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... out into the Black Sea and has been of strategic importance and therefore inhabited by Thracians, Romans and Ottomans before the Bulgarians got it back. The scenery is dramatic in all directions with what look like chalk cliffs to the south and red sandstone to the north. Legend has it that the red is due to all the bloody battles over the millennia. Also a legend that 40 maidens tied their hair together and jumped off the cliffs during the Ottoman invasion to escape a worse fate at ...
... Eastern Europe, and easily rivalling things I saw in Rome in quality if not in presentation, and so little is known of their existence. There is obviously a lot more buried beneath the modern streets.
The Romans were very clever - all the underfloor heating structures are very well preserved here, and then in the Arch. Museum there were other things that have been recovered - shop signs, one for a brothel (the oldest ...
... a sit up and beg bike for me next. I wonder if they do them for spinning!
Fab things to note about this hotel: all the staff have been to charm school and they have lots of free L'Occitaine toiletries. A week ago I wouldn't have noticed, but, although the Bulgarian people are really nice, they don't smile much, and so far, 'free toiletries' as described on the Internet has meant a teeny bottle of shampoo and a toilet roll.
... hadn't got to the stage where any shape or pattern was recognisable, but it was still interesting to watch for a while.
On our walk back to the hostel we stopped at a sweetcorn stall for a cup each of sweetcorn mixed with butter, salt and grated parmesan cheese - delicious!
We finished the day with some dinner at the place we'd been recommended last night and then some internet time back at the hostel.
... out of the sand, some several metres tall, some a bit shorter. Most are hollow; some have fallen over and broken into smaller sections, so you can see all the way through them. There have been differing theories over the years about how the columns came to be; one is that they are sand and limestone concretions, left standing after the softer sedimentary rock around them gradually weathered away over a period ...