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

Snow, Marigolds and Popcorn.

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Pulling open the curtains revealed a blanket of snow.  It really was snowing!  We had arrived yesterday absolutely soaked through and the surroundings had been hidden by the driving rain.  Now we were high up on a mountain with snowflakes ...

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 ...

Freezıng, Kostenets, Bulgaria travel blog

Freezıng

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... Mostel from our room, but worth it - loads too eat and coffee. Spotted that the guy sitting next to us had the map of Bulgaria we had spent ages looking for and it turned out he and his girlfriend had also cycled here from England and were on their ...

Short but sweeet (blog), Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Short but sweeet (blog)

A travel blog entry by martyt

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Bulgaria was sadly the country we stayed in the shortest but happened to be the cheapest - £3.50 for 3 beers, 3 hot chocolates and 3 soft drinks. Though, despite of the cheap prices, it was in much better shape than Romania. Before our night spent near ...

Roman Ruins and Fabulous Food, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Roman Ruins and Fabulous Food

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Plovdiv, our last city before Istanbul and the end of this busabout trip, looked charming as we went out for an orientation walk. The soft late afternoon light filtered through onto the cobblestone streets, surrounded by restored 3 to 4 story ...

New Friends, Veliko Tarenova, Bulgaria travel blog

New Friends

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We had to leave. As much as Romania was nice, Bulgaria was calling. We had four hours before our train left, so we spent the last of our money on a Sprite from McDonalds !!!!! The time arrived, we finished off our Sprite and jumped into our carriage, ...

Borders, At the border, Bulgaria travel blog

Borders

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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It is great being British sometimes. If › was not British, the guards would have been through our bags as if there was no tomorrow, but as we are British, they just smile and tell us to have a nice day ...

Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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

Churches and monasteries around Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria travel blog

Churches and monasteries around Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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Since we maximized our time yesterday in Veliko Tarnovo, we decided to venture to a nearby village called Arbanasi.  Its proximity (3km) may tempt you to hike, but the road is rather narrow and dangerous.  We took a cab in front of the ...

72 miles. Ouch - long day of hills, Karnobat, Bulgaria travel blog

72 miles. Ouch - long day of hills

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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We left the castle (!) and headed out on quiet country roads back up into more hills.  It was seriously hot and waterproofs were quickly removed.  15 miles was beautiful, up and down through fields with shepherds doing what shepherds do.  ...

Now This Is Travelling.., Somewhere (Who Cares) in Bulgaria, Bulgaria travel blog

Now This Is Travelling..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... he'll appear in future editions. So, if you ever need to get from Romania to Istanbul and don't want to stop in Bulgaria we can highly recommend the soft sleeper from Bucharest, truly a restful way of travelling. Perhaps we could one day afford the ...

Bognor Regis, or is it Burgas?, Burgas, Bulgaria travel blog

Bognor Regis, or is it Burgas?

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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The 73 miles of yesterday required a late start.  It was hard to leave the very plush hotel but it was time to move on, I crashed over a big metal bin in the foyet with one of the panniers on the way out just to announce our departure, extremely ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria.† It has a long history of turmoil as many Central European†countries do.† It was heavily†influenced by centuries of Turkish rule while the last major and lasting†controlling force was the Soviet Union before things ...

Old Bulgaria, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Old Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... on reception, asking him about onward travel to Varna. He gave me a suitable train time the following day and then I asked about the Bulgaria v England game. He didn't care. He said watching his country was no longer worth it. 'Not like in 94' I said. ...

Sofia Grows On Us, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia Grows On Us

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Woke up at 10 and realised we were going to miss the Hostel's free 'all you can eat' breakfast. Decided to not worry and take on that challenge tomorrow before cycling. Instead went out for a wander, on the search for breakfast and a pharmacy as I woke ...

Sweet Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sweet Sofia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... I haven't known a day where I haven't been drunk or high, what about you?" She replies, "Um yes, almost everyday!". Welcome to Bulgaria. This is what I'm putting up with in my hostel. A great hostel! Free dinner and breakfast. They sit you down with a ...

