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Constanta, Romania is situated at the crossroads of several commercial routes. It lies on the western coast of the Black Sea, 185 miles from the Bosphorus Strait near Turkey. It is an ancient metropolis and Romania's largest sea port, Constanta traces its history some 2500 years ago. Originally called Tomis, legend has it that Jason landed here with the the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece.
It is one of ...
... 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 ...
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1 Siderurgistilor St, Galati | 4 star hotelfrom $84
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