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... from our walk until between 1 and 2pm, which is when we started cooking. We had homemade tarator to start; for the main we had herb-sprinkled chicken breasts cooked in foil, roast potatoes, stuffing, carrots, leeks fried with mozzarella cheese (an experiment I shall definitely repeat) and lots and lots of lovely handmade bread sauce.
We were so full after this we had to have a lie down for a couple of hours; it ...
... the old town. I had my old favourite, tarator (a cold soup made from yoghurt, cucumber, dill, garlic, vegetable oil and chopped nuts) as a starter. I've forgotten what else we had apart from the pudding, which I will always remember due to its unusualness. The dish I had was 'Frumenty'! I'd only ever heard about that as a dish people used to have at Christmas in the UK in Medieval times, so I was intrigued to see it here. I'd always assumed it was served hot, but here it ...
... beer I'd bought for him a few days ago. We also went next door to buy some 1kg tubs of honey from my landlady.
After about an hour we went out for dinner at Hadji Nikoli. We shared an antipasti plate, Dave had a Bulgarian pork grill and I had stuffed chicken breasts, with buttered broccoli as a side. It was great.
It had been a long day, so we went straight back to the flat after dinner, finished unpacking and headed for bed.
... the river from the other side of the hill. The Assen Monument consists of an upright sword, flanked by four Bulgarian Tsars on horseback. From 1185 to 1241, these Tsars helped the Bulgarian State reach its political, cultural and economic height,
with Tarnevgrad (as VT was formerly known) as its capital.
Behind the monument there was an art gallery, but to my surprise (considering it was a Saturday and a nice sunny day to boot, so quite a few people were around), ...
... What I thought was going to be a fairly leisurely ride to Kazanluk with a stop at Shipka turned out to be a full day of sightseeing. My head was buzzing by the end of the day while I was trying to wrap it around everything I had seen. But that just goes to show how much there is to see in this small country the size of Tennessee, the numerous battles and wars to control this piece of the Balkan peninsula a testament to its natural beauty, wonderful climate and fertile lands.