I was struck, too, by an incident of my passage to Bourgas, which could hardly have occurred elsewhere. The railroad comes all the way in which right down to the quays, or comparatively to the shore the place the quays are to be erected, and the station is solely a giant picket shed open at every ends. I had some hours to attend sooner than the put together started by which I was to proceed to Jamboli ; and, on going to depart my baggage sooner than visiting the town, I found that the reserving workplaces have been all closed, and that there was no individual to take value of my trunks. The whble floor of the shed was strewed over with piles of baggage belonging to passengers within the an identical plight as myself. There was no individual accountable for this baggage—not one of many officers of the station have been on obligation on the time—nevertheless I was knowledgeable by my info that each one I wanted to do was to have my portmanteau and baggage and rugs put down inside the first vacant spot I would uncover, and to depart them there till my return. I demurred significantly to this proposal, nevertheless I was assured that the problems have been as protected as within the occasion that they’ve been beneath lock and key; that baggage was on a regular basis left on this technique; that nothing was ever misplaced; and that if the natives, who would make far more outcry about dropping half a franc than I should about dropping a napoleon, have been content material materials to depart their very personal baggage unguarded and unprotected, I definitely may do the an identical. I adopted the advice, and had no trigger to regret having completed so.
Already of Rustschuk and of Varna
Of the town of Bourgas itself there’s little to be talked about that I’ve not talked about already of Rustschuk and of Varna. It has a lot much less of a selected character than each of the two above-named cities, though it has gone pretty as fast ahead, if not sooner. It possesses the an identical indications of progress that I’ve seen elsewhere. New, broad, well-paved streets have been pushed by the earlier metropolis. There are prime quality public buildings and institutions. There are any number of handsome personal dwelling-houses and the entire odd indicators of advancing civilization. Town is prettily situated, and can in time flip into a really trendy and actually prosperous seaport Inside the notion that such a contingency is for sure to occur, the price of what the Yankees identify “nook heaps” inside the metropolis has elevated in a short time proper right here of late, just because it has completed at Varna.