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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Ringing the changes for breakfast - Jerry had the continental (all kinds of cheese and meat and a particularly odd looking sausage) and I had the French (bit of a shock when you're expecting a croissant and it's full of chocolate, but managed to struggle through more than I should).
And I realised who the restaurant guy is - he's the creepy man you'd expect to open the front door if you visited Dracula's castle! I haven't seen him smile at all, but now suspect it's to ...
... 13 / 14 century churches. Also lots of gift shops and leather shops with very reasonable prices - got my eye on a handbag, but don't tell Jerry!
Think we managed to see most of it and walk around the perimeter sussing out beaches for later before stopping for coffee above the harbour, seeing a lovely old car and making some new friends! (See photos)
Then we walked across ...
... 100% to the noise level. The only other noise I can think will be a problem (apart from Mariah Carey's Christmas warbling) is the seagulls - who have already left their mark all over our poor old car.
Had ad a lovely meal in a restaurant shaded by massive fig trees overlooking the sea. Very scenic, but a bit chilly so we were glad of the fleecy blankets provided. Delicious sea bass for me, mussels for Jerry, so an all round success.
... From there we walked on to Sveti Georgi church; today is the Bulgarian St George's Day, a big deal in Bulgaria, so I thought there might be something special going on there in celebration. It was lunchtime, however, and I noticed a sign saying that it didn't re-open until 2pm, so we went off to search out some lunch instead.
Lunch was had at an Italian restaurant. The pizza was simple but absolutely fantastic - mine was definitely one of the best ...
... and we had enough time to look round all of it at a leisurely pace. We saw the famous Varna gold treasure (possibly the oldest worked gold in the world), very early Christian crosses, Thracian and Roman artifacts and statues, a large mosaic from the Episcopal Temple of Odessos (Roman Varna), the skeleton of a Copper Age 10/12-year-old child, some wonderful vividly coloured icons (some very old) and weapons and pottery from the Stone, Copper and Bronze Ages.