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... hope Vlad has more luck than in previous years in collecting all the fees due.
Looking forward to going over again and maybe even meeting up with some of you. ( Paula i see we over lap by a few days so look forward to meeting up at last. You are there first so that means you have to get the wine on Ice, )
Look forward to hearing from you either by email or via this blog.
... sat in the sun on a nice smooth rock and gazed out over Plovdiv. I could hear lots of birdsong and it was all very peaceful and lovely. In the distance I could see Nebet Tepe, the hill with the fortress remains on it. I walked round the terrace for a bit before going back down.
At the foot of the hill I walked into a restaurant recommended in my guidebook (thinking that I'd have a big, late lunch and then just have a snack for dinner) but then walked straight ...
After we left the monastery we retraced our steps and stopped at Asenovgrad Fortress, which perches dramatically in the mountains about 2km from the town. The only wholly preserved building in the fortress complex is a tiny church which nevertheless has two floors. It has fragments of murals on the walls. It looked like a working church, not just a museum one; there were chairs in rows, a wooden stand with bibles and ...
... been restored and is a pretty impressive sight, especially when the white marble seats gleam in the sun. It was built in Philippopolis (the Roman city where Plovdiv is now) between 114-117 AD during the reign of Emperor Trajan, could seat 6000 spectators and was used for gladiator fights and poetry and music competitions as well as theatrical performances. It was also used as the seat of the Thracian Provincial Assembly.
It was 5 leva to get ...
As we got to the border there were signs for Greece. I was dreading Bulgarian border police as to whether they would search everything again, and then be searched again on the Turkish side.
Since this is a big international crossing that goes back to prehistory it was much better organized. To exit Bulgaria we all had to get off the bus and go to ...