Travel Blogs from Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Roman amphitheatre, icons and Baba Marta, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Roman amphitheatre, icons and Baba Marta

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... a kashkavalka for lunch. When I went out again I went into the Church of St Konstantin & Elena - the oldest church in Plovdiv. The iconostasis was even more magnificent than the one in the Assumption cathedral.    I went back online at the ...

Balabanov house, the Roman stadium & more, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Balabanov house, the Roman stadium & more

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... ceilings typical of this period. In the courtyard we admired the roses - right now we are in the middle of the rose season in Bulgaria. From there we walked down the road to the Roman stadium remains, popping into one or two antique shops on the way (one ...

More Plovdiv explorations, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

More Plovdiv explorations

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... at our hostel didn't have a printer, but they told me how to get to a place where there was one. Something I've noticed in Bulgaria is that internet cafés are much rarer than they are in Ecuador - this was the first time I'd been to one in Bulgaria. It ...

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 ...

Plovdiv: Start of the March holiday weekend, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv: Start of the March holiday weekend

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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I'm typing this sitting in the wonderfully atmospheric common room at Hostel Old Plovdiv. The wooden ceiling is very high and has intricately carved leaves in the middle; this is a historic house, built in 1868 for a rich, local tobacco merchant. The ...

The only visitors... wherever we go, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The only visitors... wherever we go

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... 8am.  When it hit 9am and we were not in Plodiv, we got worried.  Plodiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria; yet, endless grassy plains stretched out the train window.  Natasha got really paranoid and kept going to the conductor's room ...

Return to Plovdiv - this time with Mum!, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Return to Plovdiv - this time with Mum!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Half term has just started in the UK, so Mum has come to Bulgaria for a week! She's flown into Plovdiv this time, rather than Sofia. I've come to Plovdiv to meet up with her; tomorrow I return with her to Veliko Tarnovo, where we'll stay until next ...

Plovdiv: almost mugged!, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv: almost mugged!

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... day here! Glad I had my wits about me though or I could be black and blue right now. More on that later. Plovdiv is a major city in Bulgaria on the road from Istanbul to Sofia, its capital. Hilly, leafy and most certainly Communist bloc, it didn't ...

Lovely relaxing Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Lovely relaxing Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... a bell strike two. You can't climb up the tower, so I just sat in the sun on a nice smooth rock and gazed out over Plovdiv. I could hear lots of birdsong and it was all very peaceful and lovely. In the distance I could see Nebet Tepe, the hill with the ...

Confessions of a Traveling Movie Nut, The Train...Further Along, Bulgaria travel blog

Confessions of a Traveling Movie Nut

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... hookah. An hour later as the sun began to rise, my fantasy girl Tatiana at my side, we started westwards toward Sofia, Bulgaria. Sleepless but excited, the phantom blonde and I sat looking out the train window; watching for old missile silos the Russians ...

Snow, Marigolds and Popcorn., Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Snow, Marigolds and Popcorn.

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... a dude.  Oh thats right, I hit my 30s and got married.  Sorry, on with the story).  We arrived in Plovdiv and took our time getting into town, the pressure was off given a brand new cycle lane into town.  The tourist office directed ...

Plovdiv to Istanbul, the quiet way in., Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv to Istanbul, the quiet way in.

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... about.  So, decision made.  Tomorrow we will set off on the final 10 days of this leg.  4 more days in Bulgaria and then the careful navigation into Turkey and the very heart of Istanbul.  The rest of the day has been spent ...

Roman Ruins and Fabulous Food, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Roman Ruins and Fabulous Food

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... and the meat is theatrically whisked off the skewer and onto the diners plate. After dinner, the nightclubs were calling again, Plovdiv being noted for its amazing nightlife. Rumour had been floating around the bus that a particular nightclub put ...

Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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ˇ Plovdiv, Bulgaria ˇ GMT +2:00 hours Entry to ...

Old Bulgaria, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Old Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria - The bus from Sofia to Plovdiv only took 2.5 hours. A long walk from the bus station and I found another Hostel Mostel. At the hostel I chatted to a lad on reception, asking him about onward travel to Varna. He gave me a suitable train ...

