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« Reply #825 on: May 12, 2016, 04:32:04 AM »
The Casino building is a symbol of the city but is now unused as it needs earthquake strenghtening


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« Reply #826 on: May 12, 2016, 04:33:11 AM »
Back to Cernavoda and the "Avalon Passion"


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« Reply #827 on: May 13, 2016, 12:54:12 AM »
Some photos from my day in Bulgaria.
The House in the little village of Arbanassi
The whole family slept on the same bed and this was a riche person's house

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« Reply #828 on: May 13, 2016, 12:55:06 AM »
This painting on the wall is extremely valuable.

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« Reply #829 on: May 13, 2016, 12:56:32 AM »
After lunch in the town of Veliko Tarnova we climbed to this fortress.

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« Reply #830 on: May 13, 2016, 12:56:50 AM »
These pics are just fascinating, Brian, and your descriptions are wonderful. Thanks so much for including us in your travels.

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« Reply #831 on: May 13, 2016, 12:57:48 AM »
The rest are views from the Fortress,  The mosque


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« Reply #832 on: May 13, 2016, 12:58:41 AM »
The flag of Bulgaria

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« Reply #835 on: May 13, 2016, 01:31:56 AM »
Some photos from my day in Bulgaria.
The House in the little village of Arbanassi
The whole family slept on the same bed and this was a riche person's house


Did they have to make babies in view of the whole family? :o

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« Reply #836 on: May 13, 2016, 01:33:17 AM »
It all looks fascinating - your trip is in an area totally unknown to me.

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« Reply #837 on: May 13, 2016, 01:52:56 AM »
Did they have to make babies in view of the whole family? :o

 :D :D I guess kids learnt about the birds and the bees a lot earlier then
They did have 2 bedrooms (they were wealthy) one for winter and one for summer. I think this was the summer one.
They also had another room (suite) for mothers when birthing and I think for a few months after. Food was sent through a double set of doors. I guess a servant was in there with the mother. I did not take in all the details. The guide did say that section was of interest to ladies. Us men were suppose to be more interested in the farm tools.  ???

The guide was male and Welsh. Married a Bulgarian woman and has lived there for 13 years. (long but interesting story) While he could not give a first hand recount of times in the communist era, we had heard enough of that in Rumania and Dennis was very good.

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« Reply #838 on: May 13, 2016, 07:06:07 AM »
Did they have to make babies in view of the whole family? :o

:D :D I guess kids learnt about the birds and the bees a lot earlier then

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« Reply #839 on: May 25, 2016, 10:38:53 AM »
Today's hike of 13km near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria.
The very old Eckbauerbahn or cable car. Open from waist but never more than about 10 metres off the ground. It rises from 500 metres to 1230 metres.