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... St. Savior's. It's tiny, with more frescos, some of which are in remarkable condition. The most interesting fresco depicts the first icon. Similar to the story behind the Shroud of Turin, in the Orthodox tradition a sick man sent a servant to draw a picture of Jesus and bring it back to him in the hope that the picture would cure him. Jesus didn't have time to sit for a portrait, so he took a piece of cloth and wiped his face on it, thus transferring his visage ...
... and say a few words. Stefan was a little embarrassed that his mom showed up, but he is quite clearly her little boy and he ran to her to give her a hug and kisses. She was a sweet, tiny little thing with a bit of palsy and even though she doesn't speak English, she could understand enough when Barb told her that we just love her son. She beamed.
Anyway, the museum had archaeological finds from Thracian tombs, including a gorgeous golden laurel ...
... so using our European Road Atlas we set off for Burgas.
We took a signed turning. The road was initially good having been recently resurfaced (courtesy EU funds) however after the first village it became almost unusable. We turned in a field and headed back. This gave us a second look at our first Bulgarian village. It was just before dusk at the end of a golden summer day. The only residents we saw were ‘seniors’. They were sitting ...
... driving. After maybe 10m, he stops saying „someone didn't close their door right. The light is on!" so all of us opened and closed our door to make sure everything was fine. Oops, the light was still on. What now?
„Oh, must be the trunk! Who didn't close it the whole way?“
„I think David was the one closing it.“
„No I wasn't“
„..... ..... .... did ANYONE close ...
Today was a short morning with our tour group. Before meeting with the group I wandered around town before things opened up. On our tour we went to the local museum to view the Greek and Roman artifacts found here. Then we visited two of the ...