Today we drive to the Black Sea, but first take a side trip, just outside of Tsarevets, to see the Nativity Church in Arbanasi. It's about 400 years old, not much to look at from the outside, but loaded with frescoe murals inside.
Yes, it looks like a fancy old barn on the outside, they say typical of churches built during this time of Ottoman (Turkey) rule.
And now about 2 1/2 hours later, we're in Burgas on the Black Sea. It's early in the local Bulgarian tourism season, with the sea very cool, so they're still awaiting the throngs of Bulgarian beach/sun seekers coming in a few weeks.
Two land sharks!
Two bro's! ....but three cats? (we snuck this photo through a window as we were sitting inside the restaurant)
Sea food is served. A fish-based spread for the bread, and squid salad, yum, yum.
And two kinds of mussel prep - I believe a garlic one and a wine-based one. Not too shabby.