WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

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First described by classical geographer Strabo, this cape, jutting for 2 kilometres out to sea in the easternmost reaches of Bulgaria, was the site of a major battle between the Russians and the Ottomans in the 18th century, reputed to be the biggest ever act of maritime warfare in the Black Sea. Its dramatic history is topped by the legend of 40 Bulgarian maids tying their hair together and jumping off the steep cliffs to avoid being Islamised by the occupying Ottomans.

Another site of interest around here is the huge, 10-mast radio transmitter started in 1986. Designed to be used by the Soviets for reconnoissance, it was abandoned after Communism collapsed, but still stands as a curious reminder of Soviet-era megalomania and spy phobia. The cape is now a nature reserve and a popular tourist spot for day trippers from Varna in the south and Romania in the North.

Where in Bulgaria are you?

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