Silistra, Bulgaria. The mayor and the community overwhelmed us with food, great lodging, and a multitude of traditional Burlarian gifts. We needed a flashlight for camping in Romania but the mayor refused to let us purchase one. Over dinner, the mayor presented me with a flashlight. He said it was important for him to get it for us because he wanted to know that even after we left his country, Bulgaria could still light our path. It does.

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