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Travel Blogs from Albena
... of Queen Victoria and married, at 17, to the Crown Prince of Romania. At the time she visited Balchik and fell in love with it, the town was in the southern part of Romania. She was quite an artist and writer and made the town a sort of artisan hub. When she died in 1938 in Siniya in Romania, her heart was returned to the chapel in Balchik for burial.
The palace is quite small, but her apartment - well - not grand at all, but sooo pretty with lovely windows looking out across ...
... the recreation of a very wealthy noble's burial place from the late 5th millenium BC with many golden artefacts including a gold penis sheath - well, who could resist?!
We only managed one floor before 'museum overload' kicked in, but well worth £2:50 each. (If only for the sheath!)
Then back to hotel for lunch (aka Jerry's breakfast) and packing of beach stuff. Lounger, umbrella, sun, sea, sand .... So sorry ...
... has an amazing sandy beach. Very out of the way so it hasn't been developed into a resort - just a cluster of shacky cafes, and some boats. For about £9 for the two of us had a little cruise up and down to the river mouth. In the book it said there are eagles and kingfishers, but we saw 3 tortoises, a lot of swifts, a robin and a crow. Just lucky I guess! Still, it was pretty especially where the river went out to the sea. Definitely ...
... of mine casings and warship equipment clearly on display in their garden. We could see it all through the fence. A little bit later on we passed a building with sculpting going on behind fences outside. First we saw a man sculpting a tree trunk with a chainsaw; then round the corner we saw two or three men with facemasks on, sculpting massive blocks of marble. They were surrounded by piles of offcuttings. Both the tree truck and the ...
... 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!