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Travel Blogs from Constanta
... on our way.
I drove; Paul navigated, of course. We noticed we were stared at a lot, but I think it was because we don’t look the least bit Romanian, not because I was driving. Getting out of Constanta was a bit exciting – crazy left-turn across traffic that doesn’t stop, busy roundabouts, stray dogs wandering into the crowded city streets – but we made it. We even found a bank and got so Romanian leu.
The plan had been ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... Great start to the day and a group decision that we wouldn't be driving anywhere today.
After a quick nap, we headed off to explore the city starting with a Hungarian lunch. It was a case of menu roulette but the food was amazing, especially the goulash. Hot sunny day with lots to see and public baths to relax in - I highly recommend this city and I will come back here. A quiet dinner with James, Raju and Julia before we went out for ...