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Long drive this morning - unfortunately it was very foggy so had limited views of the country through which we travelled. Drove into Bucharest and was horrified by the ghastly concrete blocks jammed together with virtually no open space - a remnant of the communist era - frightful! First stop the Palace of the Parliament - the ...
... 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 ...
... We did get a view from an arboretum but it was quite disappointing after quite an effort. Sandflies and midges were about in force.
Away from the lake the countryside is drier and the sunshine more intense. Large fields of ripening maize and big silos to store it can be seen in most villages. Also large areas of drying sunflowers with massive seed heads: In other fields the crops have been harvested, probably cereal crops and large round bales of ...
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