Visiting the Old and New City of Sozopol
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When you see this city from afar, you wonder, are there any streets at all? Its sittuated on a little peninsula sticking out into the ocean and the entire little mound is all roofs. There are no open spaces. Just roofs and buildings. As you enter the town you see everything is at a slope, and all is nicely preserved. Its beautiful buildings side by side with newer buildings which were built in the same style. It has an amazing mixture of both.
We walked around the marina a little, and headed up the steep hill thruogh the street vendors, and out towards the older part of the town. Beautiful little streets with stone, and the houses built in the original craftsmanship of wood and stone. Each little home featuring a great little shop on the ground floor or a little coffee house.
Once we reached the top of the town and looked over its high cliffs, you could see for miles. The cool wind hitting your face and running its hands through your hair, and the sounds of the the waves and seagulls playing with them. It was such a beautiful moment, standing over that cliff.
From there we headed down on the other side of the peninsula and walked alongside the walls of the town, which were built to protect it so long ago. Now they are lined with restaurants and coffee shops, where you sit and overlook the Black Sea and beaches.
After doing some shopping and sitting down for a sweet treat, we headed back to the car and drove to the new city. In contrast to the old city, it was all apartment buildings, though it was identical in the geographical setup. One main street, filled with shops, one right after the other. Various things filled the stores, from clothes to electronics, and other gadgetry.....in comparison to the old city where you will find Bulgarian rose oil, antique stores, and handmade art.
We shopped a while, and I managed to find internet for a few minutes to write my husband, as its close to impossible to call. Finally, we were all set and headed back to Fazanovo. There was plans of Zangador again that night!