Gura Portiţei (România)

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For more informations about this place, click on the map

The little harbour

The little harbour

The exit from the harbour

The exit from the harbour

Some small houses on the beach (63 lei/15 euro per night)

Some small houses on the beach (63 lei/15 euro per night)

Other houses

Other houses

On the beach...

On the beach...

In the center of the complex

In the center of the complex

Other photo with the harbour

Other photo with the harbour

The beach and Black Sea

A photo of the beach and the Black Sea made under umbrella 😛

Lifeguard tower

Lifeguard tower

One of the two mini-bays from the beach

One of the two mini-bays from the beach

Here you can listen old romanian and russian songs in the night, at a big fire. The atmosphere is wonderful

Here you can listen old romanian and russian songs in the night, at a big fire. The atmosphere is wonderful

The second mini-bay

The second mini-bay

Outside the complex, in the northern part

Outside the complex, in the northern part

Just a little swamp with many rowdy frogs and snakes :)

Just a little swamp with many rowdy frogs and snakes 🙂

Millions of sea shells...

Millions of sea shells...

One of the most beautiful walk that you can make near a sea

One of the most beautiful walk that you can make near a sea

You can see Crimea ? :)

You can see Crimea ? 🙂

A log astray

A log astray

Do you wanna play with them? :)

Do you wanna play with them? 🙂

Other log...

Other log...

In the left side you have the Danube Delta with Goloviţa Lake and Black Sea in the right

In the left side you have the Danube Delta with Goloviţa Lake and Black Sea in the right

The Place of Love... (i will remember this place my entire life)

The Place of Love... (i will remember this place my entire life)

The sunset over the swamps

The sunset over the swamps

A cute little frog near to our house :)

A cute little frog near to our house 🙂

Constanţa (România)

Constanţa on the map

Click on the map for more informations about Constanţa

Constanţa (historical names: Tomis, Greek: Κωνστάντια or Konstantia, Turkish: Köstence, Bulgarian: Кюстенджа) is the oldest living city in Romania, founded around 600 BC.

The city is located in the Dobruja region of Romania, on the Black Sea coast. It is the capital of Constanţa County and the largest city in the region

The city of Constanța, fifth largest in Romania, is part of a group of seven roughly equal-size cities which rank after Bucharest, Romania’s capital.

The Constanţa metropolitan area was founded in 2007 and comprises 14 localities located at a maximum distance of 30 km (19 mi) from the city and, with 446,595 inhabitants, is the second largest metropolitan area in Romania, after Bucharest.

The Port of Constanţa has an area of 39.26 km2 (15.16 sq mi) and a length of about 30 km (19 mi). It is the largest port on the Black Sea, and the fourth largest port in Europe.

Source: Wikipedia

The city bus

The city bus

The railway station

The railway station

On a walk to the promenade (you can see the port in the right)

On a walk to the promenade (you can see the Constanţa Shipyard in the right)

On the promenade, near to the old Casino

On the promenade, near to the old Casino

Fishes salute you :)

Fishes salute you 🙂

Other photo with Casino...

Other photo with Casino...

The Aquarium from Constanţa

The Aquarium from Constanţa

Inside of aquarium

Inside of aquarium

(Anguilla anguilla) European wounded eel :)))

(Anguilla anguilla) European wounded eel :)))

Clarias gariepinus or African catfish

Clarias gariepinus or African catfish

Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Stingray (Dasyatidae)

Stingray (Dasyatidae)

Beluga or European sturgeon (Huso huso)

I think that is Beluga or European sturgeon (Huso huso)

A Black Sea relief map

A Black Sea relief map

Pangasius hypophthalmus

Pangasius hypophthalmus

Carp (Cyprinidae)

Carp (Cyprinidae)

Turtle (Testudines)

Turtles (Testudines) No ninja 🙂

I dont know how to say in english "STABILOPÓD" :)

I dont know how to say in english "STABILOPÓD" 🙂

The bus station schedule

The bus station schedule

Tutrakan (Bulgaria)

Tutrakan (Bulgarian: Тутракан, Romanian: Turtucaia) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Silistra Province. It is situated on the right bank of the Danube opposite the Romanian town of Olteniţa in the very west of Southern Dobruja, 58 km east of Rousse and 62 km west of Silistra.

The town was founded by the Ancient Romans in the end of the first half of the 1st century under the name Transmarisca. The settlement was part of the Roman military boundary in the 1st and 3rd century and reached its apogee in the 4th century, when, under the personal management of Diocletian, it was made one of the largest strongholds of the Danubian limes.

The ancient town and fortress were destroyed in the beginning of the 7th century and the modern town carrying its present name emerged in the end of the century, remaining a military centre through the Middle Ages as part of the Bulgarian Empire, which was conquered by the Ottomans in the late 14th century.

Tutrakan was liberated from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 by Russians to become part of the Kingdom of Bulgaria. After the Second Balkan War, it was incorporated, along with all of Southern Dobruja, in Romania until 1940, when the pre-World War II Treaty of Craiova returned the territory to Bulgaria.

During World War I, the town, then part of Romania, was the site of the important Battle of Tutrakan during which Central Powers forces defeated decisively the Romanian Army.

Source: Wikipedia

A shower panel

A shower panel

Derrick (elevator) on the Danube shore

Derrick (elevator) on the Danube shore

Orthodox Church

Orthodox Church

TV Tower

Tutrakan TV Tower (Build: 1979, Height: 98 m "322 ft")

The pontoon

The pontoon

The Danube (Dunav in Bulgarian)

The Danube (Dunav in Bulgarian)

Comrat (Moldova)

Comrat (Romanian: Comrat; Gagauz: Komrat; Russian: Комрат / Komrat) is a city in Moldova and the capital of the autonomous region of Găgăuzia.

