Blogs from Burgas Province, Bulgaria, Europe

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Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province » Dyuni January 24th 2014

Pictures of Burgas Bulgaria, Batumi Georgia Florence, and Gaeta.... read more
Gaeta, Italy
Gaeta, Italy
Gaeta, Italy

Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province » Nesebar September 27th 2013

Nessebur, Bulgaria Nessebur is a nice little port city that thrives on the tourist trade almost exclusively. The old part of town is billed at the Dubrovnik of the Black Sea. I have never been to Dubrovnik but I doubt the comparison is accurate. While Nessebur has beautiful beaches and interesting ruins dating back a couple thousand years, it mainly sports souvenir shops and cafes. After a leisurely stroll around the narrow cobble stone streets I spent time over strong coffee at a seaside café with friends from the ship. Then I heard music and wandered off to find a wonderful exhibition of local dancers and musicians in the center of a partially excavated ancient theater. The music and dancers in native garb was superb. My favorite image of the performance is of a ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province July 5th 2013

Frid 5th July 2013 Varna to Burgas on Bulgaria's black sea coast This morning it was the usual routine at the camp. Had a light breakfast, check the car for oil and then left the camp site for Burgas further down the black sea coastline. My intention was to drive along the coast and enjoy the coastline scenery. The stupid SatNav thought differently, it guided me back to the motorway on the 'fastest' mode. I tried to change the setting halfway and it didn't like it and took me to the most horrendous Bulgarian roads imaginable. It was raining heavily, I was driving to avoid potholes the size of my wheel, the suspensions took a real battering and I was surprised I made it through those roads. There were sow very steep roads where I was ... read more
Camp
Camp reception
Beach at the camp

Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province » Nesebar June 7th 2013

After yesterdays sights at the beach we wanted something a bit more historical to look at and with the weather starting out fine and sunny we planned a walk through to the old town which is over a short causeway and about 3 kilometres away.We haven't had a decent walk for a couple of days so a good stride out will do us good. Again we weren't in too much hurry today and dallied around over breakfast taking our time. This little plan didn't work out that well for us because by the time we got on our way after 11am the sky to the west looked threatening and by the time we got about two thirds of the way to the causeway large spots of rain started to fall and there was rumbling of thunder ... read more
Buildings under construction all around
Causeway to the old town,Nesebar
Hydofoils used as ferries on the Black Sea

Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province » Nesebar June 6th 2013

As those famous lines from the movie Forest Gump go,'life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get'.This was going to be true about our visit to the beach across the road from our apartment complex.More about that shortly. With no great urgency to be up and about we enjoyed a little longer in bed than usual reading the kindle and listening to Newstalk ZB to stay up to date with what was happening back home in NZ(some things never change no matter where we are in the world!) We had bought what looked like bacon and packaging had appeared to read bacon in the local written word,from the Penny Market yesterday.It had been amongst all those other types of salamis,hams,etc etc that are stacked up in the chiller.It ... read more
Some of the better looking bodies on the beach
Looking towards the centre of Sunny Beach
No takers as yet today

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Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province » Nesebar June 5th 2013

We awoke to a nice sunny morning which should make the drive further east today that much more enjoyable.We have had some rain on the last 2 days that we have travelled between towns on and it does limit the sightseeing and scenery. With a filling BBA breakfast inside us we topped up with diesel and headed out of Plovdiv looking for the A1 that would carry us east to the Black Sea and three nights in an apartment in Nesebur. We knew the A1 was north of the city and the GPS took us in that direction but as we saw the signs for the A1 we could not see Nesebur on any of them.Thinking that perhaps the system wasn't fully up to date with the highway we thought best and diverted onto what we ... read more
Farm land on the A1
The yellow of wheat fields
Not an ice cream shop within many kilometres

Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province » Nesebar July 15th 2012

Saturday 14th July 2012 Nice easy morning, breakfast (for what it was worth) across the road at the cafe then back to pack and do a few last minute things. Judy has assignments in for marking and is trying to mark at least 6/day. This isn't easy as they take a minimum of 30 minutes each and she has over 100 to do. We caught the local bus to the bus station next to the Grand Mall getting there with over an hour to spare before departure. We did wonder if we'd get away at all when we saw the bus come in, dirty, dented and not too smoothly. Obviously the inspectors were a little suspicious as two pulled up in a car next to it, checked the lights and indicators and spent some time with ... read more
Old Town
Our hotel
Display of Lace

Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province September 12th 2010

From Istanbul I got a bus to neighbouring Bulgaria, which meant that after 17 months I was officially back in Europe and politically too - Bulgaria, unlike Turkey is a fully fledged member of the European Union. Fellow travellers had told me that Bulgaria was ‘okay’, ‘alright’, ‘shit’, ‘corrupt’ and ‘alright, avoid Sofia’ and ‘watch your bags’. Posts on travel forums like the Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree had headings such as ‘Bulgaria - avoid, avoid, avoid!’. However as hard-boiled traveller Paul Theroux tells us, “all travel is a lesson in self-preservation” and I imagined Bulgaria to not be too different to everywhere else I’d been and I had prevailed so far. Besides I needed live music and was going there for that. I’d fallen upon the Spirit of Burgas music festival wh... read more
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Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province August 19th 2009

Well, Burgas... There's not too much to report as most of our days followed a similar pattern - get up late, get lunch, go to beach, get dinner, go to festival, go to bed etc. However, we shall endeavour to elaborate as we can... On the first full day we actually decided to go and arm ourselves with some reading material. As usual, when you find an bookshop with English literature you are somewhat restricted to the Penguin/Wordsworth classics. So, between us we have two Thomas Hardy novels - Far from the Madding Crowd and Fair Blue Eyes... a good old bit of tragic love story to depress you on the beach. As for the beach, well, how much can we explain? It had sun.... sea.... and sand! Altogether quite a nice beach, in fact, on ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Burgas Province August 17th 2009

Finally, another blog update - it seemed the recent lack of entry rather concerned someone (Mother Bywaters) as to whether we are still alive - but I can safely say we are. The lack of updates is mostly due to the fact that for the past few days, we have been chilling on the beach and going to the festival at night, leaving very little time/energy to write anything. Plus, using internet that is about as fast as dial-up is mental torture. So, where we left off was in Bucharest - anticipating our ridiculously early start for the bus to the Bulgarian coast. Having got up at 5.45am, we were waiting bleary eyed in a car park next to the Gara de Nord for the coach, watched over by some community dogs. The bus was a ... read more




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