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This morning we took a stroll down the crafts street, where we were able to go into four shops and watch the artisans in action: a pottery shop, silversmith, wood carver, and pastry maker. (We also watched a coppersmith later on our own). It was interesting to watch them in action....particularly the silversmith. He used a lantern torch to fuse the silver. At one point he was blowing ...
... in advance, eating ice cream from a stall in the main street and having lunch and browsing the shops on the craftsmen's street. We had lunch on the balcony at Stratilat Café (an old favourite of mine), so we could look at the view while we were eating.
On our way back from the station we passed a gathering by one of the monuments off the main street. There were lots of bikes around, ...
... Kushta, the ethnographical house museum on Gurko Street. Kate also revisited the craftsmen's street to buy herself a dish from the coppersmith.
That evening we went to Piccolo restaurant for dinner. I had never been there before, and after the dud meals we had there, I'm highly unlikely ever to return. Kate's in particular was very disappointing. She'd ordered carp because she'd never had it before, but it arrived in ...
... the others. Basking in the sun, I felt very peaceful and happy.
I came across the Churches of St Peter & St Paul, St Dimitar and St George, all of which are historic and sound really interesting, but for some reason the gates to all three were locked. Oh well, I will definitely return another day, maybe on a Sunday when they'll be more likely to be open.
Before I got back to my flat I stopped at a general shop to buy some kashkavalki and snejanka (the ...
... tasty and was super cheap! At one point we were in shock that the waiter took our empty can of mayonese and filled it on the empty table next to us with a tube. We saw him taking this can to another table, without cleaning it or even taking an clean spoon! We were like 'Whut?', but Georgi was as well in shock and told us this is not a habbit in Bulgaria! Haha!
We were extremly tired after a long day and went for a good night ...