The last 2 weeks have been truly amazing, my friend Alisa came to visit us in Sunny Beach over her summer holidays. I met Alisa about 10 years ago (back in my rave days) through our ex boyfriends and we became very close, she basically lived at my house at the time. A few years back she decided to move to Asia to become an English teacher and so I only got to see her every few years when she’d come home for short visits.
Wonderful Alisa flew from her home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul, Turkey (10 1/2 hour flight) and stayed in Istanbul for 2 days visiting as much as she could before hoping on a bus to Bulgaria. Apparently the bus ride up was a nightmare; no one was helpful, nobody could guarantee dropping her off where she wanted and worst of all, the bus didn’t have washrooms! 2 hours pass when we had been expecting her, we received a slightly panicked/stressed phone call from Alisa who got dropped off on the side of the highway at the complete opposite side of our town. We immediately woke up the neighbors, got them to shuffle their cars which were blocking our van and drove to her rescue with ice cold Bulgarian beers at hand. Crisis over!
Highlights (part 1):
We started off the visit with an obligatory pub crawl around Sunny Beach familiarizing Alisa with our daily routine and the sights, sounds and smells of our habitat. Things got crazy, pink shooters were involved and many Tylenols were consumed the following morning.
One day we got a knock on our door and it was our Russian neighbor inviting us to take part of a play put on by the adults for all the children in the building. Matt was the Dj for the event while Alisa and I got dolled up as mermaids and performed several dances for the kids.