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Saturday July 12 2014
*We leave Bucharest early since we have 365 km to drive and a border crossing into Bulgaria.
*Fortunately light weekend traffic allows for easy navigation out of the city. The countryside is still flat and uninteresting .
*50 km or so from Bucharest we reach the last EU border of our trip. The geographical border between Romania and Bulgaria at this point is the mighty ...
... tourist destination but clearly in May it's too early and the place looks pretty empty and sea is cold judging by the screams we can hear from the beach.Tomorrow we drive north again to Balchik, lets be honest only really to play golf! But I see it has a botanic garden so I shall give that a visit. Climatically we have gone back a month and the wild flowers were just splendid in the national park (Annie). ...
... in, eating good food, and laying on the beach.
I am not going to comment on the amount of sleeping that I did here. I will just say it was a lot and leave it there.
The food in the area was good and cheap, but we ended up cooking some delicious meals ourselves. The first night we treated ourselves to seafood. Then there was a crepe. The next day we wanted to be a bit cheaper and cooked up ...
... caught the tram and funicular to Taksim and wandered along the grand boulevard of İstıklal Caddesi through the Beyoğlu district; we caught the ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul and meandered around Üsküdar and Kadıköy and we lunched at Ortaköy where sadly the second most photographed mosque in Istanbul was being renovated so there were no photo opportunities. We also visited the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, the spice market and ...
... sorted grain was pouring out onto the main road and the workers were busy shovelling it out of the way of the traffic!
Then on a very remote stretch of road not far from the Turkey / Bulgaria border I felt as if I was in Deliverance (as in the film) country as I came around a corner to find a gun toting farmer who looked like he'd had too much moonshine! I’m sure he was a very nice guy it is ...