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... and a little door to a minaret and balcony where she used to sit. Lots of photos of her here in the '20's and '30's made it very real. She wrote a book called 'My Lifeas a Crown Princess' which was apparently very successful in the UK and USA. I'll be looking out for it.
Back then (minor brush with the law when we were pulled over for driving without headlights) for an hour on the beach - lovely late afternoon sun - and now doing this before going out to eat.
... is rubbish at home!
Now back again for evening spruce up before dinner. Hoping to find somewhere a bit more sedate tonight. Last night we walked along the main street and the sea front, but it was mostly loud, busy bars. I think this is the kind of place that party animals would love - out at 11pm, party all night and barely see daylight before they start again. Obviously, just made for us!
However, onward to Varna. We didn't expect to come across much en route so the lovely coastal scenery was a bonus. Green fields on cliffs above deep blue sea - it felt very Greek. There were even considerable stretches without that old Bulgarian favourite - dense trees that block any views of anything apart from more trees.
So the drive was beautiful, and we stopped in a tiny place called Kamchiya which is on a river ...
On our return from Pobiti Kamani at about half past one, we spent the rest of the day exploring in the sunshine. First impressions were of a very pleasant city, filled with colourful buildings, flower stalls, leafy trees, pink blossom and the unmistakeable smell of sea air.
The taxi dropped us off by the cathedral - I ...
... feet! He had taken his shoes off to enter the circle. Quite minor luckily, with no blood. He was able to carry on walking after a couple of minutes.
On our way out we bought postcards and fridge magnets from the little shop at the entrance. The man there had sold us the tickets at the start, and now he kindly ordered a taxi for us - my Bulgarian is not great face to face, so I didn't want to risk it on the phone!