Travel Blogs from Constanta
... purchased a guide, which helped, but it was a bit ***********nect what we were seeing to what was described in the guide. Still, it was clear when we saw a basilica, of which there were several. The Roman baths were also fairly obvious. We walked all around the site. Mostly, one sees just the hints of walls of buildings, but there are a few columns and arches visible. Because it was cool and overcast, no snakes were out (the reviews frequently mention the ...
... On the other side of the road there was a huge lake with a resort sporting a swimming pool and more bars. The lake itself left a lot to be desired - full of rubbish, weeds and generally green and slimy in appearance. Once back at the ship we took advantage of the poolside service and partook in a few margaritas (well not Coraleen of course) and snacks delivered right to our lounger! We could get used to this ...
... the 3 months we have been traveling together Junko and Hiro who, like most Japanese, tend to be targets for con artists, fast talking touts or taxi drivers and the like, have had a crash course on how to avoid becoming a victim of those practices.
When they arrived in Constanta, by themselves, they were put to the test. Hiro rode his bike the 3 km to the hotel while Junko took a taxi that was willing to use his meter! Junko kept a sharp eye ...
... of Constanta, Romania confirmed all of my suspicions!
To be fair, it's not a very interesting part of Romania. I understand that the western part of the country is mountainous and very pretty. (And that's where Transylvania and Count Dracula can be found!) Constanta is the largest commercial port on the Black Sea, with a population of about 400,000. It has an ancient history, founded by Greek traders around 600 BC. Then ...
... return on July 30th.
Let's let Dave and Hiro tell their stories;
There are several pensions in Corbu 28km up the road. But next town with hotels after that, according to the 2013 edition of Bikeline, is 91 km from Constanta in Jurilovca. The old edition and internet searches showed two other hotel possibilities before then. We'll keep our eyes peeled for ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility