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Saturday July 12 2014
*We leave Bucharest early since we have 365 km to drive and a border crossing into Bulgaria.
*Fortunately light weekend traffic allows for easy navigation out of the city. The countryside is still flat and uninteresting .
*50 km or so from Bucharest we reach the last EU border of our trip. The geographical border between Romania and Bulgaria at this point is the mighty ...
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 ...
... tourist destination but clearly in May it's too early and the place looks pretty empty and sea is cold judging by the screams we can hear from the beach.Tomorrow we drive north again to Balchik, lets be honest only really to play golf! But I see it has a botanic garden so I shall give that a visit. Climatically we have gone back a month and the wild flowers were just splendid in the national park (Annie). ...
Today the Christmas box team took the highway East 250 miles to Burgas to begin our distributions. On the way, we stopped to see our old friend Marianna Dimitrova, who is an ex-pupil of Lipnitsa Orphanage/School. The Trussell Trust worked together with Mr Petkov, Lipnitsa's headteacher, to help Marianna escape an abusive family situation. It's really good to see her with a family of her own now and working in her village ...
... soon afterwards. Still, it was just the nine of us on the bus to Nessebur. The ride took about 45 minutes but was comfortable. Along the way, we could see construction of many, many new condos along the coast … all advertised in English, so clearly for the UK/continental market. Prices were usually displayed in Euros, not Lev.
The bus dropped us at the center of new Nessebur, which was a 10-15 minute walk to the old town. And a perfectly pleasant ...