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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, ...
... sat for a while enjoying the peace and solitude as well as the wonderful way the sun rising changed the colours in the surrounding mountains.
Time passed quickly and soon it was time to leave. 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 ...
... 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 ...
... a writer who obsessively wrote about himself. Ha ha!
-----Later, a Turkish family drove me back to the Black Sea. The eleven-year-old daughter asked to have her picture taken with me. Sure. I loved having my picture taken! The father stuck his fist in the air and yelled, "Yeah. Freedom!" when I said I wasn't married. I was happy to get that response, because Turkey was a place where people rarely understood why you'd want to be alone. I was happy ...
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