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... after that. There was a huge black cloud hanging over the sea that somehow created all sorts of different colors in the water: deep blue, black, green, and silver. I tried taking a photo, but it came out as a dark thing over another dark thing.
The walk took an hour or so; the last 20 minutes were spent walking directly into the wind. I wish I had brought an Alice band.
Oh! I just realized that I didn't have any shopska salad ...
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, ...
... Tombul Mosque, the largest, still serviceable mosque in Bulgaria.
It was a treat for us, not to actually see a mosque (of which we have seen many and varied), but to be allowed to enter and photograph with freedom, even though we are non-believers.
The building, dating from the 1700's, is in a constant state of repair, but if you can sort through the maze of scaffolding, it ...
... were here too. Most were women and they were consuming quantities of junk food despite it being so early in the day. Smoking was also common. A refreshing change was the lack of the selfie stick and selfie culture. In fact we’ve noticed that the mobile phones are not as visible here. Most of the beach consists of fine brown sand but there are patches with fine black sand (possibly ilmenite). It has reputed therapeutic benefits.
... you. All of them except for the two puppies, who decided this was the best time to play and they start jumping around you and barking like crazy.
This was my morning. Which would be nice, puppies are always nice, right? But you know what else puppies do? They like to bite- jest for fun. Except these puppies definitely never got a shot or anything to make sure they don't have rabies. Well, this sucks. Therefore I can't let ...