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On the way to Sfantu Gheorghe and the Anonimul Film festival

Yes, finally… it’s been two years since I’ve last been to Sfantu Gheorghe, but now, the wait is over. In less than an hour I’ll be on the ship on the way to my dreams, having a cold beer and enjoying the wild scenery.

Sfantu Gheorghe has always been one of my favorite places in the Danube Delta. It is so quiet and wild and you can just relax and let everything go away for a few days. In the last few years it witnessed quite a few developments, and it’s become better known in the country and abroad. The great thing is that it still attracts only a certain type of people with whom you can have a great conversation and also have plenty of fun.

The main attraction these days is the Anonimul Film Festival, which actually started two days ago… Yes, I know I’m late, but I’m getting there.

The festival lasts a whole week and the main highlights are the projections of various low budget, independent films from producers from all over Europe. There are two locations: one is the Delfinul camping, where the movies are projected on a huge screen out in the open and everybody in welcomed to enjoy them for free, and then there are private or paid cinemas, just across the streets.

To be honest, I only got to see a few movies the third year I went there. I was too busy on the beach or anywhere else. Some of them were ok, others sucked.. but it was all great.

This year I don’t plan on seeing any film, but we’ll see how things work out. I’ll probably spend most of the time at the beach or fighting the mosquitoes… those aren’t normal mosquitoes, they are dragons! And unfortunately I couldn’t find any mosquito repellant crème at the pharmacy next door. If I don’t sort this out, tonight I’m toast!

But we’ll see how everyting turns out. I’ll post a follow-up when I’m back.

On the way to Sfantu Gheorghe and the Anonimul Film festival

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