E` qui che termina

giugno 27th, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Romania - (6 Comments)

After going through various European capitals (Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade) and ten countries, the Danube, the most navigable river along the European Union as well as the second biggest ever of the continent, ends into the sea at Sulina, on the border with Ukraine.

And it is precisely here that I arrive after about 3 hours by boat from Tulcea, in this tiny town that thrives on fishing and tourism.

After I did “take” by the first lady who gives me the port where to sleep (I didn`t want to waste time looking here and there) I am going to the beach, about a mile. And the first thought, upon arrival, has been: “how much the water is dark!.” Of course, you fool, that`s the Black Sea!

Mar Nero

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giugno 25th, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Romania - (8 Comments)
At the arrival the city doesn`t excites me: chaotic, no information, no tourist office and it is not clear which is the center. One must get used to and see how it is developed to begin orientation.

But when you begin to discover the right ways, embraced by enormous aristocratic palaces and monstrous communist buildings, one next to the other, things change.

Capitalism won…

The visit to Casa Popurului, or People`s House, is not to be missed: today hosting the Romanian Parliament, it is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon and is built entirely with materials and artifacts from Romania, communist-style self-sufficient.

Tons of marble, glass and carpets: to build it and the huge boulevard 40,000 buildings were razed.

It has a volume exceeding 10% that of the Cheops pyramid … Awesome.


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