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... out into the Black Sea and has been of strategic importance and therefore inhabited by Thracians, Romans and Ottomans before the Bulgarians got it back. The scenery is dramatic in all directions with what look like chalk cliffs to the south and red sandstone to the north. Legend has it that the red is due to all the bloody battles over the millennia. Also a legend that 40 maidens tied their hair together and jumped off the cliffs during the Ottoman invasion to escape a worse fate at ...
... Eastern Europe, and easily rivalling things I saw in Rome in quality if not in presentation, and so little is known of their existence. There is obviously a lot more buried beneath the modern streets.
The Romans were very clever - all the underfloor heating structures are very well preserved here, and then in the Arch. Museum there were other things that have been recovered - shop signs, one for a brothel (the oldest ...
... though - I could practically hear those duelling banjos!
Then we we drove along the beach for a while - probably a couple of miles of beautiful sand (good for walking Aly) with half a dozen people on it. Completely unspoilt, and I was quite relieved that it didn't live up to the guide book description that says it's a favourite with nudists - no x-rated photos today. Phew!
Then on to Varna which is much bigger than I had expected and ...
... the main road that passes by the docks. We carried on until we reached the beach, but on the way there we passed by some smaller Roman baths of which we could view everything from the pavement. The road was on our right and the baths remains were on our left.
We both paddled in the sea, but due to the sheer bone-chilling cold of it, neither of us swam. That was the coldest sea I'd ever been in, including the sea in New Zealand! ...
... of peace and calm. I was so, so glad we came here. I couldn't help but think that if this was in the UK, it would be packed!
The peace and calm was marvellous, but Dave still managed to have a minor but ironic accident. In the main part of the site there is a stone circle which is supposed to bring people luck; Dave went in and then the moment he stepped out of it again, he stepped on something sharp - ...