Bansko Spa & Holidays
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... at some points the road disappeared almost all together. We made it to Plovdiv in one piece and set out sights on a shopping mall to fulfil our cash and shopping needs. Things were still rough stomach wise so I first hit up the pharmacy for some relief, had to use actions to explain as there was a language barrier, almost a Bridget jones moment, but got the message across in the end as she directed me to a massive display at the end of a row - ...
... bit more than a half hour there. Column tops and funerary pieces were the most interesting.
Looking west from the museum was a field. The battle of Philippi took place between two hills west of the city. Alas, there was nothing about this very significant battle in Roman history.
It was slightly downhill to St Lydia's Baptistery, arriving at 1125. A service was ongoing in the stream as we approached. U/K and the Smoker must have had some six items ...
10 of us jumped into two private buses this morning with our driver, Jorgi again, to drive up the nearby ski resort of Mt Vihen, at around 2500 metres. Our guide, Kraski, was a local ski instructor. He had won three bronze and one silver in the Bulgarian downhill and slalom so a pretty fit character. He took us for a half an hour walk up the hillside to a lake, through the snow.
We thought it was going to be a ...
... campervan in their back garden. WHY??? Crazy town.
Once we arrived at the Dancing Bear Sanctuary, we met one of the keepers, Vil. She explained that the bears had all been rescued from various places around the country and there were, supposedly, none left performing in Bulgaria. The original owners would somehow get them as one year olds, put their paws on hot plates and play the violin. Once they stopped the music, they would remove the hot plates. ...
... br> On the way back to the hotel we managed to go past the local Kwikimart and picked up a 2.3 litre bottle of beer for $2, and a $4 bottle of white wine for the home cooked dinner tonight at the guest house. Gotta love these prices! Our host, Dehska, had laid on a traditional meal of Bulgarian sausages and a casserole of mixed veges and a ginormous loaf of fluffy white bread. Delish!
Then, out of the blue, appeared 2 pint sized Babushkas/grandmothers or ...