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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Albena
Had a good sleep in and got up about 11am. Walked to the bus station to sort out our ride to Istanbul in a couple of days. Didn't have any dramas with this. Wondered around for the rest of the day. It was too cold and windy to go swimming unfortunately. Walked a full loop of the massive sea garden which was nice. Good views over the Black Sea. Saw it was about to start raining so we went to ...
Caught the 10.30am train from Sofia to Varna. We had heard the trains could be really old and ****** and there could be thefts but when we got on it was fine. It was the first time we were in actual 8 seat cabins. A friendly lady in our cabin spoke really good English which was reassuring. Arrived in Sofia about 6pm and walked to the hostel. The hostel was called Flag Hostel Varna and two young Bulgarian girls, Daisy and Ellie, living there full time and an ...
I start my Bulgaria trip by taking an 8 hour bus ride from Istanbul to Varna. This can be done by leaving at 6pm, so then it's a night bus ride, but I wasn't keen on arriving at 2am. So I took the day option of 9am departure, but in hind sight, I should have gone night bus to save time and my bus was delayed 2 hours (apparently normal if you travel with Metro!)..... so arriving at 4am wouldn't have been too bad! Instead, I arrive at 7pm! What a waste of a day! ...
Interestingly there is a pungent aroma coming off the sea. The shower water also has a strong not all together pleasant smell. Dave asked at the medical tent (doctor present for Blue Flag status) and was told the water is very good for health, particularly the stomach. We haven’t tried yet but interestingly the strange odour doesn’t linger after a shower and the clothes ...
... look and said yep all good. Quickly setup the tent and put on our swimmers ready for a swim in the Black Sea… which is for the record blue, (I could recall we made similar comments about the Red sea when we were there) down to the beach we go as it is fairly hot…. The path down to the beach was fairly steep, a cliff track to be exact and I was in front fairly focused on the cool water. Lisa toddling along behind, said … ...