"A visit to THE DANUBE DELTA usually begins in the Romanian town of Tulcea, a two-hour drive from Constanta.
As I boarded a small, brightly painted boat and headed for the delta, I entered a world that seemed almost
anachronistic. Here, at the gateway to the 2,200-square-mile Danube delta wetlands, I found lakes and
channels with crystal-clear water, and a network of islands, covered in swaying reeds, that would be
blanketed by wildflowers in summer. The delta is a haven for bird-watchers; willow, ash, and white poplar trees
provide nesting sites for more than 300 species of birds over the course of a year. The silence was broken
only by chirping and the sound of oars cutting through the water as fishermen rowed by."
(Excerpts of an article by Ms. Nina Darnton, a New York-based freelance journalist). »»»
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