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Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Wordless-ish Wednesday: Slanchev Briag (Sunny Beach)

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Sunny Beach (known as Слънчев Бряг/Slanchev Briag) is Bulgaria’s largest and most popular Black Sea resort.

There are over 800 hotels alone, not to mention restaurants, nightclubs, and cafés!

As we visited in the off-season, the place was all but abandoned, save for a few workmen here and there getting the hotels ready for the upcoming summer season. It was nice having the entire stretch of beach to ourselves. In a month or so, nearly every inch of sand will be covered by beach goers.

However, it was a bit creepy being practically alone amongst such giant hotels and buildings.

I can’t say that I would come back during the summer. Too commercialized and crowded for my taste. Nearby Nessebar or Sozopol–although crowded in the summer as well–would be my choices for a vacation spot along the Black Sea.

I think that’s enough words for a Wordless Wednesday!

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Also linking up this shot on Show Off Your Shot (and then she snapped).

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20 thoughts on “Wordless-ish Wednesday: Slanchev Briag (Sunny Beach)

  1. my other half is bulgarian as well and i wanted to know if you speak bulgarian and if you do where did you learned it i dont find many good ressources to learn bulgarian

    thanks so much

    • Valerie, I do not speak much Bulgarian. The only resources I have are a few DVDs/CD courses. I think the best education is full immersion. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to pick up much during my time living in Bulgaria as I worked from home and my husband spoke to my in English. I hope to make more progress in the future! Best of luck to you!

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  5. hi! if you don’t like crowded places, you should visit Sinemoretz. Sozopol, as much as I like it, is waaaay too crowded for me in the summer as well. Nessebar is worst.
    Here are a few photos of Sinemoretz. http://7dailysins.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/728/
    http://7dailysins.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/754/ – here you can see a few of the less popular beaches.
    It’s a lovely place – with 2 big beaches, the one is a bit more commercial, and the other is great; one of the few big beaches where you can see a river meeting the sea! just read a bit about it.

  6. I love your photo mash-up of all the different signs! That juxtaposed with the empty beach gives such a good sense of the feeling of being there. Love it

  7. Great shots! And you captured a peace and beauty that you wouldn’t see in the summer time! =) Thanks for stopping by KreativeKaring and linking up for WordlessWednesday!
    Hope you have a great day!
    -Samantha
    KreativeKaring.com

  8. Beautiful photos! I especially love the single open clam shell (are they called clam shells in Bulgaria, or is it a different mollusk?) on that wide, deserted beach. presently looking through your blog which is all great photography and totally enjoyable writing.

  9. What lovely shots – I especially love the one of your shoes in the sand! Wonderful.

  10. Beautiful shots.

    Regards and best wishes

  11. beautiful photos! have a nice day 🙂

  12. Beautiful photos ~ my fav is the collage of the signs. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your link :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

  13. The beach is beautiful but I’m like you, would rather vacation in a less commercial area. {However, your photo collage of the building is great, love it}

    Thanks for linking up your WW post at OMSY

    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

  14. Ooh I love that last shot! What a great perspective.

  15. very beautiful pics! thanks for joining tina´s ww 🙂

  16. Beautiful pictures. I really love that last one. Very neat to look at!

  17. Some beautiful pictures along the Black Sea! I like the colorful nature of the resort signs, too.

    My WW is here: http://www.ptank.com/blog/2012/03/wordless-wednesday-household-gods-open-studios-preview/

  18. beautiful photos! never been to Bulgaria, and I am originally from Romania, imagine, just across the border. I’ve heard it’s nice, my brother spends summer holidays there with his family.

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