Astera Hotel & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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A slightly misleading title, because although it is Liberation Day in Bulgaria today, I missed the celebrations in Plovdiv and there weren't any celebrations on in Veliko Tarnovo apart from a Sound and Light Show that they have once or twice every week anyway.
Last night, in Plovdiv, I asked at the reception desk if there were going to be any processions or other celebrations going on the next morning. The answer was that although the ...
... and celery sticks, cured ham, the rest of the jar of pesto, a jar of preserved and roasted red peppers, snejanka salad and Russian salad (not homemade). To go with the pancakes, I had lemon and sugar of course, along with chocolate spread and honey. I only remembered I also had some maple syrup after nearly everybody had finished eating!
... and also walk down to the River Yantra, but unfortunately we didn't. We did however go into a supermarket so that Emma and Kate could look round and pick up one or two things for themselves, family members and friends. The sun was out again when we left, so on our way back to my flat, we stopped at one or two lookout points for photos.
Soon after we got back we had some of my colleagues round for birthday cake and some tea ...
... luck. I had spaghetti bolognese which might as well have been a plate of oil and Alex had pork gristle in mushroom sauce, dubious. We also discovered that Bulgarian waiting staff (certainly in this area anyway) have no concept of how to serve food. We didn't have to wait long but they insist on bringing each dish when its ready regardless of the order you'd like to have it in, or whether you'd like the rice you ordered as a side ...
... creams. I took the time in Varna to chill, read some books and enjoy my time in Eastern Europe rather than travelling around like a mad man.
The second morning in Varna, I was planning to check out, hang around the hostel and wait for an evening train to Bucharest. But, during my lazy Saturday, I failed to pick up an international ticket from the international train ticket office that does not open on ...