Grand Victoria Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sunny Beach
... they managed to get in a fight during a gig
Watching my friend get hosed down to move him on from his drunken slumber
And taking my friends on a 1 hour detour one day to try and find a pizza place i swore and hyped up was the best i had ever tried the night before, only to realise that when tasting it during the day the alcohol had contributed greatly to my opinion of the pizza...it turned out to be one of the worst we had all ever eaten!
... I think the first border guard we came to was asleep. It took us about 1.30hrs to get through with most of the discussion on the Turkish side. Officials are continually confused, not surprisingly perhaps, by the Export Plates and car registration. They clearly couldn't find the car in their system and we got passed around four guys until one who did something the others did not, and the only one could speak ...
Today the Christmas box team took the highway East 250 miles to Burgas to begin our distributions. On the way, we stopped to see our old friend Marianna Dimitrova, who is an ex-pupil of Lipnitsa Orphanage/School. The Trussell Trust worked together with Mr Petkov, Lipnitsa's headteacher, to help Marianna escape an abusive family situation. It's really good to see her with a family of her own now and working in her village ...
... and vases. The best room was downstairs, which had icons. The icons were in the “Nessebur” style, which was not really explained, but appears to center around the cult of the Virgin Mary. Some were very beautiful – to our eyes, they do not vary much from time period to time period, although we did feel that they varied in quality.
From old Nessebur, we decided to walk to “Sunny Beach” … a resort community 1km away. ...
... random place too! She opened her home to us even though we had never actually met her in person before, very generous. A short walk from the bus stop we arrived at a set of big wooden gates, and inside was her beautiful bungalow set 100 yards down the path way, but there was hundreds if not thousands of logs everywhere being chopped up by an old Bulgarian guy. Winter was obviously being prepared for, she said it can easily ...
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