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In my childhood the beach of Saint Constantine and Helena has been my favourite beach. Its soft golden sand, the turquise water with no waves at all have made it the perfect place to take your family for a day out. My dad did this quite often.
This was before, some 40 years ago.
Than the regime came, the ruling communist party take decision to start developing tourism there. Hotels were built in the forest near the beach, car-parks, restaurants, bars, sewer plant, biggest casino in Bulgaria.
This was some 25 years ago.
Then the regime fell down and the chaos came ...
Hotels were built everywhere, even ON THE BEACH, replacing the sand with concrete, making it smaller and smaller. Parasols are everywhere nomatter by law at least 20% of each beach must be for free use. In the shalow waters the risk to be hit by crazy jet-rider, water skier, falling parachute or just high-speed rubber banana is getting higher and higher.
This is now. Nothing has left from this romantic beach of my memories. I suppose that's called PROGRESS, but what will be 20 years later? What will our grandchildren keep in their memories?
Cheers and have a careless weekend
Ben

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