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along the  Danube  

along the Danube

2018 Bucharest to Amsterdam

July 17th 2018
7-17-18 Tuesday. We spent the entire day sailing upriver on the Danube. The main attraction was the Iron Gates, a stretch of the river through a gorge that had been whitewater before a dam was built downriver and is now deep and smooth enough to accommodate riverboats. One side is Serbia, the other Romania. Trajan’s (Roman emperor) Tablet, carved in stone commemorating the completion of a road w ... read more
Europe » Bulgaria

Bulgarian Flag The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, b... ... read more
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