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... rolls with two glasses of Coke in Karlovo and we decide to see if we
can get across the border to Edirne in Turkey this evening. Again the
border formalities are easily dealt with helped by the fact that I
had my visa bought online and also because I had bought my insurance
at the duty free area before going forward to the Turkish checkpoint.
The insurance was reasonable enough at €27.
So it has ...
... trip I just passed by some ancient ruins lying on the side of the highway.It is a fascinating Roman ruins in the town of Debelt (Deultum was the Roman name).
The second and last mountain was where the border crossing was and I was near it by 2:00pm. However it took forever at the border because I had to buy my visa there. The guard did a bad job of explaining where I need to buy the visa. I went to several buildings and asked 4 ...
... It was a sit down dinner and it was very good. We had to pay for our own wine, but what the heck?
After dinner we all went out on the terrace and Frans pointed out the various landmarks that were lit up in the night sky. The most impressive was the Blue Mosque right behind us. We possibly would have stayed longer but it started to rain again and we were not dressed for it. Evelyn and I were happy to go down to our room and get some ...
... and long skirts. Many older women, and some younger women, were wearing full length coats and scarves, sometimes of beautiful colourful silken material, but more often dowdy khaki colours or black. Many were wearing pretty basic western jeans and shirts. Men all wore long pants and most wore casual or dress shirts. Younger men would be wearing jeans and t-shirts, while older men would be wearing slacks and dress shirts.
We did watch men entering and exiting the ...
... again! Another complicated turn-around strategy later, and third time is still the charm - we finally got it.
Once on the highway to Edirne the drive was very pleasant, with rolling plains to the right, Australianesque in flora and colour, many farms of dried-up sunflowers, and some ocean views and tiny villages on the left. Turkey seems to be rather obsessed with wind power; we saw at least four wind farms on this short journey. We also passed a LPG plant, ...