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After a whistle stop tour of what felt like most of Turkey, we decided to have a few days off from sightseeing and go and sit on the beach. So we hopped on a bus and headed to Bulgaria where we planned to do not very much just north of Varna on the Black Sea coast. It was on the way to Romania (our next stop), so nice and handy.
I feel slightly bad for Bulgaria in that we didn't see much of it, didn't really learn an awful ...
... a villa here for 6 months and coming every weekend. They ran a heating company and probably not your average Rumanian but good fun. The told us they had recently been playing golf in Sicily and had had their valuables stolen from their bags while playing golf....by Rumanians! The Italian police couldn't help smiling as they took the particulars.
In the late afternoon went to the Kaliakra Cape. It was an ...
... me to play golf in Oman two years ago, amazing coincidence! We were very pleased to see him and had a drink with him afterwards. The course itself was a bit dull, Charlie kept putting his balls into bunkers and getting cross; I relaxed and enjoyed the wild flowers and did rather well.
Dinner overlooking the Black Sea under an equally black sky (looking stormy again) completed a great day.
... greens etc. Charlie had a fun time, lost a few balls in the sea but found a lot while searching for his own in the meadows of flowers. It was a great and memorable day of golf.
Went to Balchik for supper tonight. Nice little sea side town with a string of restaurants along the harbour wall. We eat a nice meal while watching the amazing lightning storms which we have been seeing ...
... shocked, no one does this for fun.
In a tiny village called Kranevo we came across a lovely looking rustic wooden hotel with an equally nice restaurant in the garden. We let the owner choose our meal we asked for typical Bulgarian dishes and it was all great including the Bulgarian Rakia, a cross between gin and vodka. The urban dictionary says 'extremely alcoholic Bulgarian drink, one shot is enough to raise your forehead ...