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... object stalls as well as been shouted at for not understanding that two tickets were needed, one for the gardens and one for the palace, but that you had to buy the palace tickets in one kiosk, and gardens in the kiosk next door, we arrived in the blissful peace of the gardens. They are famed for having a massive collection of cacti and succulents, and these were spectacular, but for us it was the setting, above the blue sea and stunning roses (the scent was amazing) and ...
... map, The Cathedral of the Assumption (felt we should do one church at least as there are so many) and the best iced coffee I have ever had. During which, absolutely ear splitting sirens went off and everybody stopped stock still for a couple of minutes. The waiter said it was military, so guess it was a very loud verion of 2 minutes' silence.
I loved the Archaeological museum - the best I have ever been to for presentation ...
... a sit up and beg bike for me next. I wonder if they do them for spinning!
Fab things to note about this hotel: all the staff have been to charm school and they have lots of free L'Occitaine toiletries. A week ago I wouldn't have noticed, but, although the Bulgarian people are really nice, they don't smile much, and so far, 'free toiletries' as described on the Internet has meant a teeny bottle of shampoo and a toilet roll.
... hadn't got to the stage where any shape or pattern was recognisable, but it was still interesting to watch for a while.
On our walk back to the hostel we stopped at a sweetcorn stall for a cup each of sweetcorn mixed with butter, salt and grated parmesan cheese - delicious!
We finished the day with some dinner at the place we'd been recommended last night and then some internet time back at the hostel.
... feet! He had taken his shoes off to enter the circle. Quite minor luckily, with no blood. He was able to carry on walking after a couple of minutes.
On our way out we bought postcards and fridge magnets from the little shop at the entrance. The man there had sold us the tickets at the start, and now he kindly ordered a taxi for us - my Bulgarian is not great face to face, so I didn't want to risk it on the phone!