Travel Blogs from Sunny Beach
... three weeks at a time and then she walks down to Kalofer. She told us that in summer the place is usually full but the night we stayed there was only ourselves and a Dutch backpacker.
The uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1876 was unsuccessful but the war which followed led to independence for Bulgaria. The most famous piece of Bulgarian literature, 'Under the Yoke', is set in these mountains and is based ...
... Romania in Bulgaria using the same crossing as last year, this time I remembered that the crossing goes over a river and the bridge is a toll road.....last year I spent an hour riding round trying to work out why my satnav was trying to take a 400 mile detour....I told it to avoid toll roads!!
Now plotted up in a hotel in Kazanlak, aiming for Turkey tomorrow....
Enjoy the pictures.....
... up for that. We wandered around the fantastic fortress in the punishing heat and by the river before returning tired but exhilarated. What a stunning city. I hope it wins European Capital of Culture for 2019.
And then to end a brilliant day, Nikki (the campsite owner) drove Victoria and I to a nearby swimming pool. I cannot tell you how refreshing that was. I am so happy to report tonight I am tired but the right kind of ...
... covered in sunflower plants. What a fantastic sight they are. They remind me of Castilla back in the 80’s.
We briefly skirted by Veliko Tarnovo before arriving at the lovely campsite which was nestled into the hills just outside.
I got the tent up in the wind before getting some washing done. It is amazing how many things need doing. There was plenty of time to relax in the afternoon Bulgarian sunshine ...
... introduce this year's cast of Christmas box trip characters:
Best boy- Rich Haydon (pictures & video)
Stunt Co-ordinator- Claire Leeper
Produced by- Vicky Ivanova & Vera Georgieva
Exec Producer- Tedi Koleva
Editor & Fixer- Niki Zlatev
Written & Directed by- Rich Parsons
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking