This summer I visited those highly regarded towns in Sardinia and they are really very impressive. It is the mixture of stunning landscapes and the love and care for the traditional architecture that makes them so special and attractive. All of this would not pay their bills, if they would not offer excellent services and very attractive places to spend time and money.
Sardinia does not have a history of wealth and wellbeing. I think the people there used to be rather poor and many might have left to seek better chances in Italy and France. Now, as tourism flourishes and many of the rich and super-rich people anchor their yachts in its ports, there is good income for many.
Some time ago, one or more people wanted more, and over time created a destination of beauty and excellent services.
A handful of European countries are connected by the Danube and where the Danube meets the Black Sea is the town of Sulina. The Sulina channel was once the largest channel of the Danube Delta and therefore Sulina was one of the most important towns for shipping goods along the Danube into Europe. Its glory is long gone and the little town is left to demise.
At the same time the Danube Delta is one of the most beautiful wildernesses of Europe and there are many passionate navigators around the Black Sea.
What if one time this sunken beauty ‘Sulina’ will have a mayor with a great vision of restoration and tradition of encouraging businesses and services. She will access European funds, engage an architect who rigorously re-instates the charm of the Delta and uses top materials.
Attractive offers for businesses, following the same guidelines, goods and services according to the tradition of thousands of years of the local population. Give the local people the pride to be from this area and welcome visitors from all over the world.
This is actually what is behind all the attractiveness of Porto Rotondo or Porto Cervo. All constructions there follow the highest standard and the architecture of the Sardinian tradition. All materials used are of highest quality and excellent craftmanship. There is a perfect mix of construction and nature, private homes and businesses.
We can bet if it takes only 3 years or even 5 years until Sulina will become the new hotspot for sailing and yachting in the Black Sea, after such a transformation.
Let’s not forget the administration in Bucharest, such a mayor would need the support for her ideas to be supported and not undermined by envy and greed. That ‘what if….’ Is a bit harder to find, but nonetheless possible.
Romanians are great party people and Sulina has these wonderful beaches and places for outdoor events – let’s think green and make them ecologically correct – even more attractive for the European crowd.
I am sure, soon there would be boats going down the Danube to meet Sulina and its beauty, to join the crowds partying and dancing through the night.
Ah, you say there is war in the area. Yes, now there is war, but it will be over soon and then the area will strife and our neighbors will come to Romania, visiting those people who helped them in need and then they will enjoy the landscape and the services and the events.
It takes one person that has a great dream and everything changes. All we can imagine can be realized, no matter how impossible it sounds and the obstacles we see. Let’s start to see what is possible and ignore the obstacles, then they will disappear by themselves.
Sadly, now I would hear 19 million people saying that in Romania this is impossible (not counting those 20 million Romanians that are living abroad) and as long as this is their belief, it will remain impossible.
What if ….
- We change perspective and start believing that it is possible
- We start dreaming our own dream and see the perspective instead of the obstacles
- I use this concept in my everyday life
IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE LIVE A LIFE IN PEACE
I wonder, what if all the people live a life in peace? Was John Lennon really so much ahead of his time? Is It not time to start dreaming his dream?
As much as I can see a Sulina become the sistertown of Porto Cervo, I can see us humans live a life in peace.