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... the right. It's not just a bit right... we're talking the right-hand edge of the green. Guy gets ready to offer comfort for the impending disaster. But no, the ball thuds into the bank, leaps into the air and rolls onto the green. Game, set and match! To celebrate her win, Hilli takes Guy to the a la carte restaurant at the hotel where we have a nice meal beside the (still) quiet pool area. Guy wins Grandma's which eases the pain a ...
... explain the abandoned building-site back towards the town. The house is full of atmosphere and has been converted back to its former state as a royal retreat. It's very clearly a place which meant a huge amount to Maria. On our return it's a swim/pilates for Hilli + gym/sauna for Guy and then a beer and supper. We're very entertained by the selection of people appearing at the hotel. Loads of Romanians arriving for some sort of conference... as well as a couple of girls ...
... a sort of crazy school dining room with all manner of oddities in steaming bowls or cold platters on offer. We decide that we really have to try to play golf here before we leave. But first things first... tomorrow we're going to explore Balchik and Varna. Balchik is reputed to be lovely and used to be the holiday residence of the Romanian royal family in the late nineteenth century. Romania lost Balchik to Bulgaria before ...
... for that price.
So, we were pleasant to meet other party-people and having awesome nights with them.
I also went to Varna, 1. to go shopping in the Grand Mall (highly recommendable) and 2. to have a walk in the park. I wasn't that impressed; it was nice.
... luck. I had spaghetti bolognese which might as well have been a plate of oil and Alex had pork gristle in mushroom sauce, dubious. We also discovered that Bulgarian waiting staff (certainly in this area anyway) have no concept of how to serve food. We didn't have to wait long but they insist on bringing each dish when its ready regardless of the order you'd like to have it in, or whether you'd like the rice you ordered as a side ...