Aquae Calidae near Burgas is a new tourist destination in Bulgaria. It is old baths from Roman times, used earlier by the Thracians as a sanctuary and later on rebuilt several times over the centuries. They have been used nowadays until a decade ago. Now it is a museum.
Aquae Calidae near Burgas – the power of the hot waters
The island of Saint Anastasia in the Burgas Bay is not only an interesting place to visit, but it is also a real sea experience. This was the first place we visited during our summer holiday. Here are the details.
The island of Saint Anastasia in the Burgas Bay
Years ago, as a child, I spent 3 weeks in Poland at a school camp located mainly in the cities of Szczecin and Krakow. At that time, on the road we managed to afford a nice two hours walk in the Warsaw center. Still, I vaguely remembered the square in front of the Royal Castle and I really wanted to remind it and to explore a bigger part of the Polish capital.
My new visit to Warsaw have happened quite recently 🙂 . We visited the city a month ago on our way to Tallinn. We spent two days in Warsaw, quite enough to explore the city and the most interesting tourist sights in Warsaw. This article is dedicated to them.
After I presented the main Tallinn sites , let me introduce you two exciting routes for day trips outside Tallinn. Those routes are similar in a sense they both include an ancient castle and a waterfall … I adore waterfalls and each time I go anywhere I look for a waterfall 🙂 to visit, if any. The first route is east of Tallinn and includes the Rackere Castle and the Jagala waterfall. The second one is in the opposite direction – west of the Estonian capital – and includes the Keila Falls, the Medieval Monastery of Padise and the Haapsalu Castle.
Rakvere castle in Estonia
In May, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit Estonia, to get closer to one of the northern peoples – the Estonians – and to get to know its culture through the places we visited there. We spent 4-5 days in Tallinn, enough time to see the main sights of the city, most of which are located in the center and the Tallinn Old Town.
Tallinn Old Town
It was a long day full of impressions. We started it with a visit to Postojna Cave, a top tourist destination in Slovenia, offering longest cave tourist route in the world. Then continued with consideration of another iconic object for Slovenia – Predjama Castle, near Postojna. Finally we finished with Piran – cute little town located on a peninsula on the Adriatic coast with a unique antique architecture and a particularly pleasant atmosphere.
It was late afternoon when we came in Piran. A little bit later there we welcomed the sunset. And what a sunset it was … But let me start from the beginning.
Sunset in Piran
I really love the sea, the Black sea, perhaps because I live very far from it. I prefer it for my summer holiday. In the same time, I am quite interested in visiting other places, even for a while – to examine them, to feel the atmosphere there, and to compare.
Some time ago we had the opportunity to go to the coast of Croatia. We stayed for an evening in Opatija – a pompous little coastal town on the Adriatic sea.
Let me take you there for a while. You may also like it.
Every year, one special place among all of the places I visit, take the Bulgarian monasteries. Each of them is a real center of spirituality, faith, culture and solid relationship with our history and the Bulgarian soul. Beside that, most of the monasteries in Bulgaria are located in quite beautiful places. Therefore, visiting each of them combines both a lovely walk and a touch to the history.
Arbanassi is a small village near Veliko Tarnovo, sheltered seven medieval churches. All the houses there still keep the old Arbanassi architecture – white, made up of stones, with high fences, almost like forts. It is always interesting to have a walk in Arbanassi.
Arbanassi: Konstanzalieva’s house
At the end of last July we spent three wonderful days in the heart of Strandzha Mountains in the area of Malko Tarnovo. This was our second visit to the region. We were there 7 years ago. At that time, our goal was to visit the most important sights within the town and to try to feel a bit of its atmosphere. We liked the area and not only that – we were truly amazed. We understood that there were plenty of interesting places to see and what we had already seen was a very small part of everything.