It is located in the south of the country, on the Ialpug River.

 

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Găgăuzia in Basarabia (Click on the map)

 

In 2004, Comrat’s population was 23,429, of which the vast majority are Gagauzians.

Gagauzia (Gagauz: Gagauziya or Gagauz-Yeri; Romanian: Găgăuzia; Russian: Гагаузия), formally known as the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Găgăuzia (Gagauz Yeri) (Gagauz: Avtonom Territorial Bölümlüü Gagauz Yeri, Romanian: Unitatea Teritorială Autonomă Găgăuzia, Russian: Автономное территориальное образование Гагаузия / Avtonomnoye territorial’noye obrazobaniye), is an autonomous region of Moldova.

The Gagauz people are a small Turkish-speaking ethnic group living mostly in southern Moldova (Gagauzia), southwestern Ukraine (Budjak-southern Basarabia) and north-eastern Bulgaria (Dobruja).

Unlike most other Turkic-speaking peoples, the Gagauzians are predominantly Orthodox Christians.

There is a related ethnic group also called Gagavuz (or Gajal) living in the European part of northwestern Turkey.

Regions with significant populations:

Moldova 147,500
Ukraine 31,900
Greece 30,000
Turkey 15,000
Russia 12,200
Bulgaria 540
Romania 3,000
Kazakhstan 700

Source: Wikipedia

Travel Journal

„…Wishing to visit Gagauzia, we decided, in a rainy vernal morning to have a flying visit to Comrat.

Arriving at the South Station from Chisinau, after we paid 34 lei/person (2.2 euros) for ticket, we took in hurry a minibus with destination Chisinau-Taraclia.

The first thing we have noticed in South was that Moldova has bad roads, it was impossible to stay calm in the bus.

On the way, we remarked that on both sides of the driveway there were a lot of vineyards.

After one and half hours the driver stopped in a very small station, with few buses-we arrived in Comrat.

At the beginning, the city appeared to be uninhabited and old, we saw few people walking on the streets.

After a little walk in the town, we discovered some little shops, which seemed to be forsaken and we found a market place.

We decided to see what are the prices and what do the gagauzians buy from there.

We must confess, even the sellers were fairly polite, we felt a bit uncomfortable because of the people who didn’t stop staring at us. It was strange to see how while you were buying hot peppers you were surrounded by people who were quite smiling at you.

Another thing we have noticed was the big number of pariah dogs which were following you till you didn’t drive them away. Having a walk on the streets of Comrat we saw a lot of old houses and buildings, remained from USSR period.

If you want to ask someone from there about something, we think you should know more languages. Gagauzian people have a strange way of speaking: they use two languages (gagauzian and russian ) at the same time, so it’s difficult to understand them.

After we passed a whole day in Comrat, searching for a place to eat, we came back to the station to take the bus. For this time we paid 36 lei (2.35 euros) for the ticket and we took the last places from a bus.

It was a very old bus, with broken chairs which were moving at the simple flick.

In more than one and half hours we were in Chisinau, tired but pleased that we had seen something different from the usual-an interesting and strange city, Comrat…”

 

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A small street from Comrat

 

 

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State University from Comrat (Main building)

 

 

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Galatsana street near University

 

 

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State University from Comrat (A "luxury" building for a city with 23.429 people)

 

 

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Assembly of Gagauz-Yeri (Găgăuzia)

 

 

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Moldavian and Gagauzian flags on the Assembly of Găgăuzia

 

 

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(Moldavian Bank in Comrat) Moldova Agroindbank

 

 

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Periphery street

 

 

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City Hall

 

 

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Small blocks

 

 

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Big blocks in soviet style

 

 

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An old communist building

 

 

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Other soviet blocks

 

 

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Communist blocks

 

 

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One of the best highschools from Comrat

 

 

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Music school

 

 

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Orthodox church (gagauz people are Orthodox)

 

 

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Just a street...

 

 

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University of Comrat

 

 

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I think this is their cultural house

 

 

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Lenin...

 

 

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Marshutka "маршрутное такси" (маршрутка)

 

 

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People's Assembly

 

 

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Near to the market

 

 

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Shops

 

 

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Car plate from Comrat (GE is for Gagauz Eri)

 

 

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Old stuffs in bazaar

 

 

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A commercial center near to the bazaar

 

 

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Fruits on the street

 

 

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One of the entrance to bazaar

 

 

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Publicity panel

 

 

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A nice house

 

 

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Gagauzian food 🙂

 

 

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Building in construction

 

 

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Near to the bus station (avtovokzal)

 

 

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New building

 

 

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Toilet in russian

 

 

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:))))

 

 

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Lenin street

 

 

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Inside of Cultural House..i think...

 

 

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In the center

 

 

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An orchestra singing inside of Cultural House

 

 

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The same statue with Lenin

 

 

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Gagauzian Disneyland 😀

 

 

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Orthodox church

 

 

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Gagauzian girl 😛

 

 

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The street near to the bazaar

 

 

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A nice dog 😛

 

 

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Gagauzian beggar "you have any change?" 😦

 

 

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In bazaar... (all gagauzians looks at me when i made this photo) weird...

 

 

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Gagauzian faces 🙂

 

 

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Strawberries

 

 

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Gagauzian vane

 

 

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Pharmacy (Apteka in Russian)

 

 

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Court of Justice from Comrat

 

 

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Other typical red blocks...