Travel Blogs from Bulgaria

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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 ...

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 ...

Euro development explosion..., Bansko, Bulgaria travel blog

Euro development explosion...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... .  Some of my tourmates went to the Dancing Bear Sanctuary outside of town where many of the Dancing Bears in Bulgaria live after they were rescued from their former lives of bondage and torture.  Apparently, their paws are greased and they ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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

The End of Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The End of Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... leaving before whenever arrived.  Anyway, Transylvania was awesome, not to be missed in Romania. Our train to Sofia in Bulgaria was physically uncomfortable, but quite fun.  We couldn't get a sleeper cabin, so sat in a compartment with three ...

Veliko Turn-over, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Turn-over

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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THIS is it!  This is it!  This is how I pictured Bulgaria to be!  I am infatuated with this magical medieval town, not to mention the amazing place we are staying at.  I am in love. We got in here around noon via a 3 ...

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 ...

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