There are places in the world where time seems to have stopped and did not allow people, traditions and the beauty of certain things to change altogether. Such a place is the Danube Delta, a truly magical and wild realm in the East of Romania. This “Paradise of the Waters” with landscapes dominated by weeping willows and velvety water lilies is formed where the Danube river ends its course and divides into three branches – Chilia, Sulina and Sfântu Gheorghe in order to flow into the Black Sea. The inhabitants of the Danube Delta are friendly and hospitable, most of them skilled fishermen, ready to serve you with a glass of wine from the fields of Dobrogea and fresh fish dishes.
The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve has become part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1990, being the best-preserved delta in Europe. The emblematic bird of the Delta is the pelican where two species are present: The great white pelican, and the curly pelican. The curly Pelican is the largest bird in Europe, measuring 180 cm, and with a wing span that reaches 320 cm. Approximately 9% of the total area of the reserve is represented by 20 glades and islets, strictly protected, with forbidden access.