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28th June Bulgaria Camping Laguna beach Apparently Laguna means Nudist Beach in Bulgarian
[D] Summary of Romania's east coast is… it’s a shambles. I suppose we happened to drive head long into one of its Beach Resort town at the start of their summer holidays and also a Saturday night… So the place was packed and the music was pumping.
I would also like to postulate another theory on the Romanian ...
Varna is a pretty nondescript town. Third largest in Bulgaria, with a large port and beaches. And a history of Mafia. We went to ANOTHER archeological museum. This one is known for having the oldest collection of worked gold in the world. Otherwise, a lot of Greek and Roman things. We had lunch at a Turkish restaurant along the pedestrian promenade, then headed back for some R & R. ...
... in Varna. It's just a seaside city, nothing really there. Why there is definitely a bit of history here it is limited to what you can see pretty much everywhere else in the country- a set of roman baths here, a nice orthodox church there, etc. If you are after a beach holiday do not come here- with the ever dominant locals lack of regard for proper litter disposal I'd heed the advice of my other hoteliers and go south to the beaches around ...
... had I not been expecting fruit and nuts! Will be playing it very safe tomorrow!
We decided to sign up to 'Pam's Tours' today and drive further north up to Kaliakra and then back via Queen Maria's Palace at Balchik. This being Bulgaria, we didn't really know what to expect, but knowing we could blame Pam if it all went wrong was a comfort!
All good on the way there - even spotted the turnoff to the palace for the return journey.
Kaliakra is a peninsula ...
... morning's itinerary - the Roman baths, Archaeologigal Museum and any church I happened upon. The streets here are a bit higgledy piggledy and the maps not always accurate so combining that with my map reading skills (nil) I knew I was in for a longish stroll.
Back in in the room, Jerry had decided he was up for a morning out so we set off - now equipped with map reader! Found the Roman Thermae - amazing. The biggest bath ...