Travel Day: Sofia to Varna, Bulgaria
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My friend's ex lives in Varna, so i was excited to visit a city were i knew a local. We took a bus to Varna for 25 BGN, and it took 6 hours. Good price, however, the bus was completely full, and very, very hot. So the entire 6 hours was pretty miserable. We stopped once to get refreshments and to stretch our legs.
We decided on Flag Hostel that we researched online. It turned out to be a pretty sweet decision. The owner was the most friendly, gregarious person i have met in a long time. He wouldn't just tell you where something was, he would walk you to it, and tell you helpful tips along the way. Don't stay anywhere else in Varna. Dorm rooms for 20 BGN per night.
For dinner we ate at a Bulgarian chain restaurant called Happy. The original started in Varna. You can get truck loads of tasty local cuisine with an American spin to it, for very little BGNs. It was only 20 BGN for 2 people, food and drinks.
After dinner we met Mira, the local, and she took us to 4aspik (pronounced chazpick). This club spun traditional Bulgarian music, which displayed the aritist's music videos on giant screens projected on the walls all around the club. 4aspik was crowded with locals, dancing and singing along to the music in this open air dance club. Professional dancers performed a little number while the crowd cheered on. 4 BGN cover and 5 BGN drinks, no dress code.
We went to Punta Cana for a night cap. Punta Cana is an outdoor bar directly on the water, but the drinks are pretty expensive.