Rose Valley Kazanlak

Landscape, going to Kazanlak from Veliko Tarnovo.

The city center of Kazanlak, Seuthopolis Square.

Kazanlak is a Bulgarian town in Stara Zagora Province, located in the middle of Kazanlak Plain, at the foot of the Balkan mountain range, at the eastern end of the Rose Valley. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Kazanlak Municipality. The town is the tenth biggest industrial city in Bulgaria, with a population of 47,325, in 2011 census.

Arrived at the city centre of Kazanlak, I’m going to the famous rose valley.

Rose Valley Map

The Rose Valley with the cities Sopot, Karlowo, Kalofer, Kazanlak (from west to east) between the Balkan Mountains in the north and the Sredna Gora in the south.

Rose fields

The Rose Valley of Kazanlak stretches for 10-12 kilometers and is 95 kilometers long with an average height of 350 meters and an area of 1895 square kilometers.

When I got there at 9:20, the rose picking was over. But a lovely girl welcomed me.

The Rose Festival starts.

They are enjoing the rose festibal.

Locals and visitors are enjoing local danc with fork song.

Rose Queen Appears

Kids enjoy the festival.

A friendly woman took me to guide the village by the carriage.

It’s time to say goodbye to the children.

Leaving the Rose Valley.

The locals were very kind. Since I am old, I will never visit this place again. But I will not forget about them. It was very fun, happy time. Arigato (Thank you) and Sayonara (Goodbye).

Veliko Tarnovo

After the tour of Arbanassi I left for Veliko Tarnovo, it began to rain. I arrived at Veliko Tarnovo 3:00pm, it continued to rain.

Distant viw of the ruins, Tsarevets Castle in the rain.

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.

Czar AsenⅡPlace and Samovodska Charshia in Veliko Tarnovo

Samovodska Charshia (market) square is where the people of nearby Samovoska village came to sell their home-grown produce in the second half of the 19th century.

Samovodska Charshia was quiet in the rain.

Walking to the booked hotel in the rain.

Yantra Grand Hotel and the reception Veliko Tarnovo

After taking a short rest in the hotel, I went out for a walk in the evening.

Monument of the Asen Dynasty.

Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Asen Dynasty, Second Bulgarian Empire, between 1187 and 1256. With its unique architecture, it is attracting many tourists.

Dense houses on the bank of Yantra River.

Veliko Tarnovo, with a population of 72,938 inhabitance, is an important administrative, economic, educational, and cultural centre of Northern Bulgaria.

Night view from my hotel room.

The next morning I went out to explore the historical town of Veliko Tarnovo.

Monument Mother Bulgaria

The monument of Mother Bulgaria is dedicated to those killed in 4 wars – Russo-Turkish 1877-1878 Serbo-Bulgarian 1885, Balkan wars 1912-1913 and First World War.

The Mother of Bulgaria

In the crypt of the memorial eternal flames are burning, and on top of it the statue of Mother Bulgaria is kneeling with flag in hand. The memorial complex is built in the flower garden with benches.

From the Mother of Bulgaria, walking to the ruins of “Tsarevets”

The ruins of Tsarevets Fortress.

Tsarevets is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo. It served as the Second Blugarian Empire’s primary fortress and the strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces.

Ruins of Tsarevets

View from the ruins

Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God

The Gate of the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Ascension of the Lord

The Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God is a former Eastem Orthodox  cathedral in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Located on top of the fortified Tsarevets hill in the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, the cathedral was the seat of the Bulgarian patriarch from its construction in the 11th–12th century to its destruction in 1393.

The interior of the cathedral.

The cathedral was mentioned in a number of medieval sources. One of the earliest described the transfer of the relics of Saint Michael the Warrior to the cathedral on the order of Tsar Kaloyan, who ruled 1197-1207. In the late 14th century the last Patriarch of Tarnovo, Saint Evtimiy, referred to it in his writings as the “great patriarch’s Cathedral of the Holy Ascension.”

Mural painting of the Patriarchal Cathedral, Veliko Tarnovo.

The cathedral was destroyed along with everything else in the fortress when the Ottomans captured it in 1393. It was fully reconstructed in 1978-1981, which you will note was during the communist rule of Bulgaria.

