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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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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 ...

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 ...

Another food-based post..., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Another food-based post...

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... but more solid.    To keep on the theme of food, last night I went to a Chinese restaurant for the first time in Bulgaria. I went with Rosie, Fiona and a couple of friends of hers I hadn't met before. I hadn't known there even were any Chinese ...

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 ...

Long-term winter travel - pros and cons, Somewhere over Romania, Egypt travel blog

Long-term winter travel - pros and cons

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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I've had a few questions from readers about the practicalities and logistics of travelling through Arctic conditions and northern winters, and I know I was concerned about the extreme cold before I got there, so in the hope that it's useful for future ...

Back in Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Back in Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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I left the hostel early and walked through near-empty streets to the main bus station. I left too early to get my free breakfast at the hostel, so I had a kashkavalka instead. I had to get a ticket to Veliko Tarnovo from a different bus company than ...

Sofia the no-man land, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia the no-man land

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... , alcohol unimaginably cheap.  It is Saturday night and Sofia supposedly has good night life, but we should get some beauty sleep for tomorrow's trip.  We are visiting the best sightseeing place in Bulgaria: Rila ...

Sofia - A Balkan Oasis, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia - A Balkan Oasis

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... , but I did it anyway. Perhaps because I could. Chapter 2 When trains pass through the rugged border crossing between Bulgaria and Serbia and Montenegro, the Bulgarian border guards meet the train, collect everyone's passport and then walk one kilometre ...

Mystical Rila Monastery, Rila mountains, Bulgaria travel blog

Mystical Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... interesting and not sugar coated which should appeal to many. Catch you next time. TT Great Brands of the World - Bulgaria With a pretty simple message plastered all over the country it's not so surprising that I am now very inclined randomly ...

Entering Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Entering Europe

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... great English, Tanzanians and Kenyans likewise. Things dropped off as we went up through the Middle East and dropped another level in Bulgaria. And we know that very few people over the age of 25 speak any English at all in Slovakia. Having said that, ...

Turkish Reflections, The Train, Bulgaria travel blog

Turkish Reflections

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... of Turkey. There's a big Y on the banknotes and for some reason I started calling them Yentils. On the way to Sofia Bulgaria, I asked Ellen to read a few of my notes. When I finished she asked "Aren't you going to write something nice about ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Sofia at art hostel, jess wenstrom, rila, meeting with nikolay minkov uconomics, abandoned factories and hand labor in fields from train, harvesting hay. Sofia trams. Playing music, walking around the churches and streets, belowground stores, Hostel ...

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