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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... leading up to WW2. The genius of a gardener ( a Swiss-French) was acquired from St Petersburg... he having rather carelessly lost his former employer, Tsar Nicholas, to some little spat in 1917. We really enjoy looking round... especially the gardens which, since the 50s, have been a Bulgarian National Botanical Garden. Bulgaria got its bulge back after WW2 and, during the communist period, the palace was used as a retreat for artists, musicians, writers and academics. ...
... fifty miles short of Constanta we suddenly encounter our first proper river in Romania. It has a bank on the far side which can lay claim to being seriously elevated ground. Vines are growing densely along both sides for a while until the plain takes over again. The Black Sea then appears with little warning and with even less to recommend it than the plain. The Romanian Black Sea coast is truly awful! But, soon after, ...
... for that price.
So, we were pleasant to meet other party-people and having awesome nights with them.
I also went to Varna, 1. to go shopping in the Grand Mall (highly recommendable) and 2. to have a walk in the park. I wasn't that impressed; it was nice.
... is also absolutely glorious to swim in. We were very lucky with the weather actually. It rained on our first day and there was a big storm with incredible lightning out at sea, but after that it was hot and sunny.
So what else did we do? We sat about a bit. We swam in the pool, which was a little 'fresh', and read our books. We swam in the sea and topped up our tan (yes, I've got a tan, it's true!!). We wandered down to the ...