Travel Blogs from Velingrad
... the hotel around 1 and you know what that means...nana nap time! So after some serious snoozing, we got up around 2 and wandered around the village of Bansko, heading down some lovely little alleyways and spent the rest of the day just chillling out in local bars and cafés drinking beer and coffee and relaxing and catching up on our photos and blog time.
It was really great to have a nice chill-out day in the ...
... to get the off-season tourists into their venues by thrusting brochures into our hands and offering us vast discounts, free coffee and their first born children.
Steve had an appointment with the Dancing Bear Sanctuary at 1.30 so the two of us finally found a nice looking restaurant, lured in by a charming Siberian maître de with good English. We ordered a salad and 2 chicken skewers at 1 pm, thinking naively this would take around 10 - 15 minutes ...
Back on private transport this morning and we took a 2 hour bus trip to Rila Monastery. Built for Saint John the miracle-working hermit from the 9th Century, it is located in a beautiful spot in the hills, and surrounded by snow capped mountains. It is an incredible place for the monastery, which was rebuilt in the 19th century, so quite modern and has a very distinctive look. We had a quick glance through the church, as, by this stage, we have seen a fair few churches. ...
... really boarded I these conditions before and it was quite an experience. The afternoons became way too slushy though so our best work was in the morning.
Can not recommend Pamporovo and the apartments and lessons we had enough.
As the storms battered down on Ireland we headed to Dublin airport, with high wind warnings everywhere we still remained hopeful that our flight would take off! Parked up and on shuttle bus to the terminal we became more aware of the wind conditions as planes precariously landed, and the next one had to abort! The shuttle driver was great craic, and told us long time since Dublin had an accident so was due one lol in we went anyway and found out our flight ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service