Helena Sands Hotel
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... His badge says his name is 'George', but, in my book, he's definitely an Igor!
We decided to explore a bit further south and have a look at Sozopol. It's another ancient town, but not a World Heritage site like this one. Took about an hour to drive there - managed to resist the temptation to stop in Burgas this time - and arrived in one piece despite some of the dreadful driving we saw.
The old town was very pretty, with wooden cladding on the outside of ...
... to the new town. A nice sandy beach, but full of sun beds etc even now. I would hate to be here in the main season. Not really much to write about, but managed to buy a beach towel (bright pink which I will leave with you Pam) and have lunch in a pretty restaurant overlooking the causeway and old town.
Some places here are so lovely, and others haven't quite got it yet. This place ...
... and 'All I want for Christmas is You' on the sound system! He also spotted that I sniffed the milk in the jug (just checking whether it was pasteurised - which is fine - or sterilised which I don't really like in my tea). Out he came like some kind of messenger from the gods to explain that everything in this hotel is fresh and it is Facebook number one! Maybe so - but I still want to know what kind of milk I'm putting in my tea!
... of flattened chocolate doughnut... Then we finally boarded the bus, ten minutes before it set off.
We arrived in Sozopol thirty to forty minutes later and immediately began walking around. It was a beautiful day. We saw fascinating old wooden buildings, of a type neither Dave or I had seen before, and lots of old stone buildings with terracotta tiled roofs. We passed at least two street stalls selling fig jam, but neither of us bought any.
... at Yo-Ho Hostel their printer wasn't working, so instead of printing out a street map of the route from the bus station to our guesthouse in Burgas, I drew it on a piece of paper. We took a taxi from there to the private bus station, where we got straight onto a minibus to Burgas. The woman at the ticket desk had told me we had to pay the driver, not her, so we did so before we got on. 14 leva each for a two-and-a-half-hour journey - not bad!
We saw ...