Apart hotel Serena Residence
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... kilos of petals to make one kilo of rose oil. Rose oil is mainly used in perfumes and pharmaceuticals, and rose water is used in cosmetics, pies, and creams.
The rose industry is so important to Kazanluk that they have a rose festival (and have had for over 100 years) and choose a Queen of the Roses. There are two criteria for being queen: 1) she must be from Kazanluk, and 2) she must be a senior in high school.
In addition to ...
... the few towns we visited and stayed in, concrete abounds and most of the concrete is old, mouldy, grey and worn; and this was in the new housing developments. We tried to avert our eye from the older sections of town.
With that said (and out of our systems) some towns, like Shumen, had some fine pre-Communist era buildings to view, if you looked really hard.
Shumen is also the home ...
... let about five vehicles through from each lane, in turn. Just as well because ten lanes became two. Why? Well, because the vehicles had to be "desinfected" and there were only two sprays. We then had to stop at another booth to hand in vehicle documents (again) and pay for the unsolicited shower – unfortunate timing as ‘Bo had just been washed. We held our breath, hoping they didn’t require Brutus to be showered. He wasn’t.
... Traffic there was pure chaos, but eventually, we made it out of the city.
It was almost time to look for a place where we could get lunch. No such luck until right before Bulgarian border and even there we only stopped at a supermarket, so we don't pass out from being hungry, and kept going.
And again, we were in a country that uses cyrillica. Time to remember everything we learned during the couple hours ...
... with beautiful frescoes. Churches dated from the 13-14th century. Then we were on our own to shop! We had a nice lunch overlooking the harbor. Tonite is our group happy hour. Tomorrow we are on the road again to another town on the Black Sea-Varna. ...