Balkan sheepdog with flock
Update from Dospat in the Rhodope Mountains of southern Bulgaria: probably no internet here but a lovely view across a lake surrounded by pine forests, under a clearing sky. Just managed to find some things to order for dinner - our standard Shopska Salad with Mastika (Bulgarian Raki) with a main course to follow. Difficult to avoid pork or battery chicken here_.
The drive through the countryside today was magnificent. Blue skies, bright sunshine. Evr changing landscapes, fileds abounding with all sorts of wild flowers, butterflies and grasshoppers, horses and carts, gtpsy villages. Tobacco fields and tobacco drying under plastic, slate mining, old villages with wooden hosues, flower filled gardens, vineyards, gushing rivers, storks and so on.
The salad has arrived, Nazdrovi!