These are somehow mysterious cathedral wall paintings.

After the Cathedral I was wandering about Tsarevets Hill.

Leaving Tsarevets Ruins for the old town of Veliko Tarnovo

Main Street of Veliko Tarnovo; Walking to the old town.

I got back to the square of Bulgaria Mother and will be going to roam the old town of Veliko Tarnobo from now on.

Monument of the hanged; Walking in the old town of Veliko Tarnovo.

The monument of the hanged is located at the foot of the historic Varosha neighborhood in Veliko Tarnovo, at the place where the participants in the April uprising in the First Turnovo Revolutionary District are hanged.

Samovodska Charshiya Street in the Old Town.

Step into the alley of the old town of Veliko Tarnovo, there are stone houses on the stone pavement. A market named Samovodskata is welcoming tourists.

Traditional houses in the old town of Veliko Tarnovo.

Souvenir shop in old town of Veliko Tarnovo

Small stores such as goldsmiths, ceramics, woven fabrics, leather goods, wood carvings, paintings, embroidery and lace handicrafts have been erected since ancient times and you will become fun just by looking and walking.

Street art in the old town of Veliko Tarnovo.

Somehow, this is a pleasant picture.

Unique street art, old town of Veliko Tarnovo

Boundary between Old and New town, and New Town of Veliko Tarnovo

I arrived at the boundary between old town and new town, the houses are densely packed on the slope beyond the Yantra River.

Monument of Asen Dynasty is from here.

I’m going to the monument of the Asen Dynassty and will take some photos.

Walking to the monument.

The Asen dynasty founded and ruled a medieval Bulgarian state, called in modern historiography the Second Bulgarian Empire, between 1187 and 1256.

Monument of the Asen Dynasty

The Asen dynasty rose as the leaders of Bulgaria after a rebellion against the Byzantine Empire at the turn of the year 1185, 1186 caused by the increase in the Imperial taxes.

Veliko Tarnovo was Capital of the Asen Dynasty, Bulgaria

It is time to part from Veliko Tarnovo. Farewell! After this I’m going to the next distination Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

Arbanasi Bulgaria

Arbanasi is a village in Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, central northern Bulgaria, set on a high plateau between the larger towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Hotel Winpalace Arbanasi Bulgaria, I took a late lunch at the hotel’s terrace.

After lunch, I decided to explore the village of Arbanasi. It a tiny village with a population of 331 inhabitants in 2010. However, the village is known for the rich history and large number of historical monuments.

Arbanasi Map

Scenery of the Arbanasi.

Walking to the village center, traditional houses in Arbanasi.

Village Centre of Arbanas

Decided to go to the Hadjiiliev House Museum first. I am walking a peaceful and unpopular country road.

The Hadjiiliev House was built in the second half of the 17th century and is a wonderful example of the Renaissance architecture of the period.

Arrived at the Hadjiiliev House (Architectural) Museum Arbanasi

Unfortunately, the door of the museum was closed and there was no one in the vicinity so I could not go into the museum. Then, I was going to the local museum of Konstanzaliev House.

Walking to Konstanzaliev House Museum.

Arrived at the museum Konstanzaliev House. “Let’s get in the museum.”

The Konstantsaliev house was originally built in the 17th century. It has been beautifully restored in National Revival style. It reflects not only the wealth of the owners but also the attention to detail and the quality craftsmanship of that time.

Courtyard of Konstanzaliev House

Entrance of Konstantsaliev House

Floor plan of Konstantsaliev Konstanzaliev House Museum

Originally it was owned by the Tafrili family, and was later bought by the wealthy merchant Atanas Konstantsaliata. It is an ethnographic museum in nowadays.

Inside of the museum

Livung room, Jewelry box, Room with fireplace and Kichen

Kitchen pots jars and traditional textile fabrics

The diverse museum exhibition of the Konstantsaliev’s house represents the way of life of the wealthy merchants in the period of the zenith of the village in 16-17 century.

Left the museum of Konstanzaliev House, I’m walking to the Church of Nativity.

Arrive at in front of Church of the Nativity in Arbanasi.

