Messambria Fort Beach
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... by so fast. Thank you all for your time and generosity to me it was so much appreciated.
My apologies for not being so great about communicating the latest goings on here. There is so much to tell but yet time slips away from you.
Hopefully with this new found tool "Travel Pod" I can be more proactive about sending updates, pictures and news about the really great things happening here.
Letter this week - Oct 29 I have ...
... for the monks there. The picturesque grounds, consisting of a unique collection of different architectural syles, provide a captivating experience for people of any religion. Vistors are warmly greeted, however it is important to note that the religious function of the monastary means that noise should be kept at a minimum in some parts of the complex. ...
... to the people. Also we saw a statue of Stefan Stambolov (sp?), a 19th-century politician — some say the greatest Bulgarian politician of the 19th century — who was attacked by his opponents after losing an election. They cut off Stambolov's hands with an axe and cracked his skull. He didn't die for three days. His wife kept his hands and displayed them in her window. (Ew.)
And finally, what we'd all been waiting for throughout the entire trip: ...
... so while Emma and Mark went up to the Patriarchate Tower first, I walked round to Baldwin's Tower, the part I hadn't seen before. From there I got some wonderful views of the Turkish part of town, over the river on one side of the hill in Stara Gora Park. When I met back up with the others, lower down the hill from the Patriarchate Tower, they raved about the views they'd got of the whole town and beyond, not just from the top of the tower but at every turn on the way up as well. ...
I've had a lovely few days here since my arrival on Monday. The sun has shone, I've had a lovely wander round the town and I still cannot get over how amazing the view is from my bedroom and kitchen windows!
I've tried 'Tarator' for the first of what I know will be many times; this is a cold, yoghurt-based soup made from unsweetened yoghurt, cucumber chunks, garlic, dill and very finely chopped nuts. In the same meal I also had a chicken dish I ...