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Rila Monastery, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria travel blog

Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... to go out to a Bulgarian Chinese restaurant for dinner. I had good expectations because the one Chinese restaurant I'd been to in Bulgaria before, in Veliko Tarnovo, was excellent. However, the food at this place didn't quite reach the same standard. It ...

The Stone Forest (Pobiti Kamani), The Stone Forest, Bulgaria travel blog

The Stone Forest (Pobiti Kamani)

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This morning we went on an excursion to a wonderful set of geological formations about 18km from Varna; Pobiti Kamani, the Stone Forest. My sister Kate visited it a week ago and went into ecstasies about it, so we simply had to go too. It was just as ...

Frescoes, baklava and more strawberries, Arbanasi, Bulgaria travel blog

Frescoes, baklava and more strawberries

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Going to Arbanasi today was a priority for Mum, as she was really keen to see it and we hadn't managed to go there when she visited me last October. We arrived at about 9 o'clock because the weather forecast had predicted sunshine in the morning but then ...

Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnono, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo

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Varna, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Varna

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Only a brief visit to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Only a brief visit to Sofia

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Dave's flight left Sofia at 21.55 last night, so on arrival at the central bus station we took a taxi straight to the airport from there. I say 'straight' but we actually had a bit of time to kill, so we had some dinner at the main café first. Pizza and ...

Walk this morning, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Walk this morning

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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 ...

Visitors!, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Visitors!

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... some visitors - my sister Emma and brother-in-law Mark! They'll be staying with me until Monday morning. They actually arrived in Bulgaria at the beginning of the week, but were in Sofia until today. I met them at the bus station at 16.30 ...

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

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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

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Plovdiv: Start of the March holiday weekend, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv: Start of the March holiday weekend

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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 Valley of the Roses, Kazanluk, Bulgaria travel blog

The Valley of the Roses

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... we descended into the Valley of the Roses. Right now we are in the middle of the rose season, which is a big deal here; Bulgaria makes about 60% of the world's rose oil, plus smaller amounts of other rose products like rosewater, soap, hand cream, liqueur ...

The only visitors... wherever we go, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The only visitors... wherever we go

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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 ...

Dave arrives - the Black Sea beckons!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Dave arrives - the Black Sea beckons!

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Dave was due to arrive late this evening - he's going to be with me for the coming week. Through a combination of school holiday, national public holidays, my usual days off and two days of booked holiday, including yesterday and Thursday I have a total ...

Happy birthday, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Happy birthday

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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! :-)

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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

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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

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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!

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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 ...

Lunch with a view, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Lunch with a view

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I was teaching in the morning and I thought Mum was going back to the fruit & vegetable market while I was gone, but when I arrived back I found her just finishing off deep cleaning my bathroom! She hadn't gone to the market after all. (I had cleaned ...

Nice week so far, about to get even better..., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Nice week so far, about to get even better...

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I must say that my Black Sea holiday has done me good. It's been so nice, waking up in the morning and not feeling at all tired! Usually I wake up feeling a bit tired even on my days off. This evening I went out for dinner at Malkia Inter, a restaurant/ ...

The Istanbul Islands, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Istanbul Islands

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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 ...

Strawberry and cherry season is upon us!, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Strawberry and cherry season is upon us!

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So late afternoon yesterday we arrived in Veliko Tarnovo after an uneventful bus journey. We had dinner at the Lucky Man and straight after that we were lucky enough to get a great view of the Sound and Light Show with the accompanying soundtrack.  ...

Basarbovo Rock Monastery, Basarbovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Basarbovo Rock Monastery

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After Ivanovo, Basarbovo Monastery also proved to be a very interesting and picturesque destination. This monastery grounds were quite small, with a white cliff on the left hand side and a narrow road next to a river on the right. Hewn into the white ...

Return to Plovdiv - this time with Mum!, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Return to Plovdiv - this time with Mum!

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Half term has just started in the UK, so Mum has come to Bulgaria for a week! She's flown into Plovdiv this time, rather than Sofia. I've come to Plovdiv to meet up with her; tomorrow I return with her to Veliko Tarnovo, where we'll stay until next ...

Roman amphitheatre, icons and Baba Marta, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Roman amphitheatre, icons and Baba Marta

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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 ...

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