Planeta Hotel & Spa
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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!
... to the new town. A nice sandy beach, but full of sun beds etc even now. I would hate to be here in the main season. Not really much to write about, but managed to buy a beach towel (bright pink which I will leave with you Pam) and have lunch in a pretty restaurant overlooking the causeway and old town.
Some places here are so lovely, and others haven't quite got it yet. This place ...
... 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.
... 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 ...
... at Yo-Ho Hostel their printer wasn't working, so instead of printing out a street map of the route from the bus station to our guesthouse in Burgas, I drew it on a piece of paper. We took a taxi from there to the private bus station, where we got straight onto a minibus to Burgas. The woman at the ticket desk had told me we had to pay the driver, not her, so we did so before we got on. 14 leva each for a two-and-a-half-hour journey - not bad!
We saw ...