Grand Victoria Hotel
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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 ...
Our morning started with a drive through the Balkan Range. There are fields and copses and acres of sunflowers, all with their heads bowed, and then suddenly a small, depressing village where dogs guard junk yards and other places that you can't imagine anyone even wanting to break into. The houses are in disrepair or abandoned altogether, and small public squares are overgrown with weeds, almost as if any civic pride ended when Communism did. On the other hand, ...
... steep hill. Getting out was a nightmare made extreme by some less than courteous driving. Actions such as cutting across our line, forcing us to stop on a corner on an extremely steep slope made it worse. Other drivers shook their heads in disbelief helping us realise it wasn't a generally accepted behaviour. That helped when we reflected on it afterwards. 'Bo's technology, Dave’s driving competence and calm demeanour won the day.
... getting stuck in the middle of nowhere. Just when we thought Clio must be going on nothing but our prayers and hope, there it was. The smallest, oldest looking gas station. But it was open and had gas- what more do we need?
We finally stretched our legs and back, while the lady (who spoke no English whatsoever) filled our tank for us. We walked around for a little bit, got some candy from the trunk... We sat back in the ...
... with beautiful frescoes. Churches dated from the 13-14th century. Then we were on our own to shop! We had a nice lunch overlooking the harbor. Tonite is our group happy hour. Tomorrow we are on the road again to another town on the Black Sea-Varna. ...