I don't know why, but some time last year, Wheat Thins started coming with tons of extra salt on them. The first time I encountered it, I thought it was just a bad box. But it's been consistent every time since then, across various varieties (except the low-salt kind). Nabisco, stop it! It's way too much salt! You're killing us. You took out the trans fats a few years ago, which was fine. The crackers got harder then, but that's a minor deal. But seriously, cut back on the salt!
We took a train from Rome to Ancona, Italy, where we had a one-day stop. Ancona is about ¾ of the way up the east coast, on the Adriatic Sea. The next evening we planned to take an overnight ferry to Split, Croatia, so this seemed like a simple transfer place, but Ancona is a really neat city itself! At night I wandered around and ended up hiking to a functioning lighthouse. The stone sign is at 104 meters above sea level, about 341 feet. Our neighborhood had some nice murals / graffiti: Here is a view out over a pentagonal building formerly used as a quarantine colony, a little island right by the city, open to the public: There are quite a few drinking fountains scattered all over, and all the ones we tried worked! This is the correct way for a city to be. It is very hilly, with stairs and steep roads all over. Many narrow little alleys between buildings, and connecting passages and staircases up and down hills, between houses, churches, and pa
Today I visited the Рогошки гробища (Пловдив) , a cemetery on the northeastern edge of Plovdiv . It's a large cemetery, with graves mostly from the past 50 years from what I saw. I was surprised to find along its western wall a sign stating "Гробище за домашни любимци", a cemetery for pets. Literally I think it uses the term "home beloveds" for pets here: To the left is an unnamed dog, in the middle is Daisy, and to the right Aiya: Here are a couple I liked especially, with detail views. First, a dog named Karla, 2000–2013, with the note "Обичаме те" ("we love you"): And then a cat named Viktor: I guess pet cemeteries probably exist elsewhere, but I don't think I've seen one in person before. On the topic of cute pets, here are two cats that seemed perfectly posed for a paparazzo like me to come along and take a picture of them: