The island pictured here is south of the St Anastasiya. Under Communism, it was completely off limits as it was the only place in Bulgaria where wild cacti grew. Now the restriction is not very well kept, especially after the construction, just across the water from it, of one of those huge resort complexes typical of the southern Black Sea coast.
Where in Bulgaria are you?
Kjetil Brukstuen from Norway guessed correctly that the Red Church near Perushtitsa is the answer to Vagabond No67 Where in Bulgaria Are You? Quiz and won a weekend for two at Madona Inn, Belogradchik. Kjetil was born "some 40+ years ago" in Lillehammer and is currently employed with United Nations in Lebanon. He does not live in Bulgaria but his wife, Dobroslava, is a Bulgarian from the village of Dolni Lozen. Kjetil and she met some 10 years ago in Pristina, Kosova, and have after that regularly travelled to Bulgaria. In Bulgaria, Kjetil likes the warmth of the people, the food, the wine and the beer, excluding foreign brands brewed in Bulgaria. He does not like the general state of roads and streets, and the barking dogs in the villages. In Vagabond, Kjetil and Dobroslava enjoy the wide variations of articles, especially those on domestic travel, and art and culture.