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Dates of visit:
Sept. 7, 2005 -
Sept. 27, 2005

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Trip Highlights:
 Visit Family
 Romanian Wedding
 Eco-touring
 Danube Delta
 Iron Gates NP
 Fishing Villages
 Mountain Villages
 Monasteries
 Roman Ruins
 Roman Spas
 Black Sea Coast
 

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        Village of Murighiol
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        Enisala Fortress (Herculeea)
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        Capul Dolosman
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Cheia Reserve

Cheia ReserveCheia Reservation is a limestone cave system situated about 50-km north of Constanta. It is a protected region.

The caves are open to the public but are unimproved and difficult to locate. They are deep and prone to rockfalls which indicates that exploring them is risky.

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Histria Fortress

Histria FortressThe Histria fortress was the first Greek colony on the west shore of the Black Sea and the oldest city on Romanian territory. Milet colonists have founded it in the middle of the 7th century B.C. The city had a non-interrupted development for 1,300 years starting with the Greek period up to the Roman-Byzantine period.

At the end of the 6th and during the 7th century A.D. the fortress was destroyed by the Avar-Slavic invasions that forced its inhabitants to desert the city. The fortress was first explored in 1914 and archeological diggings have brought to daylight numerous monuments. The main gate and defense towers are to be noted together with thermal edifices, public buildings, civilian basilicas, stores, residential districts and public market places.


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City of Tulcea

City of TulceaTulcea is the port city for the Danube Delta, built on the ruins of the Roman fortress of Aegisus.

Located on the right bank of the Danube, Tulcea marks the start of the division of the Danube river into three branches to form the Danube Delta, a biosphere area classified as third in the world in ecological importance. Tulcea is the gate of the Delta, the administrative centre of the county, a tourist place, as well. The city has 110,000 inhabitants.

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Village of Murighiol

Village of MurighiolMurighiol ('violet or indigo lake'), a Roman military camp in the 2nd century BC, was renamed 'Independia' under the communist era but has since been reverted to its Turkish name.

Our extended stay was at the Morena Spa.

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Enisala Fortress (Heracleea)

Enisala FortressCetatae Enisala (often referred to as Heracleea) is a 12th to 14th century medieval fortress sitting high on a hill overlooking Lake Razim and a vast field of reed grass and water channels.

Village of Enisala is a mile away. This area is popular for bird-watching.



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Capul Dolosman

Capul DolsmanCapul Dolosman are the ruins of a Greek citadel, probably Arganum (Orgame), the oldest ancient habitation on Romanian territory, mentioned for the first time by Hecateus from Millet (6th -5th centuries BC). Nearby Lake Razim is popular for bird watching, especially in November when thousands of Red-Breasted Geese arrive from the Arctic.



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