Hotel Villa Roka
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... at some points the road disappeared almost all together. We made it to Plovdiv in one piece and set out sights on a shopping mall to fulfil our cash and shopping needs. Things were still rough stomach wise so I first hit up the pharmacy for some relief, had to use actions to explain as there was a language barrier, almost a Bridget jones moment, but got the message across in the end as she directed me to a massive display at the end of a row - ...
... 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 ...
10 of us jumped into two private buses this morning with our driver, Jorgi again, to drive up the nearby ski resort of Mt Vihen, at around 2500 metres. Our guide, Kraski, was a local ski instructor. He had won three bronze and one silver in the Bulgarian downhill and slalom so a pretty fit character. He took us for a half an hour walk up the hillside to a lake, through the snow.
We thought it was going to be a ...
... driver, possibly comments along the lines of "silly tourists", but let's not be cynical. He took us to the outskirts of the village, a journey of about 6 horse and cart minutes, or 500 metres, and showed us where the local laundry was.
The locals had diverted the main river bed to a channel that ran into a huge wooden bucket, maybe 3 metres in diameter. The fresh water pumps into the bucket and swirls around like a whirlpool before discharging at ...
Back on private transport this morning and we took a 2 hour bus trip to Rila Monastery. Built for Saint John the miracle-working hermit from the 9th Century, it is located in a beautiful spot in the hills, and surrounded by snow capped mountains. It is an incredible place for the monastery, which was rebuilt in the 19th century, so quite modern and has a very distinctive look. We had a quick glance through the church, as, by this stage, we have seen a fair few churches. ...