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... They were built during the 1800's when the area was well known as a producer of fine materials and laces.
In the afternoon we visited Rila monastery. It was a lovely drive off the main road and through some little villages and then up a valley. It's still a working monastery and is the largest in Bulgaria. It's been there since 1335 and was nearly destroyed by fire in the early 1800's so most of the ...
... and the undersides of the verandah that ran around three sides were absolutely covered in very brightly coloured and detailed religious scenes. It was utterly gobsmacking! The inside was lovely too, covered in murals and icons without an inch of undecorated wall. It was gloomier here, with the main light coming from a few candelabras and the many candles lit in front of the most richly decorated end. I bought and lit a candle of my own.
After wandering around ...
Up and off to a good start to get away early however It was today Owen decided to clean and service the whole front half of the van so after the windscreen was washed, inside and out, the dashboard was wiped, floor swept and any other manner of tasks were completed under the hood, before the battery was attempted to be put back in (which was a slow process in it self). Midday rolled around and we finally departed camp. An easy 1 hour 40 mins was set ...
... I am already thinking of Sunday night dinner, trying to put this trip in the rearview mirror [but not first without a couple more WHS's].
Daniela mentioned about 'those of you who want' to traipse around Philippi. Who wouldn't? Apparently Red and the Mouse might not want to [but did]. We have a site guide and do the museum on our own.
It was a long haul uphill inland but we were at Philippi shortly after 0820. There was a bit of uncertainty with ...
... the hotel around 1 and you know what that means...nana nap time! So after some serious snoozing, we got up around 2 and wandered around the village of Bansko, heading down some lovely little alleyways and spent the rest of the day just chillling out in local bars and cafés, drinking beer and coffee and relaxing and catching up on our photos and blog time.
It was really great to have a nice chill-out day in the ...