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Romania to Bulgaria! (17/34)

Community dogs rule OK!

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We woke up early and headed onto the city. This was a shock as it was in a really poor state not what I was expecting. Shanty town style high risers and we saw our first full on open bin looter! Drivers were crazy but the people we asked for direction were really nice and most spoke some English. It was in Budcresti we first met the ‘community’ dogs on mass scale. These are packs of dogs which are really strays that hang out around the place. They were playing a game with cars on this major round about it was funny. They were not as cute as the puppy that joined us for tea the night before though. Both Dale and I wanted to take him home with us he was soooooo CUTE! When we got on the A2 we noticed something else though…dead community dogs that had played chicken with cars on the motorway and we decided to start making a tally of those aswell.

The road to Constanta was really good condition and quick we made it to the border swiftyly and had no trouble crossing into Bulgaria. It was a bit of a shocker though how much the roads changed though just changing to there! They were from excellent to back to the Ukraine style. Not the best for a first impression! They did improve though as we headed south to Varna. We asked in Varna about campsites but there were none and we were directed to the lonely planet recommendation 20km south by a local. We found this fine and it looked ok but a little busy as we struggled to find pitch! Our first night in a bed and first showers! Lovin it!

We headed down to the beach it was beautiful! The sea was warm as was the breeze and we relished in the sunshine and just relaxed. It was about 4pm by time we got there but still nice. Apparently was 38degees when we were in Varna!
That night after tea we heard some music and a little tipsy after some beers ran to the beach thinking it was coming to the beach resturant. We were greeted by a young small crowd and off to the bar we went. Tequila slammers 1.20lv wow bargain we thought…wait that’s for both of us! So worked our 12.5p ish per shot amazing! We drank till the pocket change we had ran out. Dale even gave the bar staff both a £1 souvenir of England :-p We were now quite drunk but made it to bed ok and I was out quite quickly!

Nights slept in car now: 3
Scariest place in the world: Ukraine
Poor children we felt sorry for:1 (he was very dirty from working on road)
Suicidal birds impacting with car:1
Dead community dogs:14

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