Santa Pera Hotel
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Another paralysing wake up from the alarm buzzing in the room. Why are we so exhausted and tired? I am finding it harder and harder to get up out of bed in the mornings. Must be the cooler weather and getting nearer and nearer to the end of our travels. It's all starting to catch up with us.
We eat breakfast, shower and meet in our usual spot to meet Bec and Dan. Today we decided to go and check out the Princess Island, Burgazada (1 of the 9 islands, and 1 of ...
... then put the rest onto the fire, then another group
brought us some traditional Bulgarian salad with Bulgarian fetta cheese and
meat. Yum Yum… the cheese and salad were great… however the meat went onto the
fire as well. Everyone was very
hospitable and so friendly.
So one last cup of coffee and then into bed and that is when
the music started. Could not freaken believe it. Heavy metal, Bulgarian ballads
and I think even some ...
... we noticed that just about every single night club was crazy loud, stacked right next to each other, with their own live band and of course, a guy pushing really hard to get us into his night club. We made it home nice and early as most nights this trip and our peaceful sleeps were very rudely interrupted at 3:30 AM with Islamic prayer. It felt like a man was doing obnoxious acapela karaoke in our bedroom. Maybe this was happening because it was Ramadan? We never found out if that ...
... lot of it is faded and scratched. As always, this gives the place character.
One thing that grinds my gears though, are people who blatantly take photos using flash when there are no flash signs everywhere, then feign ignorance when they get told off. Don't they realise that flash is damaging to the artwork? Damn tourists.
Next I checked out the underground cistern, a mammoth subterranean waterway supported by over 300 ...
... was the consummate sales personality, provided a brief history Persian rugs, their importance to the families who wove them as well as the skills and materials required to weave a rug. The demo lasted about 30 minutes. During the demo, a good number of rugs were shown and thrown on the floor for our visual benefit. The combination of design and material was truly spectactular. The fact that a woven rug can last for generations was considered a key reason for making ...