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Travel Blogs from Sunny Beach
Saturday July 12 2014
*We leave Bucharest early since we have 365 km to drive and a border crossing into Bulgaria.
*Fortunately light weekend traffic allows for easy navigation out of the city. The countryside is still flat and uninteresting .
*50 km or so from Bucharest we reach the last EU border of our trip. The geographical border between Romania and Bulgaria at this point is the mighty ...
Highlights that come to mind are Jamie's pants being blown off the line during the night. Then in the morning heading out to the market to buy a fishing rod to reel them back in and succeeding!
Going on a dodgy banana boat for the first time and finding ourselves surrounded by jellyfish while we fought to hold on for dear life.
Managing to haggle when drunk for one piece of Donner meat
Managing to balance on someones ...
The small hotel in Ecebat, the Villa Casa, was delightful and it had wonderful garden where we ate a small picnic supper after the very nice fish lunch we had. After a warm night spent in the garden drinking the local wine (the Sulva vineyard was 300m from the house) and very good too, we didn't get up quite as early as we planned but were still away by 9.30. The drive up to the Bulgarian border was ...
... children; including giving out shoeboxes at the Christmas parties she and her husband organise.
Upon arrival at Burgas, we met with our friend Jello who had organised three visits for us to three very different institutions. The first was an orphanage for children aged 3-7 in Sredets. Sadly we were not allowed to take pictures but the children were very excited and recited the poetry they had learned ...
... br> Walking back, we visited the third church, which was the smallest and the newest. About half the walls were covered in murals; the other half were blank.
By now, it was after 2:30pm. We decided to try lunch in a restaurant near the entrance to the old city, partially because they offered more than fish, partially because it had a view of the bay, and partially because it took Visa. Lunch was fabulous! I ordered – blindly – a local ...