Bulgaria

Bulgaria, one of those hidden gems which many are still yet to explore, just so happens to host my brothers holiday apartment. I had the chance to visit for the first time and take a friend along with me so why not eh?

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The apartment is near the Black Sea but due to some last minute changes we unfortunately were flying into Sofia; approx. 400km from Bourgas but hey ho, we’d just jump on a train right? NEVER AGAIN! Now, I’ve traveled on trains in SE Asia and various European cities but train travel in Bulgaria is probably the scariest to date – we encountered a drunk lunging at us for our water bottle, seats covered in what we believe to be faeces and a woman threatening to jump from the train whilst moving…

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Many, many hours later we made it to the complex…it was dark, we couldn’t locate the apartment and the night guard didn’t speak a single word of English! Perseverance prevailed though and we finally figured out where on earth we were meant to be staying, dumped our bags, found some grub and then hit the hay pretty much straight away.

Thankfully we were totally refreshed when we awoke, only to be helped by the views from the balcony…we could see the sea and the sun was shining bright – what more could you want for a few relaxing days.

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We spent the next few days lying by the pool, exploring the local areas, visting bars and pubs, running (yes running, on holiday!) and generally chilling out. We visited the resort of Sunny Beach, which isn’t my kind of place however, the nearby Nessebar is right up my street – a wee quaint and historic fishing village…

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Perhaps I’ll find time to return to Bulgaria soon, but we shall see…so many places to go, people to see and things to do eh!

 

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mel & Suan says:

    Yeah Bulgaria and the Balkan countries are certainly places to add to our list too. What place did you stay at? A resort by the black sea?

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    1. Just outside of Ravda and Aheloy 🙂

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  2. risabuzatova says:

    Yes, do go back to Bulgaria and skip the overcrowded tourist resorts. There are many beautiful small towns and villages all up and down the Black Sea coast with stunning views and white sand beaches.

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  3. egodiary.com says:

    Really started to appreciate Bulgaria as a touristic country this year, when we did a 5 days car trip to Bulgaria, and visited not so known places, but certainly very beautiful: Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanasi, Plovdiv.
    I have also been to Balcik some years ago and also loved the place, and next on my list is Nesebar, I have read so many lovely things about it.
    Here are my first articles about the trip, but many more interesting will follow.

    https://egodiary.com/2017/07/12/a-car-trip-to-bulgaria-but-not-to-the-sea-side/
    https://egodiary.com/2017/07/27/day-trip-ideas-the-rock-hewn-churches-from-russe/

    Would love to have your support and follow back, as you have mine.
    Julia,
    Romania.

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    1. Yes do visit Nessebar, it is lovely. Thanks for the links, will take a look 😊

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