Travel Blogs from Bulgaria

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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

... 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

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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, ...

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

An absolutely fantastic experience today!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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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. ...

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

Thracian treasure troves, colourful Orthodoxy...

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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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 ...

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 ...

Settling in, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Settling in

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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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 ...

Arrival, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Arrival

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Cafes of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Cafes of Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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I wouldn't have thought to tack Bulgaria onto a trip to Europe, but my friend Alex, who I met in the Peace Corps, provided the perfect excuse. She's been living in Sofia for the past year, teaching English, working for USAID, and getting a basic grasp 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 ...

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 ...

Back in Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Back in Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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 ...

Short and sweet., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Short and sweet.

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... see while walking around the city so the next day I went to the bus station with a plan to try a smaller town in Bulgaria called Sandanski. I walked into the bus station and the first ticket booth I saw had Istanbul written all over it and it was calling ...

Kopristasta, Kopristasta, Bulgaria travel blog

Kopristasta

A travel blog entry by jag

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... a taxi, train, bus, train, bus and walk to finally get to our home-stay. Koprivshtitsa felt like the true heart of Bulgaria with the small village nestled in the Sredna Gora Mountains. The town itself was a mix of cobblestone streets, red-tile houses, ...

Cafes of Bulgaria, Part II, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Cafes of Bulgaria, Part II

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... . The path along the river was covered with plastic bottles, trash bags, bits of paper, etc. Like so many other countries, Bulgaria seems to have adopted the consumerist ways of the West before it could develop appropriate ways of dealing with the ...

Veliko Taranova, Veliko Taranova, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Taranova

A travel blog entry by jag

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Veliko Tarnovo was a much larger town than I had imagined but it was nonetheless set in an astonishing location. The U-shaped winding cliffs around the Yantra River lock in the Aveta Gora Park across the footbridge. The town itself dramatically starts at ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by jag

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We headed from Istanbul into Bulgaria which was a bit of an unknown destination as we hadn't meet too many people who had ventured into this country and again once we arrived in Sofia there was next to no tourists about. We had definitely also turned a ...

Rilla Monastry, Rilla Monastry, Bulgaria travel blog

Rilla Monastry

A travel blog entry by jag

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This place was so relaxing and stunning and well worth the 120km drive south of Sofia. Rila is a tiny place, with a main centrepiece of the Monastery nestled amongst the Rila Mountains. Inside the stone monastery unfolded an irregular cobblestone pathed ...

Hannah's Birthday!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Hannah's Birthday!

A travel blog entry by hrtravellers

... spend a birthday, although, I told Hannah that we have spend other birthdays doing far less than waiting in a train station in Bulgaria.  She soon agreed and we started to enjoy our cafe experience.  Luckily, this cafe -as most places in ...

Slow Train to Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Slow Train to Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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Today we took Thomas the Tank Engine and slowly choo chooed across the beautiful countryside of Southern Bulgaria, past mountains, and green, green fields.  We stopped briefly at the not so scenic Septembri to change trains to the fast train to ...

Black sea!, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Black sea!

A travel blog entry by papayaprincess

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Our last city before Istanbul!  Varna, on the Black sea coast of Bulgaria... Because our hostel was so sweet, we ended up spending an extra night here...the hostel staff helped us around town and to get our laundry done...they had a barbecue for us ...

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