Amphitheatres, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Amphitheatres

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... one, it was cool. They discovered it whilst they were building the main road. It has been restored and is now used for performances. The old town was good to walk around, and I did have some more wine. That was basically Plovdiv. Sofia, here we ...

Slow Train to Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Slow Train to Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... , green fields.  We stopped briefly at the not so scenic Septembri to change trains to the fast train to Plovdiv, the second biggest city in Bulgaria. The scenery is a bit similar to the South Island of NZ; lots of snow capped mountains and sweeping ...

Sopot and hiking in the Balkans, Sopot, Bulgaria travel blog

Sopot and hiking in the Balkans

A travel blog entry by love1017

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Photos from Sopot and the Balkan mountain range that surrounds the ...

pictures of my trip, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

pictures of my trip

A travel blog entry by tufty200

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Here are the picture from my recent visit to Plovdiv in Bulgaria to see my girlfriend Svetla, we also spent a day in Sofia while I was there. ...

Remnants of the Romans, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Remnants of the Romans

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... night together as a group at the fabulous Hemingway's restaurant. We've had such fantastic and cheap food in all of Romania and Bulgaria and this was definitely one of the best. We all said a big thank you to Andie for her endeavour before heading off to ...

Bulgaria, Plovdiv and Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by lok

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... EU membership on 1.1.2007. An university student that I met at a cafe was concerned about the compatibility issue when Bulgaria gains full membership. I had Bulgarian banitsa - cheese filled pastries - for breakfast in Sofia. There are pizza joints ...

Puddles in Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Puddles in Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by chris.cesca

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May 28th - Belgrade to Plovdiv (Bulgaria) After checking out of the hostel we spent all the Serbian money we had left at the supermarket on breakfast. Walking down to the train station we took a few snaps of the bombed out buildings, the locals must have ...

plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

plovdiv

A travel blog entry by fabien

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the city was great, we slept in an accomodation hold by a very old grammy speaking some french and very funny! she waked up us everymorning with ...

The city of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The city of Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by scottik38

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... second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, with a population of 378,107. It is the administrative centre of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria and three municipalities (Plovdiv, Maritsa and Rodopi), as well as the largest and most important city of ...

from Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

from Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by lionsinbulgaria

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... preparing for competition. We learned so much by just watching! Lunch was there along the shores of the channel and then we returned to Plovdiv for a walking tour of the old town. I must tell you. I MEAN old...600BC. I am writing this from an internet ...

Plodding along to Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plodding along to Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by gadelle

... the showerhead is just up on the bathroom wall, no stall or tub -- just like in Vietnam. I wonder if this is common in Bulgaria, as I haven't seen this anywhere else in Europe, or if it's just a coincidence. At least this bathroom is a little larger, so ...

If the weather holds..., Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

If the weather holds...

A travel blog entry by gadelle

Actually, there was something exciting I forgot to write about yesterday: the elevators! Our hotel room is on the 5th floor, which actually means the 7th floor, owing to the fact that the storey right above the ground level one isn't counted in the ...

The cultural capital of Perv-div, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The cultural capital of Perv-div

A travel blog entry by ivanandvlad

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... hotel, then went off on a walking tour. Even as we walked around for the first 5 minutes we realised that Plovdiv had the best talent of all Bulgaria. Ivan reckons he realised it on the bus trip in when he saw a couple of stunners walking the streets. ...

Makgoha^gc and Tiger Food, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Makgoha^gc and Tiger Food

A travel blog entry by londonpenguin

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... from the 2nd century AD, when the city was known as Philippopolis, named after the father of Alexander the Great. (The name Plovdiv derives from the name Philip.) Plovdiv is, in fact, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe — older than ...

The Day After Tyler Attacks, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The Day After Tyler Attacks

A travel blog entry by trent

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We hit the sights as we decided to head for Istanbul in Turkey tomorrow morning, so our day was filled with lots of walking and lots of photos. We first went to the ancient Thracian citadel, about 7000 years old...it was mostly rubble but it was cool to ...

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