A shortstop 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 the 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 the 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. In the end, it became one of the most unfriendly and costly visits during our Balkan trip.