Travel Blogs from Mamaia
... first to Tulcea, then visit the ancient Roman town of Histria upon our return. But we decided, for various reasons to stop at Histria first. As we arrived, one of the cruise busses was just finishing their visit. We bought our tickets and headed towards the old Roman city.
Although many reviews state that the site is small and of limited interest, we really enjoyed our visit there. The ruins are extensive, covering the equivalent of several city ...
... 160;We passed over a canal which connected The Black Sea to The Danube and, of course, had to stop and take pictures. In Constanta itself we visited an eclectic range of sites: a mosque, a church, casino and upmarket beach resorts. The gap between the wealthy and poor was apparent everywhere as was rubbish and terrible drivers blatantly flaunting a disregard of basic road rules and common sense. However, we ...
... No sooner had I said that, large rain drops appeared on the windshield. Junko screamed:"we should have taken a van". For 5 minutes it rained hard then stopped and the wind blew the boxes dry by the time we arrived at the airport.
The driver asked for a lot more than the hotel had told us it would be. Dave dealt with him and offered a lot less. When the driver came down to the original 150 lei Junko had agreed to pay, he said okay. The airport ...
... we moved on to our first of what would become many Eastern Orthodox churches, with lots of icons, and no pews. The country is about 85% Orthodox, with some Roman Catholics and protestants, and only a few Muslims.
Our last stop was at the Archaeology Museum, which held a mildly interesting collection of primarily Roman artifacts. There was an entire room full of glass items found while excavating various areas. The most unusual ...
... and fancy dress. All followed by a party until morning in abandoned military training grounds.
A large Tesco in the nearby town enabled us to stock up with supplies. The pharmacist also took a look at Pav's insect bites and told him to go to hospital. Four cars came with us whilst Pav got some antibiotics and cream. Then back on the road towards towards Budapest via Bratislava. The late start meant we got to our hotel in Budapest at 2am ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet