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Bulgaria

2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - NESSEBUR, Bulgaria

We are now parked in Burgas but the destination is just up the coast - Nessebur...

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First stop is of course a Museum. This one is very nice..

Here is a treasure trove of silver ...

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and gold ..

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and pottery

But my attention wavers & I am soon outside. Waiting for the group to appear .. I see Sunny Beach in the distance ...

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some cormorants on a statue & what looks like a very large sand dune.

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Now a walk through the town ..

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One church after another .. Byzantine churches ...

Spot the swastika motif . Nothing Nazi about it though. Way before their time .

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There is a name for those type of decoration but I forget ...

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Souvenir shops of course ...

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Now we are inside a church.....

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Saint Stephen I think ...

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That's a little creepy ..

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Layla, our baby sitter for the day, was looking a bit tired in here. And no wonder. She let me heft the bag she is required to carry around. It weighs a ton.

She needs ----

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We leave our guide & get to walk around town on our own. I head into a little store for a bottle of something with ginger in it.

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And also find a nice spot for a sit down for a pancake just like mother used to make & a beer ..

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Another stop for a coffee & cake then on with the walk around the peninsula ...

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Looks heavy work by the locals ...

A stop here for a restorative glass of local Brandy. Quite a lot of brandy, came in a nice little bottle with a cork stopper.

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On the way back to Burgas - this is a pile of salt, evaporated from lagoons.

Another pleasant day.

That will be the last stop in the Black Sea.

We will now pass through the Bosphorus, Istanbul, the Dardanelles & back into the Aegean or some more of Greece..

Posted by hasbeen 02:45 Archived in Bulgaria Comments (0)

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