Smartline Meridian Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- TV Channel One Russia
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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... buildings. In some cases you could see where the cladding had fallen off and there were brick walls underneath. Not sure whether the original buildings would have been entirely wooden and the cladding is put onto modern buildings to look authentic. Anyway, it was very attractive and a nice place to wander around. A few galleries and gift shops, but we weren't tempted.
Found the the old defence wall (not too difficult as it runs around the outside of the town) and had a ...
... 13 / 14 century churches. Also lots of gift shops and leather shops with very reasonable prices - got my eye on a handbag, but don't tell Jerry!
Think we managed to see most of it and walk around the perimeter sussing out beaches for later before stopping for coffee above the harbour, seeing a lovely old car and making some new friends! (See photos)
Then we walked across ...
Note to self - a second Margharita is never a good idea! A little jaded this morning, but nevertheless, up, packed and ready to go having made a picnic lunch out of remaining breakfast items by 9am. Not bad!
I was sorry to leave Plovdiv as we had had such a lovely time sightseeing, and the town was a really pleasant surprise. Good to spend time with Aly and Graeme too.
The drive across to the Black Sea coast was rather featureless and ...
... a lovely wander around the cobbled streets, we came across a place I had heard about and was keen to visit; the church of Sveta Bogoroditsa. Like all churches built during the Ottoman period, it was wasn't allowed to be higher than a mosque, so it was built partly below ground level; when we entered the purple flower-filled courtyard we had to go down some steps to reach the entrance. It was small but wonderful inside. Nearly everything was wooden! Even ...
... but we couldn't find them anywhere - and the roads didn't tally at all with the ones on my drawn map. One of them had the same or very similar name. We wandered around for a while before giving up and getting a taxi. It was only once I'd got my hands on a free Burgas city map from the guesthouse reception that I realised what the problem had been - we'd arrived at a different bus station to the one on my map. My guidebook had said that all arrivals from and ...