Melia Grand Hermitage
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- TV Channel One Russia
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... had I not been expecting fruit and nuts! Will be playing it very safe tomorrow!
We decided to sign up to 'Pam's Tours' today and drive further north up to Kaliakra and then back via Queen Maria's Palace at Balchik. This being Bulgaria, we didn't really know what to expect, but knowing we could blame Pam if it all went wrong was a comfort!
All good on the way there - even spotted the turnoff to the palace for the return journey.
Kaliakra is a peninsula ...
... morning's itinerary - the Roman baths, Archaeologigal Museum and any church I happened upon. The streets here are a bit higgledy piggledy and the maps not always accurate so combining that with my map reading skills (nil) I knew I was in for a longish stroll.
Back in in the room, Jerry had decided he was up for a morning out so we set off - now equipped with map reader! Found the Roman Thermae - amazing. The biggest bath ...
... 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 ...
... The most recent (and most scientifically backed) one is that they are the result of a 'bubbling reef', methane gas seeps in ancient seas about 50 million years ago in the Lower Eocene period.
There were only about two other couples there, so we mostly had the site to ourselves. We spent ages wandering around, taking in the stone columns, white sand, hillocks, sunshine, birdsong, blossoming trees and ...