Travelling through Romania & Bulgaria
Trip Start Jul 27, 2004
120Trip End Dec 13, 2006
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After nearly 2 weeks in Romania we crossed the border into Bulgaria and had an interesting 5 days in Veliko Tarnovo, the old capital. Vinnie, Paul and I stayed in a great little hostel run by an English guy - really relaxing and part of the reason we ended up staying longer than we thought. The other reason why we stayed for a few more days was because of the fab pool about 5 minute taxi ride away from the old town. Oh and I nearly forgot about the great beer, wine and food that we sampled. We spent one of the scorching days visiting the Tsaverets fortress which was impressive and made us feel like we were doing something worthwhile instead of just lazing by the pool or in the hostel. We had to say goodbye to Vinnie as we left Veliko Tarnovo for the Black Sea Coast.
The last 2 weeks have been party, party, party and this is only going to continue as we have just landed in another great hostel in Varna and met a great crowd here who are always up for going out. The hostel is just out of town but offers free trips to the beach where we have spent the last 2 days relaxing in the sun right next to a pool built in the bar on the beach - bliss!!! We're in no rush to leave but will have to move at some point as Mandy is flying back to the UK from Istanbul in 2 weeks where it will be bye bye Paul, hello work (what is that??)... Paul's off for some more adventures in South America while I hold the fort at home.