Travel Blogs from Albena
... of Constantine and St Helena which is clearly where all the fancy pants people holiday. We went on a very rickety cable car (sorry no photos, I was clinging onto everything for dear life). We laughed at the pot holes. And the best part? We made friends with a lovely Romanian couple and their adorable baby girl. They introduced us to homemade Palinka (!!!), and warned us about the gypsies in Bucharest. And we drank beer! Just the ticket!
... with castle and some Roman ruins but it's now mostly a nature reserve. It's probably most famous for the 40 virgins who tied their hair together and threw themselves off the cliffs rather than being ravaged by the invading Ottomans...
We have really enjoyed this bit of Bulgaria. The weather could have been kinder but in the summer this area could be a really nice holiday (if your a golfer!).
... me to play golf in Oman two years ago, amazing coincidence! We were very pleased to see him and had a drink with him afterwards. The course itself was a bit dull, Charlie kept putting his balls into bunkers and getting cross; I relaxed and enjoyed the wild flowers and did rather well.
Dinner overlooking the Black Sea under an equally black sky (looking stormy again) completed a great day.
... greens etc. Charlie had a fun time, lost a few balls in the sea but found a lot while searching for his own in the meadows of flowers. It was a great and memorable day of golf.
Went to Balchik for supper tonight. Nice little sea side town with a string of restaurants along the harbour wall. We eat a nice meal while watching the amazing lightning storms which we have been seeing ...
... pay to stay here?????
As we checked out I asked the nice receptionist, who looked to be in his 40's, how do you live here? I don't came the instant reply, I only work here. Warning any night in Sozopol between mid May and mid September may seriously damage your health (hearing!).
Resisting the temptation to blare our horn as we left the sleeping town, we set off for Balchik via assorted holiday resorts along the coast, Sunny ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking