Friday 1 September 2017 provided an opportunity to see parts of Bulgaria in a relaxed mode.
Our first stop was Old Nesebar.
Nesebar is a city on the Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’. Nesebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever changing history. This is an ancient town full of medieval churches and is quite beautiful. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. The roads in and around the old town are quite narrow and cobbled. The best way to view the city is as we did by foot. The weather was ideal for meandering through the streets at a leisurely pace. Taking in the atmosphere and the friendliness of the local people. We were able to get a sense of normal, everyday life and culture as well as view and sample the local products. We were intrigued by the vast range of honey produced in the region and had a tasting session at one of the honey stalls, we experienced lavender honey, acacia honey, cumin honey and coriander honey to name just a few.
Sunny beach was our next stop this is an area which is very popular with the tourist from abroad. The locals tend to holiday in quieter areas which are not so densely populated.
The night life is very vibrant and quite difficult for those who are not used to it.
In contrast to Old Nesebar this area is very cosmopolitan, with all the noises sights and sounds that go with such an environment.
As a group we appreciated having this free day to relax, have fellowship and reflect on the wonderful things God has done.