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Waterfalls, Hotnitsa, Bulgaria travel blog

Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... when I found out about it too) but the first part of it was a car boot sale! Not the kind of thing I expected to find in Bulgaria. It was in a field next to a farm; I saw sheep being herded into the field behind us and a harnessed (but not saddled) donkey ...

Veliko Tarnovo - what a wonderful place!, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo - what a wonderful place!

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I've arrived and been settled into my new flat. The journey was smooth, just over three hours, and the scenery was fantastic - for a decent proportion of the time, I could see forested mountains disappearing into the distance far as I could see. It ...

Boxing Day, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Boxing Day

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... icon of St George & the Dragon. The latter was something I'd been thinking of buying for myself ever since I arrived in Bulgaria (St George is popular here, so his image often appears in icons). The shop was small, but still managed to have two ...

Typical day for me in Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Typical day for me in Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... to eat in front of the computer at work. I save one of the rolls and about half of the sweet things for later. Bulgaria seems to have quite a large collection of different types of cheesy rolls. Some with yellow cheese on top (kashkavalki), or ...

Mum's here in VT, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Mum's here in VT

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... As soon as I got there I realised that I had arrived an hour too early... I hadn't realised that the clocks went back in Bulgaria! Oh well.... time passed quite quickly just waiting for Mum's arrival.   Once she had arrived we did what I'd done when ...

Mum returns to the UK, I stay on in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Mum returns to the UK, I stay on in Sofia

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... for weeks or even months! Budapest was already on my priority-to-visit list. I'm definitely going to visit after I finish in Bulgaria next summer.   A couple of jobs needed doing after that; topping up my Bulgarian phone at a Vivacom shop and getting ...

Back to Sofia - Dave arrives for Christmas, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Back to Sofia - Dave arrives for Christmas

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... of fir tree, branches from another type of tree (which I think it traditionally brought inside the house at Christmas in Bulgaria) and other branches which had ribbons, stringed popcorn, (I think) sheep's wool, and other decorations attached. I think ...

I've found a place to play pool in VT, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

I've found a place to play pool in VT

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... opened again after being closed for the summer; I really liked the atmosphere there and I saw Malibu on offer for the first time in Bulgaria. After playing pool and darts at the other place, we carried on to a club where we danced for an hour until 2 ...

Lunch in the countryside, Mindya, Bulgaria travel blog

Lunch in the countryside

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I'd only been back in Veliko Tarnovo for an hour or so before I went out again, this time with a group of colleagues to the village of Mindya. We'd been invited to lunch by our colleague M and her partner T. They absolutely plied us with delicious food, ...

28 Days Later, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

28 Days Later

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... The cops come to our compartment, ask the two old dears who had been crossing themselves for the last ten minutes where they're from... "Bulgaria" they say in unison. "OK", the guy says.... Then to me. "British", say I. "WHAT?" "Er, English?" "OK" ...

An absolutely fantastic experience today!, Arbanasi, Bulgaria travel blog

An absolutely fantastic experience today!

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... VT, so there are some lovely views. It's so handily placed in regards to VT, I can tell I will go back many times before I leave Bulgaria next summer! In the evening, back in VT, I went out for a snack and a drink or two with most of the other teachers. ...

Christmas Day, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Christmas Day

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... Meanings of our Favourite Dishes' by Albert Jack and Kate got me 'King Harald's Saga'. I will keep all of these with me in Bulgaria to read after Christmas, rather than take them back to the UK on Saturday!  Before we had tea we played a game of ...

Advent parcel, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Advent parcel

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I got a lovely surprise today when I took a collection slip to the post office and collected a parcel from Kate - an Advent calendar and some sweets and chocolate were inside! This is what I got; Advent calendar Angel Delight - strawberry Angel Delight - ...

Thracian treasure troves, colourful Orthodoxy..., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Thracian treasure troves, colourful Orthodoxy...

