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... had been declined. Had another go at paying our hotel bill in reception, but no joy. Then went to ATM and withdrew money no problem. Bulgarian visa card system is definitely suspect.
So by the time we went out to eat, I was stressed as well as starving. Forgot to put lipstick on - that's how bad it was. Back to Plakomoto and lovely view for risotto and salad with a nice bottle of rose to settle our nerves.
Another exhausting day on holiday!
The weather looks much better today thank goodness.
Good omlette for breakfast, and then set off to walk around Old and New Nessebar, the old town is out on this promontory across a causeway from the mainland and the new bit. And they are very different.
The old town is a World Heritage site and as such something of a showpiece. It's a maze of narrow cobbled streets and lots ...
... walk after being in the car.
Then on to Nesebar via some 'interesting' seaside resorts. There really were some shockers - we were a bit nervous about where we were going to end up! I could just imagine workers in the Communist era being despatched there for their holidays. Thankfully, Nesebar is very different. Still commercialised, but with enough historical features and interesting buildings on narrow cobbled streets to be pretty.
... leave from here. It was only five minutes' walk. Once we got there, however, a large construction site was where the station should have been. Ah. I suddenly realised why the bus had taken us to a different bus station yesterday. Just to confirm my suspicion, in Bulgarian I asked the lady at the nearby ferry service hut where we should get the bus to Sozopol. "Avtogara Zapad" she said. That's the west bus station. Suspicions confirmed!
... frigidarium (cold pool), tepidarium (warm pool), caldarium (hot pool), an amazing hypocaust and the toilet area (down a level and in a cloistered area). Our experience was heightened even more by the sunshine, lush greenery and flowering bushes. We were also the only people there the entire time!
From there we walked on to the Archaeology Museum, via some lunch and a lovely small park containing fountains and lots of purple-blossomed trees. The museum was ...