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... wasn't going to be until late afternoon, there was bound to be something going on in the main pedestrian street in the morning anyway.
So this morning I walked around town looking for signs of celebrations, but I didn't see any apart from one or two Bulgarian flag stalls setting up next to the martenitsa stalls. Although disappointed on the celebrations front, I still had a very pleasant walk. It was a lovely sunny day, I ...
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday I decided to throw a pancake party at my flat, but because the day itself was a work night and some of my colleagues were working until 21.30, I simply tested the recipe for myself that evening and saved the party for today.
Though I say so myself, I think it was a success! There were ten of us altogether. My pancakes ...
... on, until I had a nasty fall, I hit ice, lost control, and bounced off a 6"6 Romanian guy and then tumbled another 10metres downhill. Hurt and winded I got back in my skiis, though for rest of that day my mojo was definitely gone, confidence just wasn't the same. Next morning however I was back in form. Although very sore still ! We had a different instructor this day as all the groups were to be sorted out that afternoon. The groups were now split up well, people of ...
A lie-in was followed by lunch at Taverna, a restaurant only round the corner from my flat. I suggested this place because I know it does good chicken kavarma (chicken and vegetable stew cooked and served in a clay pot) and tarator and the décor is atmospheric.
After lunch we went to the Hadji Nikoli museum and art gallery. At the moment it has two temporary exhibitions on loan from the Numismatic Museum in Ruse; one ...
... the khan can put a wax stamp on official scrolls.
Veliko Tarnovo translates into Great Tarnovo. It is obvious to me while the rulers of the Second Bulgaria Empire made this town their stronghold, and why this place was one of the centers of Bulgarian resistance during the Revival period. There is so much history here, and it doesn't take much of a leap of the imagination to imagine life here in Great Tarnovo hundreds of years ago.