Belvedere Holiday Club
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... and they can stay in dormitories. We, however, have the luxury rooms. And by "luxury" I mean "Spartan." There are ten Orthodox monks who live here, including an archbishop, and there is a volunteer staff of around 40 who help with the landscaping and other such stuff. The place is beautiful and right now, as I'm typing this, all I can really hear is the river flowing beneath my window.
We had a brief tour of the frescoes on the outside of the church, and ...
... The border is the river and the bridge was down to one lane so that was the cause of the backlog. After a couple of hours of waiting we slowly moved forward and the border itself was no problem. We were stamped in and out at the same office. We stopped in the border town of Ruse for some money, a SIM card and some lunch. Big pieces of pizza for $2 Bulgarian lev, about $1.60 Aus .
We drove on to Veliko Tarnovo ...
... of the communists leader during communist era. It was lavish by todays standard let alone 1970-80's when it was built. I suspect not too many Bulgarians got the chance to have a cup of tea here.
The Museum has exhibits more than 6000 years old from various bronze and iron ages. Modern civilisation has its roots in the region. Bulgaria has been sandwiched between East and West ideology which has lead to ...
Today we visited a gorgeous, serene monastery in the lush mountains of Bulgaria. It was so nice to be in nature after spending an entire month just in cities. In addition to the great landscape surrounding the monastery, the architecture and decor of the structures was ...
... bells ring for so long. They went on for over 20 minutes!
Towards the end of the long ring, I met with my tour group (V travel). They had 2 different vans to take us since we didn't fit in one. The van was comfy and clean, although I wish the driver didn't keep sticking his head in while he was outside on smoke break. That kind of defeats the purpose of stepping outside.
We rode to Rila Monastery through very green forest and farmland, with only ...