TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Mistral Varna
Travel Blogs from Varna
... and a little door to a minaret and balcony where she used to sit. Lots of photos of her here in the '20's and '30's made it very real. She wrote a book called 'My Lifeas a Crown Princess' which was apparently very successful in the UK and USA. I'll be looking out for it.
Back then (minor brush with the law when we were pulled over for driving without headlights) for an hour on the beach - lovely late afternoon sun - and now doing this before going out to eat.
... is rubbish at home!
Now back again for evening spruce up before dinner. Hoping to find somewhere a bit more sedate tonight. Last night we walked along the main street and the sea front, but it was mostly loud, busy bars. I think this is the kind of place that party animals would love - out at 11pm, party all night and barely see daylight before they start again. Obviously, just made for us!
... a sit up and beg bike for me next. I wonder if they do them for spinning!
Fab things to note about this hotel: all the staff have been to charm school and they have lots of free L'Occitaine toiletries. A week ago I wouldn't have noticed, but, although the Bulgarian people are really nice, they don't smile much, and so far, 'free toiletries' as described on the Internet has meant a teeny bottle of shampoo and a toilet roll.
... of mine casings and warship equipment clearly on display in their garden. We could see it all through the fence. A little bit later on we passed a building with sculpting going on behind fences outside. First we saw a man sculpting a tree trunk with a chainsaw; then round the corner we saw two or three men with facemasks on, sculpting massive blocks of marble. They were surrounded by piles of offcuttings. Both the tree truck and the ...
... feet! He had taken his shoes off to enter the circle. Quite minor luckily, with no blood. He was able to carry on walking after a couple of minutes.
On our way out we bought postcards and fridge magnets from the little shop at the entrance. The man there had sold us the tickets at the start, and now he kindly ordered a taxi for us - my Bulgarian is not great face to face, so I didn't want to risk it on the phone!