Marina Grand Beach
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- TV Channel One Russia
TripAdvisor Reviews Marina Grand Beach Golden Sands
Travel Blogs from Golden Sands
... and a little door to a minaret and balcony where she used to sit. Lots of photos of her here in the '20's and '30's made it very real. She wrote a book called 'My Lifeas a Crown Princess' which was apparently very successful in the UK and USA. I'll be looking out for it.
Back then (minor brush with the law when we were pulled over for driving without headlights) for an hour on the beach - lovely late afternoon sun - and now doing this before going out to eat.
... is rubbish at home!
Now back again for evening spruce up before dinner. Hoping to find somewhere a bit more sedate tonight. Last night we walked along the main street and the sea front, but it was mostly loud, busy bars. I think this is the kind of place that party animals would love - out at 11pm, party all night and barely see daylight before they start again. Obviously, just made for us!
... has an amazing sandy beach. Very out of the way so it hasn't been developed into a resort - just a cluster of shacky cafes, and some boats. For about £9 for the two of us had a little cruise up and down to the river mouth. In the book it said there are eagles and kingfishers, but we saw 3 tortoises, a lot of swifts, a robin and a crow. Just lucky I guess! Still, it was pretty especially where the river went out to the sea. Definitely ...
... our flipflops and picking up a towel, we headed off to explore the city. We knew that the museums and the big Roman Thermae would be closed, as they are every Monday, so we just headed to the beach, via the old town. The first thing we did was stop at a pizza counter for a late lunch; then we stopped at a supermarket to buy drinks to share and an apple for me. We walked along, admiring the colourful stucco architecture as we went, until ...
... out of the sand, some several metres tall, some a bit shorter. Most are hollow; some have fallen over and broken into smaller sections, so you can see all the way through them. There have been differing theories over the years about how the columns came to be; one is that they are sand and limestone concretions, left standing after the softer sedimentary rock around them gradually weathered away over a period ...