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... is not right they haven’t got any bathers on…. Bugger me she was right.. It would seem most of the other beach goers had forgotten their swimmers but given it was pretty hot decided to swim regardless. Well that is what we decided happened anyway. The facts are probably more along the lines of we could not read the Bulgarian sign which apparently said buff is good bathers are for men with little weenies…. Haha so off with my ...
Varna is a pretty nondescript town. Third largest in Bulgaria, with a large port and beaches. And a history of Mafia. We went to ANOTHER archeological museum. This one is known for having the oldest collection of worked gold in the world. Otherwise, a lot of Greek and Roman things. We had lunch at a Turkish restaurant along the pedestrian promenade, then headed back for some R & R. ...
... a pair of beachfront water slides for a bit of fun in the sun and if you really want a swim there is a chlorinated pool a little further up the beach. It doesn't come cheap though with entrance fees nearly double what we'd pay at home for access to a public pool.
I climb the stairs away from the beach encountering the Bulgarian Naval Museum. The adjacent grounds are scattered with Soviet era relics. Possibly an interesting ...
... of Ottoman warriors. I don't know what the ottomans might have done with them, but they wouldn't have been flattered by the monument that stands on the peninsula!
So had a lovely breezy walk along and back (clear blue skies and mid 20's temp - sorry) then drove back via coffee in Kavarna (getting quite hooked on iced coffee now) to Balchik.
Well - what a lovely surprise!!!! Parked the car and, having run the gamut of fridge magnet, wind chime and strange ...
... all) and toilet seats (even the Romans didn't have the soft close version).
And an advantage of the poor marketing, there were only about 2 other people there. So how did I manage to get both of them in my photos??? Give it 10 years and some EU funding and I bet this place will be on the map.
On to the Arch. Museum via tourist info (took us ages to find, but made a new friend in the process) where we picked up ...