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... had been declined. Had another go at paying our hotel bill in reception, but no joy. Then went to ATM and withdrew money no problem. Bulgarian visa card system is definitely suspect.
So by the time we went out to eat, I was stressed as well as starving. Forgot to put lipstick on - that's how bad it was. Back to Plakomoto and lovely view for risotto and salad with a nice bottle of rose to settle our nerves.
Another exhausting day on holiday!
The weather looks much better today thank goodness.
Good omlette for breakfast, and then set off to walk around Old and New Nessebar, the old town is out on this promontory across a causeway from the mainland and the new bit. And they are very different.
The old town is a World Heritage site and as such something of a showpiece. It's a maze of narrow cobbled streets and lots ...
... walk after being in the car.
Then on to Nesebar via some 'interesting' seaside resorts. There really were some shockers - we were a bit nervous about where we were going to end up! I could just imagine workers in the Communist era being despatched there for their holidays. Thankfully, Nesebar is very different. Still commercialised, but with enough historical features and interesting buildings on narrow cobbled streets to be pretty.
... taxi ride later we arrived at the west bus station. The driver asked us if we wanted to pay him 30 leva to take us to Sozopol - no thank you was the answer, as I happened to know that a bus ticket there only cost 4.50! At the station, first of all the lady at the ticket desk helpfully said we had to pay the driver, not her; then the kindly lady at the snack kiosk gave me a short impromptu lesson on the exact pronunciation of the Bulgarian word for a ...
... but we couldn't find them anywhere - and the roads didn't tally at all with the ones on my drawn map. One of them had the same or very similar name. We wandered around for a while before giving up and getting a taxi. It was only once I'd got my hands on a free Burgas city map from the guesthouse reception that I realised what the problem had been - we'd arrived at a different bus station to the one on my map. My guidebook had said that all arrivals from and ...