Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... lots of campsite was only one, that was closed! I popped into a wine store for any other directions for another site and he confirmed there were no others... But thought a nearby winery might allow people to stay. Good enough for us, so we set off. A guy was near the gates waiting and let us in, we realised that the wine store guy has kindly called ahead. I cooked up a mince pasta dish that was pretty damm tasty as the guys entertained the ...
... centre of a valley while towns dotted its edges.
Gas station break at 1415 for 20M. No self serve here. Bought an ice cream bar [2.5]. The name of the town where we stopped was Gotse Delchev, a national Bulgarian revolutionary hero. We saw his mausoleum at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Skopje.
Climbing again removed all vestiges of civilization but the road. Bansko is at 900m. It is a ski resort town. We were into the Park Hotel Gardenia by ...
10 of us jumped into two private buses this morning with our driver, Jorgi again, to drive up the nearby ski resort of Mt Vihen, at around 2500 metres. Our guide, Kraski, was a local ski instructor. He had won three bronze and one silver in the Bulgarian downhill and slalom so a pretty fit character. He took us for a half an hour walk up the hillside to a lake, through the snow.
We thought it was going to be a ...
... end. The locals first scrub down their laundry on the concrete bench nearby, then throw it all into the bucket, let Mother Nature do its thing, then hang all their intimates up on the nearby drying racks. Today, one of the locals, was doing their carpets. How they do this in the middle of the winter when there's 3 metres of snow is anyone's guess.
We later got back on our private bus and drove to the nearby ski resort of Bansko. Bansko is like any ...
On the way home, Andie declares it's pub crawl time so we pulled into this low ceilinged pub, for want of a better description. It was essentially someone's rather large lounge room, with an open fire in it and a Bulgarian version of Days of our Lives on the TV screen. As far as pubs go, this one had a wide variety of drinks. Well, it had beer. It was room temperature but cheap, straight from the crate on the floor to your table in 3.2 seconds. At 1.20 ...