Travels to the Black Sea.. an ongoing project
Since Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union the Black Sea forms part of the EU's eastern frontier. The Black Sea has a fascinating history involving Greek settlers, Nomads from the East, Cossacks, and the Ottoman and Russian empires. Odessa and the Crimea grab our imagination, the Danube Delta harbours the most exotic birds and thousands of Westerners take their holidays on the shores of the Bulgarian Black Sea. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and Georgia are in conflictů Many Turkish migrants that ended up working in Belgian coalmines originated from the Black Sea coast. And last but not least, there is Istanbul, the fantastic city on the Bosporus, dividing and connecting East and West.