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... has been selected as a European City of Culture for 2019. Money will be given to Plovdiv by the European Council and the national government, which will allow the city to pay artists to come here and perform and work in 2019. I'm hoping they'll use some of that money to fix the sidewalks. They're all made of various sorts of cobblestones, but there are potholes and missing stones everywhere. It's hard to walk with your head up.
We walked into the pedestrianized ...
... red just tasted like alcohol to me. There was also bread, prosciutto and cheese, which was really, really tasty. Things got quite convivial. Our driver isn't allowed to drink a drop when he's on duty, so the winery gave him the tasting bottles that were still partly full.
We arrived in Plovdiv around 7:15. We are the Trimontium, which is currently owned by Ramada. It's a huge hotel with grand landings, though it looks a bit like an old lady who has gone ...
... arrive a little too late and the museum is now closed. Unlike the rest of Bulgaria the attractions here do not extend their hours in the summer for tourists even though this is a prime tourist destination.
My final stop is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. Built in the the massive building rises over the Greek old town and dominates the landscape.
I now understand why all of the locals told me not to waste ...
... the homes with manicured lawns and security cameras belonging to whoever it is that's rich in Varna. An online search revealed no existing evidence of the Crimean War camp occupied by English and French troops in 1854 as the jumping off point for their abortive invasion of Russia at Balaclava and Sevastopol. Not entirely surprising, as they were fighting on the side of the Turks who were still occupying Bulgaria at the time. Apparently, a town nearby erected a monument ...
A week long holiday in recognition of the Christian holiday of Christmas
found me traveling between the old capital of Bulgaria ( Veliko
Tarnovo) and the new capital ( Sofia ). Both
holidays were observed in true Bulgarian fashion... Starting with a
Christmas banquet for the teachers at my school. Which was a fabulous ...