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Across The Border

THE CLASS TEACH' You don't fool me, Ghiţulescu! You've got Kents, bless your wallet! Throw one over, 'cause I'm poor, my mother's unemployed and keeps me only on shots of glucose, she has no food to give me. Come ooooooon, please! Ghiţulescu

The Children's Crusade

excerpt Attention on platform three! Please stand clear of the edge of platform three! The special train is now arriving from Oradea! Attention on platform three! Please stand clear of the edge of platform three! The special holiday train is now arriving from Oradea! The

Nobody's Angels

excerpts  PROMISES  Those of us who looked after the severely ill, close to their end in hospitals or foster homes made a lot of promises to them. Some asked for the impossible, namely to save them from death, but most of them only wished not to die alone and, above all,

The Europolis Cemetery

THE LEGEND OF THE CEMETERY Sulina was the setting for a very beautiful love story. It was a cosmopolitan, bohemian town, brimming with life, and the inspiration for Pierre Loti's short stories. The nightlife of the cabarets went on frenetically, with sailors and revellers

The European Danube Commission

The European Danube Commission (EDC) was founded following the Paris Peace Treaty of 1856, after the conclusion of the Crimean War. The Peace Treaty was signed by the great European powers previously engaged in military conflict: England, Austria, France, Italy, Prussia,

Sulina: Past And Present

In the late 19th century, Sulina, although modest in size, was one of the most prosperous towns in Romania, thanks to the activities of the European Danube Commission. Numerous edifices and monuments (presented below), which have survived to the present day, although now

Sulina - A European Destiny

Institute for Ecomuseum Research in Tulcea Sulina is the easternmost settlement on Romanian – and the EU – territory, with a distinct history of its own. The oldest mention of the name 'Sulina' (Selinas) is found in the work De administrando Imperio, written

Recommended Tourist Trails

Trail no. 1TULCEA – THE MILE 35 CHANNEL – THE SIREASA DISTRIBUTARY – THE ŞONTEA DISTRIBUTARY – THE OLGUŢA CHANNEL – THE OLD DANUBE – MILE 23 VILLAGE – LEBĂDA – MALIUC – THE SULINA ARM – TULCEA The trail sets out from Tulcea, the main port of entry

Halfway Between The Equator And The North Pole

Upon entering the narrow water thread, we are being gently rocked. It is quiet. The left and right side of our water path is bordered by high reed walls. Above them lies the blue, brilliant sky. Not one whisper, nothing. Only the ripple of water, which pats the thicket,

Quote Cousteau

It is a wonder that the Danube, the only river in the world to cross seven countries and two important capitals, collects along its 2860 kilometers of erstwhile blue waters thousands upon thousands of tons of waste spilled out by a savage, destructive civilization, obstinately

Scientific Tourism In The Danube Delta

Cultural tourism, with one of its most attractive variants – scientific tourism – has lately been gaining ground all over the world, being one the few forms of knowledge that unite relaxation and delight with a broadening of one's intellectual horizon. In its complexity

Little Fingers

excerpts The wind is chilly and it is as though it has a taste, a taste of mulberries. The boat passes by a white poplar. Over the water hang scattered streaks of haze, whelps of mist. The boat leaves behind it a row of dwarf willows. What a bluish-black night, like ink!