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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 ...

Dryanovo Gorge & Monastery, Dryanovo Gorge, Bulgaria travel blog

Dryanovo Gorge & Monastery

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... straight off to the monastery. It is dramatically set in Dryanovo Gorge - apparently most of the monasteries in Bulgaria were deliberately built in geographically dramatic places. The monastery was quite small but extremely beautiful inside. Every church ...

Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnono, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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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

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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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 ...

afternoon/evening in Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

afternoon/evening in Hostel Mostel

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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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 ...

Happy birthday, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Happy birthday

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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After a lie-in and breakfast, we had a really lovely video chat with Mum. During the chat we opened our presents  - amongst other things, I got some fascinating-looking books which I can't wait to read; Alexander von Humboldt's 'Personal Narrative ...

Detour, Shumen, Bulgaria travel blog

Detour

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... in Lille. They`d both been to Oz so had no trouble understanding our sense of humour and slang! The train crossed over into Bulgaria and stopped at a place called Ruse. The weather did the turn around and pissed down. The romanians with all the bags ...

Going to the Rugby World Cup next year! :-), Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Going to the Rugby World Cup next year! :-)

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Dave and I have managed to get tickets to see Argentina vs. Namibia at the Rugby World Cup next year! I'm so happy! It will be in Leicester, a city I've never been to before, on Sunday 11th October 2015. I have a feeling that this will be quite a quick ...

Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Veliko Tarnovo When we finally arrived in Veliko centre, Simon was marked by an old lady who had numerous rooms in a block of flats on the hill and a really annoyingly squeaky voice. The view was great, but I've seen better bathrooms! We were all ...

Wedding in Varna, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Wedding in Varna

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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My beautifull cousin Anna tied the knot with Boris in a folk ceremony in Varna, the summer  capital of Bulgaria. It was a propper wedding! I was the made of honor and as such (without prior notice) was asked to participate in the enterntainment ...

SNOW!!!  - Long journey to Sofia though!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

SNOW!!! - Long journey to Sofia though!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Next week is half term for many schools in the UK; with that in mind, Mum is coming to visit for a few days and arrives at Sofia Airport tomorrow. I went to Sofia today so I could stay the night and not have to travel on the day itself.  I had my ...

The Istanbul Islands, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Istanbul Islands

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Phin and I wake up leisurely and head over to pick up Debra and Kim at their hotel.  After realizing why they woke up covered in glitter, we all head down to the harbor to catch a ferry to the neighboring island of Heybeliada.  A brief, yet ...

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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... briefly the day before. Set up in the street were lots of stalls selling martenitsas. 1st March is called Baba Marta Day in Bulgaria; the mythical figure of Baba Marta ('Granny March') brings with her the end of the cold of winter and the beginning of ...

National Revival Day, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

National Revival Day

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... to the outside wall.   The Ethnographical Museum was interesting, just as I thought it would be. I didn't know that Bulgaria was a major silk producer in Ottoman times, after silkworms were introduced to Byzantium from China. It didn't say exactly ...

Rila Monastery, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria travel blog

Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... eventually led us to the monastery!  Because today was Sunday (or because this is such a big destination), half of Bulgaria's population was visiting the monastery.  The frescoes were from 19th C and were indeed impressive.  I was admiring ...

Bulgarian Independence Day and more, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgarian Independence Day and more

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... Mother Bulgaria Square, right in the centre of Veliko Tarnovo. There was a short wreath-laying ceremony at the Mother Bulgaria statue (which is a war memorial) and then a military parade. This included soldiers firing blanks, something I wasn't expecting ...

Mum in Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Mum in Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... going out to a restaurant called Hadji Nikoli. This is the same place that we teachers got taken out to in my first week in Bulgaria. On that occasion we'd eaten in the courtyard, but now due to the cold we ate inside. A pianist kept us and the other ...

Veliko Tarnovo: ancient fortress capital, Valiko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo: ancient fortress capital

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... sate my religious fervour however so off I went to the neighbouring town of Arbanassi, to what Lonely Planet calls 'one of Bulgaria's most interesting churches'. Set like a barn on a gentle slope of grass and spring flowers, it has a deliberately low ...

Plovdiv: almost mugged!, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv: almost mugged!

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the Med to my final destination - the UK. Outside it's pouring rain and I'm back in a land of Cyrillics again - this time Bulgaria - already a world away from the aridity of the Middle East. I must admit that it has been good to get out of Turkey ...

Travelling through Romania & Bulgaria, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Travelling through Romania & Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... sad to think about all the people who had been killed in 1989. After nearly 2 weeks in Romania we crossed the border into Bulgaria and had an interesting 5 days in Veliko Tarnovo, the old capital. Vinnie, Paul and I stayed in a great little hostel run ...

Back in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Back in Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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I managed to doze off for a while on the plane but still felt very sleep-deprived on arrival in Sofia. The taxi journey to the central bus station was uneventful and this time I had no problems getting a ticket for the next bus to Veliko ...

Chapter 48: Entering Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Chapter 48: Entering Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... Go Europe 2003" (not ideal, but useful for places that won't warrant individual guidebook purchases), and bought a bus ticket to Sofia, Bulgaria for the next morning. The bus trip yesterday was long (9 hours) and dull, and it was broken up only by ...

Lovely relaxing Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Lovely relaxing Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Once I'd got back to Plovdiv from Asenovgrad Fortress I checked my email at the hostel before going out again. I went back into the St Konstantin & Elena church briefly, because I noticed they'd opened the main entrance which had been closed the day ...

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