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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... is not right they haven’t got any bathers on…. Bugger me she was right.. It would seem most of the other beach goers had forgotten their swimmers but given it was pretty hot decided to swim regardless. Well that is what we decided happened anyway. The facts are probably more along the lines of we could not read the Bulgarian sign which apparently said buff is good bathers are for men with little weenies…. Haha so off with my ...
Varna is a pretty nondescript town. Third largest in Bulgaria, with a large port and beaches. And a history of Mafia. We went to ANOTHER archeological museum. This one is known for having the oldest collection of worked gold in the world. Otherwise, a lot of Greek and Roman things. We had lunch at a Turkish restaurant along the pedestrian promenade, then headed back for some R & R. ...
... a pair of beachfront water slides for a bit of fun in the sun and if you really want a swim there is a chlorinated pool a little further up the beach. It doesn't come cheap though with entrance fees nearly double what we'd pay at home for access to a public pool.
I climb the stairs away from the beach encountering the Bulgarian Naval Museum. The adjacent grounds are scattered with Soviet era relics. Possibly an interesting ...
... of Queen Victoria and married, at 17, to the Crown Prince of Romania. At the time she visited Balchik and fell in love with it, the town was in the southern part of Romania. She was quite an artist and writer and made the town a sort of artisan hub. When she died in 1938 in Siniya in Romania, her heart was returned to the chapel in Balchik for burial.
The palace is quite small, but her apartment - well - not grand at all, but sooo pretty with lovely windows looking out across ...
... the recreation of a very wealthy noble's burial place from the late 5th millenium BC with many golden artefacts including a gold penis sheath - well, who could resist?!
We only managed one floor before 'museum overload' kicked in, but well worth £2:50 each. (If only for the sheath!)
Then back to hotel for lunch (aka Jerry's breakfast) and packing of beach stuff. Lounger, umbrella, sun, sea, sand .... So sorry ...