Short stop in Balchik – a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort. The town sprawls scenically along hilly terraces descending from the Dobruja plateau to the sea. We have visited the botanical garden with palace – former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria De Edinburgh (1875–1938). First they charged us for the parking in the middle of nowhere, and then we paid entrance fee for the palace, which you have to enter through the garden. To enter the garden you have to pay again another entrance fee. At the end it became one of the most unfriendly and costly visit during our Balkan trip.