For the last stretch of our flight I had a courtesy seat change at the pilot's request before boarding the shuttle. I didn't know why but I went from sitting in the very back to almost the front, so I didn't complain. As soon as we boarded the plane I had to use the restroom and headed for the back. That is when I heard a man yelling, sitting handcuffed with three police officers restraining him in 30B-- what was my original seat. It was a bit scary but I was reassured that the police officers had it under control. Eventually he did settle down.
My mom got the chance to sleep on this flight which was good for her.
We arrived safely and went through passport control and customs in record time.
On the way to our hotel we stopped by a bank to exchange money.
After settling into our room and packing a small suitcase for our one night trip to Burgas in the morning to pick up Natalie, we planned on calling it an evening.
However, the three of us got a second wind and decided to go out to an authentic Bulgarian restaurant for dinner.
The décor was so cool-- lots of things on the walls... a wagon sitting on the rafters.
The menu covers were made of wood.
The food was out of this world delicious.
We had shopka salad.
The pork, beef, and chicken braid with dill potatoes and cabbage salad was awesome!
We couldn't resist-- lamb with a dill yogurt sauce, salad, and buttery rice.
Words do not do this food justice. It was that good. We plan to go again.... and again... and again.
Just kidding, but I definitely want to go there at least one more time.
Tomorrow morning we will take a 4-5 hour drive to Burgas where Natalie is.
Yay! We are so close!