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The Cute Guy also looks toward a Roman theater built by Trajan in the 2nd century AD. The theater wasn't discovered till the 1970s and it's in spectacularly good condition. It's still used today for concerts because, as the Romans built it between two hills, the acoustics are extremely good. The theater fell into disuse after a century or so and over time was covered under layers of dirt and hidden. In fact, in the 5th century, a city wall was built such that ...
... founded by a French count sometime in the last decade or so. The workers are mostly Bulgarian, but there is a French consultant who manages the place. We had a little tour and learned about the French oak barrels in which the wine ages. They cost between 5000-8000 euros and are only used three times before being sold.
We tasted the winery's rosť, a young red, and an aged red. The rosť was very good, the young red tasted of berries and butter, and ...
From Shipka we descended into the Valley of the Roses. Right now we are in the middle of the rose season, which is a big deal here; Bulgaria makes about 60% of the world's rose oil, plus smaller amounts of other rose products like rosewater, soap, hand cream, liqueur and things like that.
Now when you hear or see the name 'The Valley of the Roses' you may get an image in your head of a valley completely filled from one side to the other with field after field ...
... chunks with lots of bones still in, and her 'steamed vegetables' were just lukewarm frozen mixed veg with tough peas. Took forever to arrive, too. We had been planning to go for cocktails before going round to F's at 9:30pm, but didn't have time thanks to dinner taking so long. We had a lovely time at F's though; R went round too and we had a great time together.
Up at the crack of dawn tomorrow for our bus journey to ...
... pronounced like the 's' in 'treasure') for lunch. Snejanka is like a more solid version of tarator; made from yoghurt and cucumber, you can stick a spoon in it upright. As I asked the shop assistant for it (it was in a chilled cabinet, reached from behind the counter) she told me out of the blue, in English, that 'Snejanka' is also the name for the woman who accompanies Santa. Very interesting! None of the other Bulgarians I've talked about Christmas with has mentioned her.
Other places to stay in Elenite
Elenite Holiday Village, Royal Club Victoria, Elenite | 4 star hotelfrom $75
St. Ivan region Nr.4, Elenite | 4 star hotelfrom $84
8259 Bulgaria, Elenite | 4 star hotelfrom $113
Elenite Holiday Village, Elenite | 4 star hotelfrom $93
\N, Elenite | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Elenite Road, Elenite | 3 star hotelfrom $50