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... 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 get the sense that he is very envious of the privileged life we live in Western countries. After a nice drive, we arrive at the river and board our boat. I'll just say our cruise thru the Delta is relaxing. There are over 200 species of birds to see here but, as you may well know, those little critters can be pretty evasive sometimes. We do see a couple of white swans from a distance and a few birds in the trees, but it's not exactly what ...
... 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 ...
Our first stop is St Gheorghe, which is a typical rural town on the river. Unpaved roads and horse driven carts are a common sight. The houses are small but sturdy and a lot of them have beautiful gardens full of zinnias, canna lillies, grape vines and fruit trees. As we walk around the main part of town we notice life is simple here. Women are hanging laundry out to dry and the men are carting around everything from propane tanks to fresh ...
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