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Travel Blogs from Sozopol
... fairground, fastfood stalls and the Bulgarian equivalent of kiss me quick hats.
*No surprise then that we pick the latter for a sunset supper of fresh fish. If you go to Sozopol, the street where the best restaurants can be found is Ul Morksu Skali.
* Our hotel is a 30 minute walk out of the old town, with a small swimming pool and good sea views. Gosh, this evening our trip is beginning to feel like a holiday!
Highlights that come to mind are Jamie's pants being blown off the line during the night. Then in the morning heading out to the market to buy a fishing rod to reel them back in and succeeding!
Going on a dodgy banana boat for the first time and finding ourselves surrounded by jellyfish while we fought to hold on for dear life.
Managing to haggle when drunk for one piece of Donner meat
Managing to balance on someones ...
... and while seeing where they get all their rice from (didn't realize they grew rice in Turkey) Annie whisked us north without a stop. We reached the border at 12.30 and were a bit shocked. Bulgaria only has two borders with Turkey and if this is one God knows what the other is like. To say it was small would be an understatement. While we were there only two other cars went north and only half a ...
... children; including giving out shoeboxes at the Christmas parties she and her husband organise.
Upon arrival at Burgas, we met with our friend Jello who had organised three visits for us to three very different institutions. The first was an orphanage for children aged 3-7 in Sredets. Sadly we were not allowed to take pictures but the children were very excited and recited the poetry they had learned ...
... drink it, hoping it would cure them of disease. Over the years, the faces disappeared. Some saints were clearly more popular than others.
In the second church (St. XXXX), they had displayed a series of reproductions of maps from previous centuries that depicted Nessebur. The purpose was to demonstrate how long Nessebur had been in continuous existence, and its importance to the Black Sea region.
Our third stop was the ...