Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Beautiful Moscow

If I will ever have a chance to be a tourist guide in Moscow with my own program, I will not show my tourists all those common attractions which everybody know and which have no difference with the pictures everybody saw. You know which places I am talking about, all those which came up first from the top of your head when you read the name of the city, those which are commonly associated with it. There is another Moscow, the city where people, aborigines, live; city of streets and buildings, buses and trams. I'll give you a pleasure of watching Moscow, as I usually say, "from the inside".
A week ago I left Bulgaria, which was really sad because I enjoyed its sea, sand and sun much more than expected and had only a couple weeks to enjoy it. I consoled myself with the thought that the place I'll go after Bulgaria will not be worse. And so went I.
First of all, the plane, I mean, its construction, surprised me. People were let in the plane through the door in the middle of its fuselage, and my seats were in the second row from the front of the plane. I was surprised by the fact that the cockpit was not on the same level with the seats for passengers, but, more likely, under it. The front part of the plane, from the inside, looked like this:
When I went to Bulgaria, the flight took only two hours, but the return took an hour more since the plane did not fly straight, above Ukraine. Near one o'clock Saturday night, when the plane was landing, all its passengers could see the great field of lights, which I will fainly share with you.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Exploring Saint Vlas

The last day of the week is traditionally a day-off all around the globe, and I am not an exception. I am on vacation from the university now, but still I decided to make this day a little different from others. Usually, climate of Bulgaria is hot and dry in August, but today the weather was much colder and rainy. I arrived here more then a week ago, but never saw the rain here. Today it finally occurred. Rain is also good during the beach season, it helps nature, including people, to have a rest from endless heat. At least I perceived it this way. From the morning I watched TV with my relatives, knowing that it's my only happiness for today and the rain will never stop, but it did stop at some three o'clock. Then I came up with a better idea: to go for a walk outside.
At first I did not know where to go, but then just continued walking on Sveti Vlasiy street, which is the main street of the town. Actually, that street is a continued route which goes from Nessebar city via Sunny Beach, through Saint Vlas and to Elenite, a small town, even smaller than Saint Vlas, where the road, actually, ends, branching into smaller streets of the town.
For I did not know where will I go for a walk, I did not studied the map beforehead, and hence did not know where the road will end and where will I find myself in the long run.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mountain Hiking in Saint Vlas, Bulgaria

Today was the last day of Summer 2014 season of free mountain hiking tours in Saint Vlas, and it happened that it was the day when I joined one. The thing is, I wanted to attend this tour since I came to Bulgaria almost a week ago, but could not find enough time or attitude to get up early in the morning, have a quick snack and go, forgetting everything else in the World for four or five hours (those tours took place every Wednesday and Friday starting at 8:30. It continued until late yesterday's evening, when after watching the film my Mum told me that today's tour will be the last one. The tours were completely free, the group's meeting place was on the main square of the town (population of Saint Vlas is near 4000)