Grand Hotel Velingrad
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... points. Out at 1620 for a meander. Got lost soon enough, Dutchie. Should have worn shorts. A bit more walking and back to start the blog and find a venue for dinner. Opted for Dedo Pene [if I could find it]. Set off after 1830. Finding Bulgaria [St] was easy but it was hit or miss about the next two. Turned down one and kept going; voila! Simply stumbed on to it. Had a large Kamenitza draft and the pork knuckles with some bread . Reviewed some of ...
... in the highlands to see an awesome alpine lake. It was actually a trudge through the snow, sometimes up to our knees, to a tiny ice-covered body of water at the top called Mt Okoto, or the Eyeball, because it looked....errr...like an eyeball. Even though no one was really clad for the walking conditions, it was a beautiful walk in the mountains, breathing in the fresh air and soaking up the alpine views.
We got ...
... 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 ...
... as both Baba's had also consumed a fair amount of Rakia by this stage and appeared to be dancing to different rythyms. We joined in with gusto and showed them how Aussies could also shake their booty.
After the disco session, the Baba's grabbed some of the other girls and shuffled them next door and taught them how to make the local pom poms. The girls came back a while later proudly displaying their hand made souvenirs. All in all, a very entertaining night.
While we still had some skills from our Christmas lessons we wanted to return to the slopes and go it alone. Conditions weren't very god for our first 3 days but then it cooled down enough to make snow that would settle and then it finally started snowing. J ...