Park Hotel Olymp
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The room was a bit cool re the a/c overnight so up at 0600. Time passed until brekkie. Suggested to Red somebody probably pushed Daniela without asking the group to move the final group meal to tonight. I've done 45 to 50 group trips and every one of them has has a final group meal on the final night of the trip. I'm happy to miss it, the chemistry just not there in any event.
I think the switch has nothing to do with the Explore flight people leaving early. ...
10 of us jumped into two private buses this morning with our driver, Jorgi again, to drive up the nearby ski resort of Mt Vihen, at around 2500 metres. Our guide, Kraski, was a local ski instructor. He had won three bronze and one silver in the Bulgarian downhill and slalom so a pretty fit character. He took us for a half an hour walk up the hillside to a lake, through the snow.
We thought it was going to be a ...
... would train these poor bears in this Pavlovian way. Some bears were blind, as they plied them with alcohol to get them to perform better. They would put a nail through their very sensitive nose and lead them along or jerk them to get a reaction. They also had their claws removed. Pretty horrific stuff
This sanctuary had been set up by the Brigitte Bardot foundation back in 2000 and there is no entry fee, so definitely a worthy cause. It costs around $7.50 ...
... 90) for a half litre of good Bulgarian hops, that's a bargain in any man's language!
So the 13 of us hunkered down for an hour and swapped stories of Game of Thrones and drank some local brewskis. We had a couple of the locals stop by and yell some things in Bulgarian at us. None of the townsfolk appear to speak English so everything's done in sign language or smiles. It was all good fun and, as mentioned, the locals seem to get a kick out of having us around. ...
... really boarded I these conditions before and it was quite an experience. The afternoons became way too slushy though so our best work was in the morning.
Can not recommend Pamporovo and the apartments and lessons we had enough.