The church yard

Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi: Pay the entrance fee and enter the church.

Church of the Nativity is the earliest and the most richly decorated church in the village of Arbanasi. It was originally built during the 15th century the simple low level building. The oldest layer of wall-paintings is from the end of 16 century.

It consists of a naos, a narthex, a gallery and a chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Inside of the Church of the Nativity

One of the most interesting scenes is the genealogical tree of Jesus Christ with the twelve ancient philosophers. It is in the narthex.

Iconostasis, Church of the Nativity in Arbanas

Amazing mural painting of the Church of the Nativity

The Wheel of Life

“The wheel of life” is the most impressive wall-painting in the gallery of the church. This is the earliest presentation of the scene on the walls of Bulgarian churches.

Leave the Church of the Nativity,

Souvenir stands are there.

After the Church of the Nativity, take a walk around the village.

Flowers from Arbanasi

It’s time to leave for the next place of destination, Veliko Tarnovo.

Distant view of Veliko Tarnovo, from Arbanasi.


Village of Madara Bulgaria

Next morning, I went for a walk around the hotel with the cameras after breakfast.

Balcony of my hotel room, “Primorski” citizen swimming pool, the street to the pool in front of the hotel and the statue of “The Dragons in Love.”

Created in the 2010 the statue of “Lovers dragons” is located in the Sea Garden of Varna, near the swimming complex “Primorski”. Now It’s one of the symbols of city of Varna.

Left the Panorama hotel in Varna, I’m going to the next destination of a little village called Madara in the morning. It is 80km to the village of Madara and will take about an hour.

On the way to the village of Madara, I stopped by a strange place called “Stone Forest.”

Stone Forest (Pobiti Kamani)

The Stone Forest (Stone Desert, Bulgarian Pobiti Kamani) is a widely scattered group of rock formations. It is a natural phenomenon, rocky desert located on the north west of the Varna Province border.

Stone Desert, Bulgaria

They say that it is a natural phenomenon, but some rock pillars are looked like as artificial for me. I think that it is a trace of an ancient temple or palace.

Left the Stone Forest, I am going to the destination, village of Madara.

Scenery on the way to the village of Madara Bulgaria.

Going to the mountain road into the village of Madara.

Madara is a village in Shumen Province, northeastern Bulgaria, part of Shumen municipality. It is a tiny village with a population of 1146 (2015 census) and the main industries are animal husbandry and dairy farming.

As entering the village of Madara, the Orthodox Church of “St. George and St. Triveli” is coming into view first.

The church of St. George the Victorious and St. Triveli and its interior, Madara Bulgaria

The Orthodox Church of St. George the Victorious and St. Triveli in the village of Madara was consecrated and opened on April 27, 2011. The church was new and beautiful.

The village centre of Madara.

Madara is famous for the Madara National Historical and Archaeological Reserve, located 1.5 km east of the village centre. Most importantly, Madara is the location of the famous Madara Rider, an 8th-century large rock relief carved by the Bulgars (Turkic semi-nomadic warrior tribes). So I’m going to there soon.

Arrived at the parking lot of the Historical Archeology Reserve of Madara.

The opposite of the parking lot is the Historical Museum of Madara.

The entrance of the National Historical Archaeological Reserve, Madara.

Roman ruins of there,

Madara Mountains, the relief of Madara Rider is on this steep cliff.

I’m going to walk up the stone stairs from now on to this steep cliff. I think that as I am old, it will be hard.

The stone steps to the Madara Rider, a Kaval seller was perfoming the end-blown flute on the way.

The kaval is a chromatic end-blown flute traditionally played throughout Bulgaria Romania and Armenia. The kaval is primarily associated with mountain shepherds.

Kavals, unique flutes.

The kaval is fully open at both ends, and is played by blowing on the sharpened edge of one end.

Arrived at the terrace in front of Madara horseman.

The Madara Raider (or Madara Horseman) is an early medieval large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau east of Shumen Province in northeastern Bulgaria, near the village of Madara.

The relief of Madara Rider (or Horseman) Bulgaria.

The Madara Rider, representing the figure of a knight triumphing over a lion, is carved into a 100-m-high of the cliff.

