderful architecture of the ...