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... to have unsuitable weather. Still, I likely wouldn't have gone down to the beach anyway, so I can't complain (although the wind is giving me wild gypsy hair).
Our walking tour started just feet from our hotel at St. John church, a cruciform church with a chimney-like dome built … erm, absolutely eons ago. It's now used as an art gallery and was never actually consecrated. We then stopped in front of the similar-looking medieval church ...
... 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 ...
... was out of line and defused the situation. Eventually after over an hour we got there and were ever so relieved to have the documents and vehicle checked with little more than a cursory look. Whilst the experience was tedious and frustrating it came nowhere close to our record of 9 hours at the Mozambique- SA border, also in very hot, humid conditions. We did miss the opportunist Mozambiquan vendors who worked the queue selling hot home baked pau (bread ...
... But why make it easy? Why not have a slightly different kind of cyrillica than them?
The road was boring until the moment we realized we needed gas and the closest gas station David's GPS found was 140km further. There was no way Clio was gonna make it. So we kept going up and down smaller hills, through even smaller villages, hoping to find a gas station. Or, worst case scenario, that some good soul will save us if we ...