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Travel day to Bulgaria

We planned on taking a bus or train down the coast into Bulgaria, however, there is no train that goes there, and the only bus doesn't leave until 4:00 pm, so rather than spend the day waiting we will still make our way down the coast, cross the border on foot and see what awaits us on the otherside. We took a cab from Mamaia (our beach ghost town) to a bigger town, Constanta, then a bus to the town closest to the Romania/Bulgaria Border, Mangalia, then a cab to the border. Todd and I then made our way on foot through the very desolate border crossing, hoping there might be some form of transportation on the other side. While there was no taxis or buses, there was, however, a VW van parked there, and a gregarious Bulgarian fellow jumped out asking if we needed transport. He was not able to take us to Varna, the Bulgarian Black Sea beach town we wanted to go to, however, he was able to take us to the nearest town (25 km away), where we could catch a bus to Varna. We arrived in Varna, but once again, much of the beach area is closed for the season. Had lunch and then grabbed a bus to Sofia (the Capital of Bulgaria). It was a long bus ride but found a great hotel once we got there (Princess Hotel).

Posted by toddllama 00:38 Archived in Bulgaria

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