The Heavens Opened …

We’ve recently come back from Vlas after spending 10 very relaxing days in the sun  (7 – 17 June).  The weather was absolutely glorious and the only time we really saw much rain was on the Monday afternoon.  We were in our apartment enjoying the sunshine when dark clouds came...

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Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort

Now I can’t confess that I’m a golf enthusiast but I’ve just come across a website that claims to be amongst one of the top 100 golf courses in the world.  Actually, after viewing the website thraciancliffs and watching the promotional video that comes with it, I’m beginning to see why.  It is...

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Bulgaria’s Currency

The Lev (or “leva” in plural) is the currency of Bulgaria.  It is divided into 100 stotinki (nicknamed “stinkies”). wikipedia – Bulgarian_lev  Although Bulgaria joined the EU in approximately 2007, luckily they decided not to change their currency to the euro.  I say “luckily” as I think prices seem to go...

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Trip to Sofia

Air Or Road? Depends on how quickly you want to get to Sofia really wikipedia/Sofia .  You can fly from Bourgas or Varna for example with bulgaria air or you can get on a coach from St Vlas.  The coach goes to and from Sofia every day and leaves St Vlas around about...

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Martenitsa

Also Known As Grandma Marta Day On the first of March each year, when Spring is starting to show its face at last, the Bulgarians decorate trees with red and white dolls (male and female) and ribbons, usually made of yarn.    It’s also traditional to exchange red and white...

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Ladies Day

Also known as “International Womens Day” Sunday 8th March 2015 was Ladies Day in Bulgaria.  While we were at St Vlas this March, we noticed that the flower shops were open and that many people were walking around with fresh flowers, either in a lovely bouquet, in a plant pot...

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Winter Time In Sunny Beach

March 2015 When we went to our St Vlas apartment this month, one of the days we took the bus (No. 5) to Sunny Beach to see whether any more places had decided to open during the winter months.  The bus fare has gone up again unfortunately but hey, that’s...

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