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... like it was heading for serious flooding) the East Coast was of little interest with the exception of the mosquito plague which given we were not sure if Rainomania has any mosquito borne nasties we decided discretion was required and headed due south to Bulgaria… The border crossing was relatively uneventful and we meandered down the road towards Varna. We spotted a camping sign indicating Camp Laguna was just ahead. So we pulled in had ...
Varna is a pretty nondescript town. Third largest in Bulgaria, with a large port and beaches. And a history of Mafia. We went to ANOTHER archeological museum. This one is known for having the oldest collection of worked gold in the world. Otherwise, a lot of Greek and Roman things. We had lunch at a Turkish restaurant along the pedestrian promenade, then headed back for some R & R. ...
... the center of town and contains hundreds of tombs filled with a variety of relics dating from the time of the first settlers. Long before the arrival of the Roman's there was substantial wealth here ever apparent by the findings.
The collection is housed in the Museum of Archeology here with a few pieces on show in Sofia. While I did check out the museum in Sofia there were very few items on display hence the half day trip here ...
... of Ottoman warriors. I don't know what the ottomans might have done with them, but they wouldn't have been flattered by the monument that stands on the peninsula!
So had a lovely breezy walk along and back (clear blue skies and mid 20's temp - sorry) then drove back via coffee in Kavarna (getting quite hooked on iced coffee now) to Balchik.
Well - what a lovely surprise!!!! Parked the car and, having run the gamut of fridge magnet, wind chime and strange ...
... all) and toilet seats (even the Romans didn't have the soft close version).
And an advantage of the poor marketing, there were only about 2 other people there. So how did I manage to get both of them in my photos??? Give it 10 years and some EU funding and I bet this place will be on the map.
On to the Arch. Museum via tourist info (took us ages to find, but made a new friend in the process) where we picked up ...