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Obshtina Varna

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  • Day13

    Varna, Sea Garden and Technopolis

    May 29 in Bulgaria ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Full day in Varna today, starting with a walking tour of the city.

    We started at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, known as The Cathedral to the locals, interesting because it was built in 1886 with money raised from a public lottery.

    We walked the length of the walking street to the Varna Sea Garden, which has multiple walking trails, and just as many beach front bars with sun beds available for hire.

    We also visited the Roman Baths, which had a great example of the underfloor heating system in use, and a good series of drawings to envision what was in place in Roman times.

    With a free afternoon ahead of us, and our Samsung tablet failing too often for our liking (especially with the Geocaching app 😯), we made the decision to purchase a new one, so we caught the local bus to Technopolis, a Harvey Norman style tech warehouse on the outskirts of town and bought a new Lenovo tablet. Buying an electronic item in Bulgaria... what could go wrong!!

    We had a late lunch in the walking street, then time for a visit to the Art Gallery and Sea Garden again in the afternoon (of course both had caches), before having tea in a backstreet pub.
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  • Day12

    Nessebar morning, Varna afternoon

    May 28 in Bulgaria ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    We had a free morning in Nessebar, so spent more time wandering the laneways and multitude of churches, as well as the Roman ampitheatre and port. The streets were quiet early but soon got busier when the tourists who stay at Sunny Beach on the mainland, commute across for the day.

    The ampitheatre was disappointing compared to Plovdiv, not only in size, but because it's mostly restored in a modern style.

    We walked the coast track, ďipped a toe in the Black Sea and bought lunch from a small back street bakery, at a fraction of the cost of the central tourist lane.

    We departed for Varna at 2pm, across the Balkan Mountains again, and had a stop for afternoon tea at a roadside bakery. As payback for her trying Vegemite, Nadya insisted we try boza, a fermented wheat drink. It's a Bulgarian breakfast staple, usually with a banitsa (pastry filled with feta cheese), with a pungent odour (like Weetbix Oliver thought), yoghurt consistency and very sweet taste

    We arrived in Varna around 5pm, checked in to our hotel, which is on the main walking street and explored the area on foot before having tea at an outdoor eatery in the walking street.
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  • Day9

    Varna

    May 26 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Da das Holz immer noch auf sich warten lässt, sind wir heute wieder nach Varna gefahren und diesmal bei strahlendem Sonnenschein. Die einen gingen an den Strand und die anderen schlenderten durch die Stadt.
    Für mich war es der erste wirkliche Besuch in Varna und ich wollte die Stadt zunächst erkunden. Der Zahn der Zeit nagt an vielen Gebäuden. Viel gibt es nicht zu sehen, einen schönen zentralen Platz mit Springbrunnen, die Kathedrale und eine lange Strandpromenade, den Meerespark.Read more

  • Day103

    Tag der Pausen

    August 16, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Um 10 Uhr ging es los in die 5km entfernte Stadt zum Frühstücken/Brunchen. Nach weiteren 10km wurde eine Bade-Pause eingelegt. Anschließend wurde im nächsten Ort im Cafe an der Promenade angehalten.
    In dem Ort war die Promenade verhältnismäßig schön, doch außerhalb des Ortes leider nicht mehr funktional. Die Beton Straße hat sich in große Stücke zerteilt und rakte in alle Himmelsrichtungen.
    Der nächste Ort war Albena. Klassischer pauschal Tourismus in Hotelbunkern umrandet von Freizeitmöglichkeiten. Nach einer kurzen Pause ging es weiter nach Varna, der dritt größten Stadt Bulgariens, in ein Self Check In Hostel ganz ohne Personal und einer Zimmergröße von 3qm. Interessantes Konzept. Varna überzeugt mit einem schönen Park oberhalb der Strandpromenade an der sich Restaurants die Hand reichen.
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  • Day570

    Day 571: World Heritage Meet Day 2

    September 8, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Another early start, where we went first to the Rock Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. These are 13th century churches, well, hewn out of the rock. Only one of them is open so we went inside that - it's actually about a hundred metres up a cliff and basically hangs out over the car park, so that was a bit exciting! The interior is heavily painted too, just like an orthodox church and was in great condition, all up I really enjoyed the site.

    Back to the cars where we headed next for Srebana Nature Reserve, an important bird nesting area and migration point. This had a certain level of infamy as it had the poorest rating of every World Heritage site by the community. Unfortunately our visit isn't going to change anything - the infrastructure was really poor and we couldn't see any birds at all! The lake was a long distance away and almost nothing was visible. It didn't help that we were there in the middle of the day and it was quite hot, so all the birds were hiding!

    Finally our last stop was just nearby in a small town whose name I've forgotten. It was an old Roman tomb from about the third century AD, so an early Christian work. The interior was brightly painted and decorated, though the tomb itself was never actually used. We had a guided tour and were generously allowed to snap some photos which was quite nice! This one's only a tentative site though, so I didn't have to worry about doing a video. The other videos I've managed to work around the group, though the sites have generally been quite small and I'll do some voiceovers to cover the gaps.

    And with that, our meet up was basically done! We all shook hands and went our separate ways, though we gave a couple of people a lift back to Varna. One of them was an older English guy who'd visited about 850 world heritage sites and is ranked #2 for sites visited, while the other was a Swiss gent who had visited every country in the world and about 750 World Heritage sites. Was good to chat with them and swap stories; also a little humbling as well since it reminds us how far we have to go!

    Exhausted we arrived back at our lovely apartment in Varna. We'd booked it for four nights including the night we stayed in Ruse, though we brought all of our luggage with us. Very tired, we couldn't manage anything more than frozen pizzas for dinner!
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  • Day13

    13. Übernachtung

    June 7, 2017 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Von Alexandria aus ging's zunächst wieder über gut ausgebaute Landstraßen weiter Richtung Russe. Allerdings hat die Navigation irgendwie versagt oder ich habe eine Abzweigung übersehen, jedenfalls stand ich irgendwann mitten im nirgendwo musste einige Kilometer zurück. Ein freundlicher Rumäne kam herbei, aber eine wirkliche Hilfe war er auch nicht. Bei 30 Grad ging's dann über die bulgarische Grenze. Dannach kamen nur noch viele Kilometer geradeaus Richtung Warna. By the way: Richtung Warna bin ich auch die ersten 20 Kilometer Autobahn gefahren.

    Schön war es dann endlich das Schwarze Meer zu sehen. Morgen ist Beach angesagt und dann schaue ich mir Warna an.
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  • Day14

    14. Übernachtung

    June 8, 2017 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Das Navi sagt: Bislang 2.836 Kilometer gefahren. Ab morgen geht's dann wieder heimwärts.
    Aber zunächst einmal war ich heute eine Stunde am Strand und wollte eigentlich auch ins Wasser, aber aufgrund der Temperatur hab ich dann doch verzichtet.
    Nachmittags ging's dann mit dem Bus nach Warna. Die Stadt ist ganz nett, hat einen schönen Sandstrand, aber mir war dann auch irgendwann die Lust auf weiterlaufen vergangen. Also wieder mit dem versifften Bus zurück. Preiswert war die Fahrt allerdings. Und dass es noch Fahrkarten Verkäufer im Bus gibt ... naja. Anschließend noch ein leckere Essen - bei dem ich einen begeisterten Mittessen hatte - und dann zurück in's Hotel und die weitere Route planen. Aufgrund des ungewissen Wetters weiss ich noch nicht wie weit ich komme. Mal sehen...Read more

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Obshtina Varna, Община Варна

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