Blogs from Balchik, Dobrich Province, Bulgaria, Europe


Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Balchik June 9th 2013

We were not particularly active today but that was by design and also there wasn't a lot of other places to go from our location without travelling some distance. We did find a packet in the supermarket chiller that looked more like bacon than we have come across in our attempts to satisfy our tastebuds and we put it to the test this morning with a poached egg with much better success than previously although the bacon still doesn't have that smoky flavour we get back home. The day had dawned an absolute cracker with the distant haze of yesterday gone and we could see right across the gulf from our apartment balcony. One thing that hasn't been apparent which we thought might be,is that we haven't seen any passing ships that sail up and down ... read more
Neighbouring hotel
Looking at the pay umbrellas and beach chairs
A sail on the Black Sea

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Balchik June 8th 2013

We have experienced three different sides to Bulgaria from rural village life to city dwelling and over the last 3 nights,life at the seaside.One thing you do learn when you are travelling is that many countries are alike and NZ and Bulgaria have a lot in common when you take the three lifestyles we have experienced here with one small exception,the lack of animals out in the fields in Bulgaria compared to NZ. This morning we packed up with some regret because we have been very comfortable in our apartment.However, our next two nights are also in an apartment as we enjoy a few days with less travel on the road. We stopped in Sunny Beach which essentially is part of Nesebar but 4km up the road. We had read a lot about the brashness of ... read more
Sunny Beach looking north
Sunny Beach
View from our balcony,White Lagoon

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