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... Bulgaria, 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, ...
... the ruins of Tsaravets Fortress. There were originally over 400 houses, churhces monasteries and shops but was pretty much destroyed by the Turks in 1398. After a brief visit we found an overnight park beside a roadside restaurant.
The town of Koprivshtitsa was really interesting. It had several old homes open for viewing. Some weren't open because they were closed on Mondays, but we were able to see inside 3 of ...
... 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 ...
... were missing their eyes. Apparently, at one point in time, the (painted) eyes of the saints were considered good luck, so people would scrape them off and take them home. Yes, they vandalized a house of worship for luck.
The Boyana church isn't too far from Sofia, so we were back quickly from there. One of hte other girls on the tour and I went for dinner at MishMash, a restaurant that was on a food tour she had done yesterday. Perhaps if I hadn't ...