As we approach 1 May we thought to tell you what we did a year ago, maybe it gives you some inspiration. Of course, the destination that we have chosen can be visited at any time, but it should not be missed.
In order to better understand this holiday, let us quickly tell you about it. In 1889, 1 May was declared International Labor Day. Later adopted by the majority of the countries as a free day. In the Romanian folk tradition, Labor Day is also called Armindei, Pelin Day or Drunks Day and signifies the beginning of summer.
On this day, most people go to a barbecue with their friends or choose the way of the mountain, to savor the tasty dishes in “fresh air”. Or go to the sea, which has become a tradition in itself.
Last year, we also wanted to respect this “tradition”. But also do something new to make this little escape a bit more interesting. And so we got to leave at 3 am from Bucharest to Dobrogea Gorges, a destination that we wanted to tick for a long time.
The most impressive part of the Dobrogea Gorges can be admitted on the road between the commune Targusor and the village Cheia, in Constanta County. These Gorges are part of the Dobrogea Mountains. The oldest mountains in Romania, which have a maximum height of 467 meters reached in Tutuiatul Peak. In these mountains was created a unique ecosystem in Europe, with over 1770 plants species and 181 bird species. The gorge was formed by the limestone layer deposited over the rocks in this area over 100 million years ago in Jurassic.
Therefore we left home to visit this unique place in Romania, even in Europe, that we have chosen to capture it in the best light, at sunrise. To get there, you have to make sure you have the GPS set from home because you will not have any signs on the road. Although the signs are missing the road is asphalted and can be reached easily without having problems with your car. The location is becoming more and more crowded every year. Especially on mini-holidays when people come here with tents and caravans and camp in the middle of the gorge.
After watching the sun rise up over the sky, we went to walk on the beach in Mamaia until our feet froze in the cold water. And to end the day (for us already too long) we went to the Dolphinarium in Constanta. Until the start of the show, we walked through the small zoo that is set up inside the complex.
The dolphin show made us smile and applaud as excited as the rest of the children who were present at the show.
See another one-day escape here.