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... clothing (there's also a lot of fur being sold here). Every street seems to be a shopping street, and if a space turns out not to be a shop, then it's most certainly a restaurant with a tout standing outside trying to entice people to enter.
We went back to St. Stephen's (which we passed last night). It's Stefan's favorite church not just because it's named for him (or vice versa) but because the interior is covered in frescos. It hasn't ...
... and say a few words. Stefan was a little embarrassed that his mom showed up, but he is quite clearly her little boy and he ran to her to give her a hug and kisses. She was a sweet, tiny little thing with a bit of palsy and even though she doesn't speak English, she could understand enough when Barb told her that we just love her son. She beamed.
Anyway, the museum had archaeological finds from Thracian tombs, including a gorgeous golden laurel ...
... the few towns we visited and stayed in, concrete abounds and most of the concrete is old, mouldy, grey and worn; and this was in the new housing developments. We tried to avert our eye from the older sections of town.
With that said (and out of our systems) some towns, like Shumen, had some fine pre-Communist era buildings to view, if you looked really hard.
Shumen is also the home ...
... so using our European Road Atlas we set off for Burgas.
We took a signed turning. The road was initially good having been recently resurfaced (courtesy EU funds) however after the first village it became almost unusable. We turned in a field and headed back. This gave us a second look at our first Bulgarian village. It was just before dusk at the end of a golden summer day. The only residents we saw were ‘seniors’. They were sitting ...
... And we spent money on ours *sigh*.
We finished the bottle of vodka we had from Ukraine, got the tents ready and went for a swim in the sea. First of all- it was barely a sea. It wasn't salty :(
Another thing- almost got a heart attack while swimming. Remember how I mentioned I don't like deep water? Well, after couple of minutes, I finally figured I can swim a bit further- where I can't reach the bottom. No big deal. So ...