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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 - ...
... Over time the Danube and the Black Sea silted up and changed course so that they were no longer near the town. Thus the town eventually collapsed.
The ruins were very interesting with rows of houses and warehouses. This was a very active commercial town. There were cisterns and aqueducts to bring in water. This town is about 1 hour outside of present day Constanta. Tomorrow onto Nessebur, Bulgaria.
We decide to do one of the ship's tours to the Danube Delta today. We're not too crazy about the tours offered in this port, but we have a lot of onboard credit we need to use up. It's around a 2 hour ride by coach, which turns out to be more interesting than the Delta itself. Our guide, Vasily, is very open and candid as he tells us about life in Romania. We drive thru small towns and open farmland, and even though we can feel his love for ...
... told us we could enter if we filled out the paperwork and paid some more road tax. At this point my humans decided that they wouldn’t enter until they could find out some more about the place. The easiest way to do that was send a text to Dawn and Heather back in England and ask them to research it; thank goodness for mobile phones:
We crossed the Nistru again back into Moldova, we hadn’t officially left so just continued on our way: ...