From the terrace of Madara Rider, I returned to the foot through the mountain path.

Cave church and dwelling of monks.

The Historical and Archaeological Reserve has Christian churches and monasteries from the First Bulgarian Empire.

I am walking down the mountain pass to the village Madara.


Ancient City Nesebar Bulgaria

Excursion to the old town of Nesebar: I will leave the hotel in Varna for the historical city of Nesebar Bulgaria. Approximately 100 km to Nesebar, it takes about 2 hours. It is also fine today, thank God. “Let’s get out now!”

Scenery on the way to Nesebar, the photos were taken through the car window.

As I was getting into the town of Nesebar, an old jet fighter appeared in a small park.

Monument for the Bulgarian aviators

An old jet fighter, Mig 21 plane, is displayed in a small park on the Han Krum Street, celebrating for 100 years of the Bulgarian air-force.

Nesebar is an ancient city and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. The city is located on the north side of the Bay of Burgas on a small rocky peninsula and is the center of the municipality Nesebar. The town of Nesebar has a population of 13,347 inhabitants.

Arrived in the old town of Nesebar at 11AM, I am going to roam the historicl area.

Windmill, South Nesebar Bay, St. Nicolas Statue, and Church of Christ Pantokrator

Windmill: The old wooden windmill on the passageway from the new town to the historical area of Nesebar is a lovely symbol of Nesebarthe and very intact Black Sea style. The details about old windmill has not been well known. It’s a fair guess that it’s from the Bulgarian revival period from the 17th to the 19th century.

Statue of St. Nicolas

Statue of St. Nicolas:  The St. Nicolas statue is standing at the harbor of South Nesebar Bay. It is identified as St. Nicolas is patron saint of sailors. However, the statue depict a new “Noah” holding a dove, looking for a new land.

Church of Christ Pantocrator, Nesebar

Church of Christ Pantocrator: The Church is a medieval Eastern Orthodox Church. It was constructed in the 13th–14th century and is best known for its lavish exterior decoration. The church is dedicated to Christ Pantocrator, a name of God which hails him as the “Ruler of All” in Greek. (The word of  Pantocrator is from Hellenistic Ancient Greek. The ruler of everything, especially as an epithet for Jesus Christ; an artistic depiction of Jesus in this aspect.)

Interior and outer walls of the Church of Christ Pantocrator Nesebar.

After the Church of Christ Pantocrator, I am going to the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Mitropolitska Street Nesebar

Walking the Mitropolitska Street 100 meters, it is the Church of St. John the Baptist.

Arrived at the Church of St. John the Baptist.

The Church of St. John the Baptist is a domed cruciform church, built with undressed stone. It is really small, 12 meters long and 10 meters wide. The masonry is crushed stone and pebbles and the facades were probably smoothly plastered. It was built in the 11th century and one of the best preserved churches in Nesebar.

The interior of the Church St. John the Baptist: the mural paintings are discolored with age.

Then I walked the Mitropolitska Street about 200 m east and reached at the ruin of the Church of Saint Sophia Nesebar.

Walking the Mitropolitska Street to the Church of Saint Sophia

Hagia Sophia Church, Nesebar

The Church of Saint Sofia is an Eastern Orthodox church in Nesebar and situated in the old quarter of the town. It is a three-nave basilica with a semi-circular apse, a narthex and an atrium, 25.5 m length and 13 m width. The basilica was constructed in the late 5th and early 6th century. Its present appearance was dated from the beginning of the 9th century when it was reconstructed.

The ruined apse of the Hagia Sofia Church Nesebar.

Left the ruined Hagia Sophia Church, I’m going to the next destination of the church of St. Stephan.

Souvenir shops and traditional houses on the way to the church of St. Stefan Nesebar.

The Church of Saint Stefan Nesebar

The Church of Saint Stefan (St. Stephen) is a former Orthodox Church in Nesebar, which is now turned into a museum. The building is a Byzantine style basilica with three-nave, built in the 11th – 13th century.

The interior of the Church of Saint Stefan Nesebar. View from the west entrance.

Beautiful vault of St. Stephen’s Church, well-preserved Mural painting.

