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Travel Blogs from Galati
... some of it's delights. Tavi also showed us that you could eat parts of a common floating plant, man does not need to live by fish alone here.
We saw flights of pelicans, vast areas covered with lily pads which the numerous frogs simply ignored (Romanian frogs are careful to avoid cliché), kingfishers, egrets and numerous other wildfowl we couldn't name - where is David Attenborough when you need ...
... but not for long!, this is where you can get a fast boat out to Gura Portitei, a small beach resort right on the Black Sea. This information was passed to us by the ubiquitous helpful Romanian, this time without his taxi. We clambered aboard the small, but allegedly fast, boat along with about a dozen other people. Almost as soon as we left the throttle was wide open and the smile on Ros's face was priceless. Twenty minutes later we arrived at ...
August 18 2015 Danube Delta
Once again my previous life, as a Geography teacher, adds layers to my appreciation of the places we find ourselves in. Today it's the Danube Delta that is causing the excitement. To add to it we have had some good times further upstream in Austria and Hungary.
We woke at 5.30am to be ready for a 6am departure on a boat ride across a tiny corner of the delta. Near the town ...
Eastern Romaina is a lot like South Aus, infact we felt like we had hammered the crusier along a lot of dodgy tracks to go nowhere. Gypsies as it turns out are not so scary but are infact an different cultural group, darker skinned and don't live in caravans as we imagined but live in trucks with bee hive rear bodies. They seem to follow the crops and particularly the sunflower crops, which ...
... stop at a historic site. The town of Histria was founded in the 7th century BC and was the oldest settlement in Rumania. It was deserted in the 7th century AD because the port silted and the ships had to be moved to other ports on the Black Sea. The ruins are still impressive although it is hard to imagine that this place on a lagoon had a large port. A museum has been built and shows some interesting exhibits. Then it was off to ...
Other places to stay in Galati
13 Domneasca Street, Galati | Hotelfrom $72
12 Domneasca Street, Galati | 3 star hotelfrom $272
107 Marii Uniri Bvd, Galati | 3 star hotelfrom $91
1 Siderurgistilor St, Galati | 4 star hotelfrom $84
Westminster/Thornton, Galati | Hotelfrom $71