Terrible journey from Budapest to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Terrible journey from Budapest to Sofia

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... , we wait it out, and whatever wrecked and blocked the road eventually got out of the way, and we made it to Bulgaria, and eventually Sofia. I hungrily devoured some 10 am late dinner McDonald's, got directions to my hostel, and have now spent a very ...

A quick an quiet sojourn in the land of ..., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

A quick an quiet sojourn in the land of ...

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... interesting Bulgarian beer and the view from the balcony at the back of the place is fantastic, overlooking the valley. Northern Bulgaria is fantastic, but public transport is something of a mission of changing here and there. Always Cyrillic fun. In ...

Shipka Pass, Dryanovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Shipka Pass

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Today was one of the most rewarding rides we have done thus far.  We left our room in the spa town of Pavel Banya not at all unhappy that the 4 star hotel had been booked out.  Instead we found the perfect breakfast.  A little bakery had ...

Black Beauty, Tsarevo, Bulgaria travel blog

Black Beauty

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Today we saw the better sıde of the Black Sea coastlıne.  Burgas had a certaın charm but the grubby rıde out remınded us why we wanted to get away from ıt agaın.  Before leavıng we had a very good ...

Hot Chocolate (??)  and Pot Plants, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Hot Chocolate (??) and Pot Plants

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... of our Serbian money on food to fortify us for 5 more hours non-stop cycling. Didn't have any problems getting into Bulgaria, a brief glance at our passport and we sailed through. Over the border and through a deep valley, the scenery immediately changed ...

The smell of the Black Sea, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

The smell of the Black Sea

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... bottom corner. Gingerman stands up and applauds, England are 1-0 up. I am in the centre of Varna city centre, watching Bulgaria v England via a grandstand for a 5 a side tournament that was being held over the weekend. The city put on two big screens to ...

Veliko Tarnovo wipes Sofia off the map, Omurtag, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo wipes Sofia off the map

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... the main road, already sweaty so first clothes change of the day required, and set off for Veliko Tarnovo, the old capital of Bulgaria.  The guidebook had billed it as Bulgaria's prettiest city and it did not dissappoint.  Had we not been on a ...

First case of Bed Bugs!!!!! Aaaaaah!, Pavel Banya, Bulgaria travel blog

First case of Bed Bugs!!!!! Aaaaaah!

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Dragged ourselves out of bed to leave at 9. Lovely to start in the brilliant sunshine after the rain/snow of our previous few days. Had traditional Bulgarian breakfast of cheese pastries from the bakery and a coffee from hole in the wall, sitting in the ...

Dancing Up A Storm In Sofia., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Dancing Up A Storm In Sofia.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... more we laughed and the more the other guard frowned at him! It was such a hoot.    Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is lovely! Beautiful old buildings surrounded by green parks, statues and fountains, are at the foot of a large Mt. ...

More Monasteries, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

More Monasteries

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... had a day trip to the Rila mountains. We were going there as we wanted to see the Monastery there. It is very famous here in Bulgaria and it has frescoes all over it. We booked a day trip through another hostel as we did not want to stay there and we did ...

Turkish Delight, Bulgaria and Turkey, Turkey travel blog

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... to trash which was littered all over the grass and tracks that were zipping by. "No, not like this." "Mmmm... " he answered "Bulgaria, no money" Nicoli was a crop duster on his way to the Sudan. This much i could get out of him but sign ...

Amphitheatres, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Amphitheatres

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Woke up this morning, from the strangest dream I was in the biggest army that the world has ever seen We were marching as one On the road to the holly grail Sadly, we said goodbye to Simon and Martina. I now only have Lucy to drink Bulgarian wine ...

Sofia as well as I can remember it..., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia as well as I can remember it...

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... it is the number of days until Bulgaria will (probably) join the European Union. EU dynamics are extremely important and interesting in Bulgaria and Turkey, and the importance to citizens is immeasurable. Day 3 was spent trying to get to the top of a ...

Sofia In A Day, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia In A Day

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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We had exactly one day to check out Sofia due to Dave and Natasha's schedule.   Looking at a general overview of the place we did not expect much since the city itself is not highly recommended.  Nevertheless, we set ...

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