Saint Stefan (St. Stephen) is a Jewish Christian (died in 35 or 36 A. D.). He is traditionally venerated as the Proto-martyr (first martyr) of Christianity.

Mural paintings of St. Stephen’s church in Nesebar, part of the southern wall.

Mural paintings of St. Stephen’s church were well preserved and enjoyable a lot. Left the St. Stephen’s church, I had lunch at a nearby restaurant.

I roamed about the old town of Nesebar after lunch.

Coffee break at an open cafe.

At an opposite souvenir shop, I bought some gifts for my granddaughter in Switzerland. It would be time to leave this anciento city of Nesebar.

New houses on the old substructures, here is a bus stop.

I took the car here and went back to the hotel in Varna. As I like smaller towns and villages than big cities, so it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the Nesebar locals and the guid.

I got to the hotel in Varna at dusk. After taking a short rest in the hotel room
I went out for a walk in the city of Varna.

Walk in the evening, Preslav Street and Nezavisimost Square Varna

About 9 pm the Bulgarian guide took me to an old restaurant for supper.

The restaurant with the Gypsy music performance.

The guide side that the restaurant is famous for the gypsy music performance, the  locals of Varna are really love gypsy music, foreign tourists rarely come to this restaurant.

Inside the restaurant. Their playing skills are wonderful.

I love Gypsy music such as the Hungarian Rhapsodies by Franz Liszt and the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, so it was really happy night. Unfortunately I can not recall the name of the restaurant.

It was very busy but fun today.

Varna Bulgaria

I left the Delta Hotel in the city of Tulcea for the city of  Varna in the neighboring country, Bulgaria. It is 280 km from Tulcea to Varna, takes about 4 hours.

Scenery on the way to the border with Bulgaria.

I am going to the south along the Route DN38 in Rumania. Shortly passed by the small villages and enter the border town of Negru Voda. Wild poppy on the roadside crossing the border.

Upon reaching the Bulgaria border, a Bulgarian guide took over after the Rumanian guide. I said farewell to the Rumanian guide and driver, they were really nice. I was grateful.

Bulgarian driver, Romanian guide Bulgarian guide and Romanian driver.

After having said hello to the Bulgarian guide, I asked that her  “I do not know anything about Bulgaria, please tell me a lot.” She replaied “We will leave soon” with a stern face. She plovervly has heard about me from the Romanian.

Scenery on the way to Varna Bulgaria from the border of Romania. The phots were taken thwough the cae window.

Arrived at the city center of Varna. Seaside Garden main gate in front the Hotlel Odessos.

City map of Varna Bulgaria

Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and seaside resort on the Black Sea Coast. With a population of 335,177 the city is an important centre for business, transportation, education, tourism, entertainment. The city of Varna is referred to as the maritime capital of Bulgaria and headquarters the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine.

I am going to the Archaeological Museum through the Slivnitsa Street from the Seaside Garden on foot.

Slivnitsa Street and the Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery on the street, Varna.

The City Art Gallery of Varna was opened in 1944, was named after the famous artist Boris Georgiev. In 1999, the City Art Gallery received a valuable donation from 13 works by the artist Boris Georgiev, made by his daughter Virginia Giacometti.

Inside the Art Gallery of Varna and works by Boris Georgiev.

I arrived at the Archaeological Museum Varna, that occupies an ornate 19th-century former girls’ school. It is situsted on the main street called Princess Maria Luisa Boulevard Varna.

The front garden and Archaeological Museum Varna.

The Archaeological Museum Varna was founded in 1887 by the brothers Hermann and Karel Škorpil (Czech-Bulgarian archaeologists).

The inside of the Archaeological Museum Varna.

(The display room.  Varna necropolis, the buried composition with the oldest gold treasure. The head-shaped anthropomorphic cover early Paleolithic Age (about 100 000 BC). Varna Gold from the necropolis, oldest gold treasure in the world.)

Nike, goddess of victory in the Greek mythology, the treasures excavated from the necropolis of Varna. Amazing !

Left the Archaeological Museum, I am walking to the cathedral of Varna. It is on the Princess Maria Luisa street, three blocks away from the museum.

Walking to the Cathedral from the Archaeological Museum of Varna, King Kaloyan Monument is on the way.

