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... extensive beachfront.
FYI -- Constanta was founded by the Greeks as Tomis around 2,500 years ago. It is rumored to have been the place where Jason and the Argonauts landed after securing the Golden Fleece of legend. The Romans conquered in 71BCE and renamed it in honor of the sister of the Roman Emperor of the time.
Today it is the fourth largest port in Europe after Rotterdam, Antwerp and Marseille. ...
... a mystery set in Naples (These Dark Things, Introducing Captain Natalia Monte), then one in Venice (Death at La Fenice, A Commissario Brunetti Mystery). I liked Brunetti so much I got another in the series (Acqua Alta, named after the high tides that flood Venice, and which I had experienced). Donna Leon is a very prolific writer, so I will have plenty of reading ahead of me if I complete the series.
My new book is The Lost Sailors, set ...
... subjected to torture if the refused to disclose what people said in the confessional - outrageous! Then a drive through the countryside to a huge winery where we sampled 5 of the local wines. Surprisingly, we were not able to buy any but were told to go to the supermarket - opportunity lost. Drinks on the house and lots of happy chat over dinner rounded out a lovely ...
... port. The mosaic floor is about 75% intact and is very impressive.
We then drove to Histria. This is the oldest settlement in Romania having been founded in 674 BC by the Greeks. Originally the Danube ran to the northeast, the Black Sea was to the south and a large lake was to the south. So there was ample fresh water and the town thrived. It was taken over by the Romans in 28 AD who expanded it and built ...
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 ...