DoubleTree by Hilton Varna - Golden Sands
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- Swimming pool
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The weekend revellers are absent in the morning and we enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool set-up in peace... no pumping music and only a few other punters. Hilli reads, dozes in the sun, crochets and swims. Guy combines reading, scribbling and the occasional dip with visits to an equally quiet spa area. Lovely. The hotel runs a bus-shuttle service to a beach it advertizes as its own... the 'lighthouse beach'. Guy decides to investigate on ...
... explain the abandoned building-site back towards the town. The house is full of atmosphere and has been converted back to its former state as a royal retreat. It's very clearly a place which meant a huge amount to Maria. On our return it's a swim/pilates for Hilli + gym/sauna for Guy and then a beer and supper. We're very entertained by the selection of people appearing at the hotel. Loads of Romanians arriving for some sort of conference... as well as a couple of girls ...
On our thirty-fourth wedding anniversary (it really is!) we follow the canal going east out of Bucharest until the motorway to Constanta... yup, another motorway, but this one dates from a lot further back and passes through the most featureless country imaginable. There aren't even any trees, it seems, for tens upon tens of miles of scrubby plain. Guy and the Raven get seriously depressed and more than a little ...
... certainly didn't get any culture. But we did see a little of the countryside from the bus window. The bus stopped a few times en route; mostly for the driver to have a fag break or buy live chickens that he'd later drop off with a friend, so random, so we caught a glimpse of some of the small towns, all seemingly in a desperate state of repair with pot-holes everywhere and quite a lot of graffiti. As we crossed the border however ...
... settlement 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!).