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... br> The road ended at the Turkish border. There is no border crossing here, just a creek separating Bulgaria and the European Union from Turkey. The Bulgarian side of the little creek was lined with small pleasure boats, not one of the Turkish side.
We had to take an inland route to the border crossing with Turkey. Once there both L and D had to buy a visa. L’s was €50, gone up from €30 in 2011, and D’s was €25 on his ...
... revolves around tourism, which is what brought us here. Maybe they aspire to Dubai's over-the-top opulence (speculation), but the city has a long way to go. Between the failing Soviet structures stood several modern, attention-grabbing buildings--one even had on its sides a constantly running video of a fluttering Georgian flag.
We stayed at "Hotel Brighton", which was perfect for access to the water and the city, ...
... The supposed walk "down" (3 kilometres) was in fact an ascent for some of the way. Well done Shaz and Jean getting up and
down too on foot.
The views on the way down were even more stunning. As the road crossed over the river, you could see lovely waterfalls and the views of the monastery were even more breathtaking on
the way down.
What a lovely morning. ...
... giving the bird may turn into a friendly gesture after all. Who knows. All we were worried about was getting out of there, finding some food (pizza), a place to lay down (park bench) and wasting away the next countless hours until we were able to board the train to Tbilisi at 10pm that night. Moral of the story: Don't get drunk and sleep in a dorm with a snorer the night before check out when you are not due to depart until late that evening. Oh and don't stay at Batumi ...
... for its life to the underside of a cliff. A stone aqueduct carried water to the monastery. Inside, square or cylindrical rooms wore triangular tops and came together to form a tiny castle. Jesus and the saints, wearing red shirts and gold halos, had been painted all over a church. The overhanging cliff kept them dry.
-----Escaping the tourists who obsessively photographed themselves, I camped somewhere on Sumela's mountain. I wanted to be ...
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