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Old 01-11-2006, 07:04 AM   #1
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Hey atchoum and other Romanian travelers, we're contemplating spending a week or so in Romania this summer, what can you tell me about the Constanta area?
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Tumblezweedz, hi again !

There are two areas of Romania I haven't been to, and Constanta is one of them. I did go by the Black Sea, but in Bulgaria. So all I know, is probably what you already know : it's beautiful and... crowdy ! I tend to not go where tourists are... Excert from the Lonely Planet : "in midsummer the Black Sea coast ressembles a massive outdoor party, with beachfront barbecues and plenty of beer". This means though great ambiance !

Browse through the Eastern Europe Lonely Planet, they give detailed infos on 8 resorts along the Black Sea (one resort was left out). The area is called Dobruja. For lodging, you should pay over $30 Euros per room, but there are campings close to the resorts. There are 9 resorts, Mamaia is the largest. Some resorts offer health spa (Eforie Nord, Mangalia), others lots of sports and outdoor activities(Mamaia, ), or beach partys/nightclubs (Neptun-Olimp). Saturn, Venus, Aurora, and Jupiter are smaller and less expensive resorts.

The Danube Delta (cities : Tulcea, Maliuc, and Sulina) is the border with Ukraine. Reading the LP, it seemed pretty neet also. You can even sleep in houseboats. According to my LP (2002 edition), you need a permit in order to visit this area.

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Hey atchoum, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I also read about the tourist hordes along the coast, but as we'll be mixing business with pleasure (my husband's going for work) we're pretty well obliged to stay in the Constanta area. He's off to Bucharest next week, lucky dog, so hopefully we'll get more of an idea of the ifs, whens and wheres after that.

I know you loved Romania, so I'm really hoping this works out. It has been on my list since I started backpacking 15 years ago!
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