Statue of King Kaloyan Bulgaria

Kaloyan (c. 1170–1207) was emperor (or tsar) of Bulgaria from 1196 to 1207. His elder brothers, Theodor and Asen led the uprising of the Bulgarians and Vlachs against the Eastern Roman Empire in 1185. The uprising ended with the restoration of the independence of Bulgaria. Crowned emperor, Theodor (Peter II) made Kaloyan his co-ruler after Asen was murdered in 1196. A year later, Theodor-Peter was also assassinated, and Kaloyan became the sole ruler of Bulgaria.

Arrived at the “Dormition of the Mother of God” Cathedral Varna

(Dormition :Celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary’s being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended.)

The Mother of God Cathedral is the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the city of Varna. Officially opened in 1886, it is the residence of the bishopric of Varna and Preslav and one of the symbols of Varna.

Alter of the Cathedral of the Holy Assumption

Mural painting on the ceiling of the Cathedral Varna.

Mother of God Cathedral is not well known in Japan, but I felt the vibrancy of believers, it was a very fascinating cathedral with decoration.

Left the Cathedral, I’m going to walk the Preslav street  to the ruins of Roman bath. It will take about 20 minutes.

Landscape of Preslav Street

Walking Preslav Street of Varna; Clock Tower, Opera House, Café on the street (I enjoyed a grass of cool white wine.) and District Administration.

Arrived at the Ruins of Roman Baths.

Roman Thermae (Springs or baths of warm or hot water.) Varna are a complex of Ancient Roman baths. Its origin goes back to the second century A.D., when here was a Roman town – Odessos. The baths existed until the end of III century.

Roman Thermae (Baths) Varna

The Odessos Baths have been one of the most impressive and magnificent buildings in the eastern Roman Empire. The arch-like constructions are supposed to have been at least 20 m high. Its thick walls were built on layers of stones and bricks.

Strollling in the ruins.

Today the ancient Roman Baths of Odessos are a major historical landmark of Varna – an evidence of the wealth and importance of the city in the ancient times.

Roman baths complex Varna

Left the ruins of  Roman baths and I walked to the reserved hotel which is situated on the shore of Black Sea. It took only five minutes.

Arrived at the reserved Panorama Hotel Varna.

The Panorama Hotel Varna is a mere three stares hotel, but has nice views of Black Sea Coast.

The scenery of the Black Sea, the view from my hotel room.

Arrived at the hotel at 17:30, I had the dinner at the hotel restaurant at 19:30, and then enjoyed some plum tuica and wine in my room. It was really happy days.

Danube Delta Rumania

The Danube Delta is the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent.

I am going to make cruising to the Danube Delta at that morning.

Through a park in front of the Delta hotel.

I reached the platform of the Danube Delta cruising.

Let’s go to Danube Delt

The modern Danube Delta began to form after 4000 BCE in a bay of the Black Sea, when the sea rose to its present level. A sandy barrier blocked the Danube bay where the river initially built its delta.

Going into a narrow waterway

A flock of wild birds in the sky.

A flock of pelicans in the sky.

We landed the little island to have lunch at the table in front of a fisherman’s house.

Landing on a small island. Bird watching tower on the island.

Dishes of fisherman’s wife, all fish dishes. Everything is delicious as long as you are hungry.

The Danube Delta is perhaps the least inhabited region of temperate Europe, on the Romanian side live about 20,000 people. The almost population is scattered among 27 villages.

After lunch, I am going into a narrow waterway.

You can see a great number of wild birds. Unfortunately I do not know about birds well, so I can’t explain about them.

In the Danube Delta 274 bird species have been identified of which 176 were brooding (sedentary and migratory) and 98 non-brooding (winter, passage, erratic, and accidental birds). 

Boats are more convenient than cars.

Scenery of Danube Marsh

It’s 4:10 pm now, the time to return to the port.

Romanian navy fleet

My ship came back to the port.

Landed at dusk.

Danube Delta Port Square in the evening.

The cruise of the Danube Delta was over. I had lots of fun. After this, I will return to the hotel, take a short break, have dinner, then  shop at a local gift shop.

Good night!