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... s commercial center until the 7th century. Archaeological vestiges point to the existence of workshops, warehouses and shops in the area Remains of the Roman public baths can still be seen nearby. Aqueducts brought water six miles to the town.
Archaeologists are also working on restoring old ship wrecks from the Black Sea. They've found the very salty water at the bottom of the sea has actually preserved the ...
... a win-win. Honey for sale everywhere on the roadside and very healthy crops our farmers would be pretty happy with. On our approach to Lochel (small town in the mid north for those not familiar with South Aus) I asked Darren to pull over so I could take a photo. Whilst I am taking the photo Darren the real horticulturalist gets a closer look at the weeds growing throughout the sunflower crop.
... for example: 140 grams (5 ounces) of meat or fish, 100 grams (not quite 4 ounces) of mushrooms, 200 grams (about 8 ounces) of rice and not to forget: 1 ounce or 30 grams of ketchup! Maybe it stops you from overeating but we ate well and liked the Rumanian wine too.
Our last leg to the black Sea took us through vineyards and streets lined with walnut trees. Eventually we drove through large fields with wheat, barley and rye. We made ...
... extensive beachfront.
FYI -- Constanta was founded by the Greeks as Tomis around 2,500 years ago. It is rumored to have been the place where Jason and the Argonauts landed after securing the Golden Fleece of legend. The Romans conquered in 71BCE and renamed it in honor of the sister of the Roman Emperor of the time.
Today it is the fourth largest port in Europe after Rotterdam, Antwerp and Marseille. ...
... a mystery set in Naples (These Dark Things, Introducing Captain Natalia Monte), then one in Venice (Death at La Fenice, A Commissario Brunetti Mystery). I liked Brunetti so much I got another in the series (Acqua Alta, named after the high tides that flood Venice, and which I had experienced). Donna Leon is a very prolific writer, so I will have plenty of reading ahead of me if I complete the series.
My new book is The Lost Sailors, set ...