Here’s some interesting thing I’ve heard that will happen next Saturday. Romanian rock band “Kumm” will have a concert in Vama Veche, at the sea side.
Vama Veche is a very small village at the Romanian border, a place once known as the summer headquarters of unconventional, free minded artists and people. Compared to other sea side resorts in Romania, Vama Veche was and in some extent still is, the wildest, the less crowded and most original of all. There are no hotels, only some recently built villas, no noisy television contests or amusing parks. You can camp on the beach, close to the water and watch the sunrise. There are some fishermen’s shacks where people are very friendly (they gave me some sea creatures, sea shells and a strange plant, last summer). At night, some people make fires on the beach and spend the night singing, playing guitars, flutters or other instruments. Rock bands come and have concerts on the beach or in the many bars and pubs recently built.
It’s true, each year things change in Vama Veche and it begins more and more to look like the other resorts, but there are still a lot of good things you can’t have or feel elsewhere.
So, Saturday, the 2nd of December…the beginning of winter, this band (Kumm) is going to have a concert in Vama Veche at “Soni’s”, a bar close to the beach where you can also rent a room and have lunch. The thing is winters are very cold at the sea side and usually nobody would even think of going. But the view and the feeling are great. Basically, all you can see is water and sand. The sea foam remains on the shore like big, jumping, elastic pieces of ….bath foam (can’t find another word…). A cold wind blows strongly and freezes your face, the water takes the most unexpected colors and waves bring a lot of strange rocks, plants, pieces of wood and shells. The frozen sand is as hard as rock. Sometimes waves reach 6-7 meters high and they wash away everything on the beach (fortunately, I’ve never seen that, but I was told about it :P). There must be at least about one hundred seagulls flying and crying around. No people on the beach, no loud music, no tourists noises. Few villagers and homeless dogs, minding their daily business.
And now, because of this concert, I expect more and more people will feel attracted of going to the sea side in winter. Things might change… (L.G)
P.S Maybe it is time to say that Romania has a climate that is transitional considered between temperate and continental. For more details I recommend you this page http://www.romaniatourism.com/climate.html
P.P.S More pictures from Vama Veche at http://iloveyouromania.blogspot.com