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... restaurant was pretty touristy but there were Bulgarian groups there too. Its menu consisted of recipes taken from every monastery in Bulgaria and consisted of a great many funny English mistakes.   Back at the hotel we watched an episode of 'Who Do ...

How We Ended Up In A Sofia Strip Club Is......, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

How We Ended Up In A Sofia Strip Club Is......

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"You are so fucking money and you don't even know it. You're like a bear with these big fucking claws and the ladies are like bunny rabbits, and you're looking at your claws and you're thinking, how can I kill this bunny with these claws?" Swingers ...

Monument to the Assen Dynasty, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Monument to the Assen Dynasty

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... thing just for me, even if maybe other visitors would come in after me. I will definitely go inside the place before I leave Bulgaria, however.  So instead of going inside the museum, I continued walking, taking more photos as I went. Soon I came ...

Arrival in Veliko Tarnovo for Christmas, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Arrival in Veliko Tarnovo for Christmas

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Breakfast at Hostel Mostel was very good - Bulgarian yoghurt ('kiselo mlyako'), Bulgarian feta cheese ('cirene'), boiled eggs, olives, salad items, scrambled eggs, sliced apple, sliced kiwi fruit, waffles, jam, chocolate spread, cereal, milk, juice, tea ...

Settling in, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Settling in

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I've had a lovely few days here since my arrival on Monday. The sun has shone, I've had a lovely wander round the town and I still cannot get over how amazing the view is from my bedroom and kitchen windows!   I've tried 'Tarator' for the first of ...

Sofia and Rila Monastery, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia and Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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A bus and cab ride later we were in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. The weather had turned horrible and cold again so we had to pull out the gortex. There were no Bulgarian grannies to meet us at the bus station so we had to find a hostel. Our first dorm ...

From Grey to Green., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

From Grey to Green.

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in Southern Oregon. Of course the occasional horse-drawn cart trotting down the shoulder of the highway would punctuate that Bulgaria isn't Oregon. Unfortunately for Katie, she missed a few of the beautiful views since she was entranced watching "Pretty ...

Arrival, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Arrival

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Everything went smoothly on arrival in Sofia, apart from a few minutes of what-is-going-on confusion at the bus station, when the right bus hung around for a few minutes, didn't allow anyone on and then drove away, leaving me and everyone else waiting ...

Into Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Into Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: So after an interesting (and surprisingly relaxing) fourteen hour train ride we arrived today in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Having a private sleeping car makes riding the rails quite pleasant! It was sort of a strange coincidence that ...

Sites, sun and mojitos, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sites, sun and mojitos

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Took a cushy bus to Sofia today...walked through the construction site in the hotel lobby to our triple room, battling dust and other musty smells, had lunch at Micky d's...saw 3 historical churches including one from Roman times, the ...

Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnono, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo

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Varna, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Varna

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Walk this morning, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Walk this morning

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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It's beautifully sunny today and my Saturday class - my last class before the Christmas holidays - was cancelled, so I decided to go on a nice walk down to the river. I explored cobbled streets, walking past picturesque houses and churches, a man roped ...

Not too much happening in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Not too much happening in Sofia

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3 weeks of catching up over coffees and beers. A lot of coffees and a lot of beers. That was ...

The oldest city in Europe..., Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The oldest city in Europe...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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According to historians, Plovdiv is one of the oldes towns in Europe...even older than Rome, Athens and Constantinople (Istanbul).  Tomorrow will see most of the sites before jumping onto an overnight train to Istanbul....including another Roman ...

The sun is out..., Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

The sun is out...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... on a fairly new train from Bucharest to Veliko Turnovo, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarnovo) the former capital of Bulgaria, was uneventful save a few delays at the border stops. Staying in a few pensions hugging the rocks of the hillside of ...

Christmas Eve, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Christmas Eve

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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On Christmas Eve morning Dave and I walked to the fruit & vegetable market and the supermarket below it. The stalls had a heavy emphasis on what is in season - they were filled with squashes, swedes, beets, onions, potatoes, cabbages, nuts and apples ...

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