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... decibels. Truly hideous! The golf course is deserted for the epic match-up. We hire clubs, buy a sufficient quantity of ammo and set off into the incongruous mix of green space and new (mostly empty) avenues of houses and apartments. We both play remarkably well but, suffice it to say, that Hilli wins... she succeeds in getting threes on three of the par 3 holes, including the seventeenth where she cements her win. The seventeenth ...
... leading up to WW2. The genius of a gardener ( a Swiss-French) was acquired from St Petersburg... he having rather carelessly lost his former employer, Tsar Nicholas, to some little spat in 1917. We really enjoy looking round... especially the gardens which, since the 50s, have been a Bulgarian National Botanical Garden. Bulgaria got its bulge back after WW2 and, during the communist period, the palace was used as a retreat for artists, musicians, writers and academics. ...
... a switch gets thrown, we pass into Bulgaria and, although the contours of the land remain dull, a far greater sense of care and organisation is clearly in evidence. It has a sort of Norfolk coast feel to it but with straight roads! Population is sparse and yet we pass a road sign directing us to the 'Lighthouse Golf Resort', our booked-in destination. And, sure enough, ten miles further on, there's a road to the left ...
... 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 ...