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... what would be the main route for skiiers visiting in the winter from all over Europe with huge new complexes being built and signs lining the road 'luxury spa suite hotel' etc... As we pass an elderly woman using a waking stick moving a donkey along the road... Something amiss here perhaps... Just before dark we (after a few more diversions) find the monastery town, and quickly realise this is not the famous on in the book... And what promised ...
... bit more than a half hour there. Column tops and funerary pieces were the most interesting.
Looking west from the museum was a field. The battle of Philippi took place between two hills west of the city. Alas, there was nothing about this very significant battle in Roman history.
It was slightly downhill to St Lydia's Baptistery, arriving at 1125. A service was ongoing in the stream as we approached. U/K and the Smoker must have had some six items ...
... the hotel around 1 and you know what that means...nana nap time! So after some serious snoozing, we got up around 2 and wandered around the village of Bansko, heading down some lovely little alleyways and spent the rest of the day just chillling out in local bars and cafés drinking beer and coffee and relaxing and catching up on our photos and blog time.
It was really great to have a nice chill-out day in the ...
... driver, possibly comments along the lines of "silly tourists", but let's not be cynical. He took us to the outskirts of the village, a journey of about 6 horse and cart minutes, or 500 metres, and showed us where the local laundry was.
The locals had diverted the main river bed to a channel that ran into a huge wooden bucket, maybe 3 metres in diameter. The fresh water pumps into the bucket and swirls around like a whirlpool before discharging at ...
... our walk about. Death Notices. Not placed in the local paper as we do, but rather, printed A4 sheets of paper, laminated and pinned on buildings all about the town. Sometimes with a black bow. We understand that these notices can stay up for years.
The mother of our landlady had died since the last time our guide, Andie, was passing through here, and although she knew about it, she was quite moved when we came across her notice on a bus stop wall, as we walked about ...