Smartline Meridian Hotel
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... very small rural border zone. No-one mentioned this legal requirement and we certainly did not notice any signs. But ignorance is no excuse and does not let us off the hook.
*We are marched off to a back office & our precious car documents are taken. We have committed an offence for which there will be a fine of 250 euros. Romania suddenly seems
very expensive! In actual fact it is a set up. Andy is able to negotiate the rate down to 50 euros ...
Highlights that come to mind are Jamie's pants being blown off the line during the night. Then in the morning heading out to the market to buy a fishing rod to reel them back in and succeeding!
Going on a dodgy banana boat for the first time and finding ourselves surrounded by jellyfish while we fought to hold on for dear life.
Managing to haggle when drunk for one piece of Donner meat
Managing to balance on someones ...
... bit of English. Eventually he called me over and said "ah boat people", smiled at his joke, scribbled in my passport and said we could go.... so we did. The Bulgarian side was actually pretty swift but I was glad we had read that we had to buy a road tax sticker because 20km down the road we were stopped by the police for a "vignette" check. A quick look at the sticker and passport and off we went. ...
... children; including giving out shoeboxes at the Christmas parties she and her husband organise.
Upon arrival at Burgas, we met with our friend Jello who had organised three visits for us to three very different institutions. The first was an orphanage for children aged 3-7 in Sredets. Sadly we were not allowed to take pictures but the children were very excited and recited the poetry they had learned ...
... had ended. (My favorite money-changer was a guy in black leather jacket, standing next to a silver Mercedes, with a sign saying, "Money exchange. No mafia." Yeah, right.)
We didn’t really have a plan, although we knew that there were a number of churches that were worth visiting. In the first church, we were able to buy tickets to five sites for 12 Lev, which was a small savings (but a savings is a savings). The five sites included three churches ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services