22 Jan 2019 - 23 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
This is the oldest populated city in Romania, a port, and home to a famous Romanian landmark: the Casino located on the beach. True, in the recent years the building started to degrade, they are now discussing ways to renovate it. I love the city because it is vibrant, has a great beach, many places to visit and see, and it is big so expect also crowds in the city.
Large port city on the Black Sea, third largest port in Europe. Yeah, free internet at the McDonalds. City is a little behind the times but seemed active and friendly.
Constanta's principle virtue is it's convenience. It is a Black Sea Port with excellent bus and rail access to the rest of the Balkans. Istanbul is only 9 hours by coach from here. Historically, Constanta's claim to fame is the Augustus sent the poet Ovid here for writing dirty poetry. There's a statue of him on a boardwalk overlooking the seaside.
I volunteered at a children's orphanage here, and while the people in this city are absolutely wonderful, the architecture and overall Soviet vibe of the place can be a little depressing. That being said, there are some decent (and very, very cheap) restaurants in Constanta...you just have to ask around!