Kaliakra is a long narrow cape in the southeastern part of the Dobrudzhan plateau. The coast of the cape is distinguished by sheer cliffs, almost vertically hanging over the sea – their height reaches 70 m.
Kaliakra is a natural and archaeological reserve where you can observe dolphins, cormorants and pinnipeds in the natural habitat. It also presents the remains of fortified walls, a water supply system, a bathhouse and the residence of the ruler of the Dobrudjan despotate Dobrotits, who at one time moved the capital here from Kavarna.
The fortress of the same name of the late XIV century became a symbol of this place after it played a decisive role in the naval battle of 1791 between the Russian and Turkish fleets. This battle determined the success of Russian soldiers in the Russo-Turkish war.
Also at the very tip of the cape is a small chapel of St. Nicholas. Continue reading
Freedom is felt in other cities. But in the Holy Land there are taboos that are better not to break.
Wearing indecent clothing in religious neighborhoods
At the entrance to the religious quarters of Israeli cities there are warning signs: “It is forbidden to enter with an organized tourist group and in indecent clothing.” Ultra-Orthodox Jews are extremely negative about t-shirts, shorts, short skirts and a neckline. For tourists who want to see with their own eyes the focus of Israeli color and feel the atmosphere of the pre-war European ghetto, there is a dress code.
Dress code in the religious quarters of Israeli cities
Men should be in long trousers, a shirt and closed boots, always with a covered head. Women need to close their knees and elbows. Pants and, especially, jeans are not suitable: in a religious quarter you can only wear a wide skirt that covers your knees, a loose shirt or sweater with long sleeves. Clothing should not emphasize the figure. An unmarried woman is supposed to walk with her head uncovered, but long hair needs to be bundled. If a woman is married, a scarf should be on her head. Continue reading